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Ionosphere: Javascript Services for Signal and Hubot

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

Though Signal is one of the most popular tools for secure communication, it has certain shortcomings for large-scale organizing. Namely, it exposes the phone number of every member of a group to every other member of that group. Ionosphere provides an intermediary that allows for distributing messages to a group without exposing those phone numbers, thus helping to protect activists using Signal.

Current project status

Just an idea (Pre-alpha)
It exists! (Alpha/Beta)
It's basically done (Release)
People use it (Production)

Funding to date

2017 $30,000 3 months
Core Infrastructure Fund

Total Funding: $30,000

Addressed problems

  • Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication


  • Software or hardware development
  • Technology development


  • Entrepreneurs
  • Activists
  • Technologists

Region(s) archive

  • Global

Technology attributes

  • Application deployment
  • Cryptography
  • Server daemon

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