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The Guardian Project

The Guardian Project aims to create easy to use apps, open-source firmware MODs, and customized, commercial mobile phones that can be used and deployed around the world, by any person looking to protect their communications and personal data from unjust intrusion and monitoring. The current project focuses the continued development and launch of Bazaar. OTF support will help create a complete distribution ecosystem for Internet freedom tools that provides secure, streamlined tools for developers and organizations, while providing an easy “app store” experience with built-in circumvention. Android platform, the largest smartphone platform around the world. It will act a secure alternative to the Google PlayStore.

Funding to date

2012
2015
$388 500
$468 875
18 months
18 months
Total funding: 
$857 375
Core issues: 
Access to the Internet
Current project status
  • Just an Idea (Pre-alpha)
  • It Exists! (Alpha/Beta)
  • It's basically done. (Release)
  • People Use It. (Production)
Objectives
Technology development
Beneficiaries
General public
Women
Youth
Sexual minorities
Ethnic minorities
Activists
Journalists
Advocacy groups/NGOs
Addressed problems
Restrictive Internet filtering by technical methods (IP blocking, DNS filtering, TCP RST, DPI, etc.)
Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication
Technology focus
User interface/experience
Anonymity
Web API/Mobile application (serverside)
Mobile application (clientside)
Cryptography
Sensitive data