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Here follows a selection of projects the the Open Technology Fund has supported.

STARTTLS Everywhere is a program that system administrators can use to quickly—and easily—secure and authenticate connections between email servers.

Adversary Lab is a service that analyzes captured network traffic to extract statistical properties.

This is an effort to improve the Certbot ACME client to ensure more secure HTTPS deployment.

Clatter is a suite of extremely lightweight and standalone libraries, which aims to create common protocols and standards for existing projects to add in secure nearby communication without having

Derechos Digitales, wants to help bring online privacy and anonymity to various communities in Latin America. To that end, they are contributing to the expansion of the Tor network.

The DNSprivacy project seeks to further the provisioning of open and experimental DNS-over-TLS resolution services based on with the features they offer, provide data on the operational realities o

For over 20 years, the Belarusian civil society and particularly human rights defenders have been operating in an increasingly restrictive environment.


The Global Voices Summit explores how key ideas in the structure of the internet and the shape of online discourse can rewire our societies for resilience, deliberative civics, a journalism based o

The Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) is one of the largest gatherings in the world that brings together activists, journalists, developers, humanitarian workers and others working on Internet freedo

Ionosphere is a bot for bouncing Signal messages to groups of users to facilitate messaging that protects the social graph.

Mailvelope brings PGP encryption to webmail clients for services such as Gmail, Yahoo, and others while also being configurable for use on private email servers that offer a web client experience.

NewNode is the first decentralized peer-to-peer content delivery protocol, enabling data distribution free from censorship, spying, and attack.

NoScript is a popular privacy and security enhancing browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and is pre-installed in the Tor Browser.

Ooni-probe, the Open Observatory of Networking Interference, is an open source network testing framework and associated tests for detecting internet censorship.

The Rights Action Lab is focused on building the capabilities of three Tibetan civil society organizations (CSOs) so they can better respond to emergency response situations quickly and effectively

Background: The Public Key Infrastructure protects users from malicious man-in-the-middle attacks by having trusted Certificate Authorities vouch for the identity of servers on the Internet through

Specifically the project will study Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and South Sudan.

SubgraphOS is a desktop operating system that is designed to be both usable for non-technical users and secure against active interference and targeted attacks.

The Suspicious Email Submitter is an extension for common web browsers and email clients that enables the user in one-click to submit a suspicious email with all the information necessary to a pre-

Tor Metrics is the central mechanism The Tor Project uses to evaluate the functionality and ongoing relevance of these access and security technologies to the internet freedom community.

Core issues: 

For the past ten years, the Tor Project has been providing the world with technology and research essential to protecting privacy and freedom of speech online.

This project builds on existing work to scale up the capacity of the existing Viet Tan helpdesk and launch a public awareness campaigns to target Vietnam’s Facebook users, inclusive of journalists,


Wechatscope aims to develop a systematic, scalable and robust system to collect, analyze, and visualize a representative set of censored messages of Wechat’s public accounts in China.