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Lantern

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The Android version of Lantern will include all of the blocking resistance features of Lantern on desktop.

Most notably in a mobile context, this will include Lantern’s peer-to-peer (P2P) functionality, with mobile users in uncensored regions providing access to users in censored regions.

The desktop version of Lantern has been largely successful in offering a open source censorship circumvention tool that is resistant to blocking, financially and technically scalable, and usable by any ordinary persons.

Most notably in a mobile context, this will include Lantern’s peer-to-peer (P2P) functionality, with mobile users in uncensored regions providing access to users in censored regions. While such a system includes a number of technical challenges on mobile, we feel strongly that we can meet those challenges through only deploying it in specific contexts.

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Current project status

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

Funding to date

2015 $791,506 18 months

Total Funding: $791,506

Addressed problems

  • Blocking, filtering, or modification of political, social, and/or religious content (including apps)
  • Technical attacks against government critics, journalists, and/or human rights organizations (Cyberattacks)
  • Restrictive Internet filtering by technical methods (IP blocking, DNS filtering, TCP RST, DPI, etc.)
  • Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication

Objective(s)

  • Technology development
  • Deploying technology
  • Software or hardware development

Beneficiaries

  • General public

Region(s)

  • Global

Technology attributes

  • Application deployment
  • Mobile application (clientside)
  • Web API/Mobile application (serverside)

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