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The Guardian Project

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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.

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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

2012 $388,500 18 months
2015 $468,875 18 months

Total Funding: $857,375

Addressed problems

  • Restrictive Internet filtering by technical methods (IP blocking, DNS filtering, TCP RST, DPI, etc.)
  • Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication

Objective(s)

  • Technology development

Beneficiaries

  • General public
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Sexual minorities
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Activists
  • Journalists
  • Advocacy groups/NGOs

Region(s)

  • Global

Technology attributes

  • Anonymity
  • Cryptography
  • Mobile application (clientside)
  • Sensitive data
  • User interface/experience
  • Web API/Mobile application (serverside)

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