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Tella is a mobile tool that protects journalists and human rights defenders facing repressive surveillance,

including device searches/seizures, interception of/eavesdropping on sensitive communication, and attack

against servers. Tella currently allows users to seamlessly hide and encrypt sensitive material in a secure

container on their mobile device, and securely send this material to the servers of the organization or partner

they're working with.

This project will upgrade Tella security by 1) improving on-device encryption and camouflage to

better protect users against physical repressive surveillance, 2) deploying Pluggable Transports to bypass


Current project status

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

Funding to date

2020 $53,300 6 months
Internet Freedom Fund

Total Funding: $53,300