Technology Design, Development & Deployment

We contribute to the design, development and implementation of open source technologies and communities that increase free expression, circumvent censorship, and obstruct repressive surveillance as a way to promote human rights and open societies (Privacy and Security Enhancing Technologies).

We undertake research including surveys, design, development, and implementation programs focused on increasing:

  • Access to the internet, including tools to circumvent website blocks, connection blackouts, and widespread censorship;
  • Awareness of access, privacy, or security threats and protective measures, including how-to guides, instructional apps, data collection platforms, and other efforts that increase the efficacy of internet freedom tools;
  • Privacy enhancement, including the ability to be free from repressive observation and the option to be anonymous when accessing the internet; and
  • Security from danger or threat when accessing the internet, including encryption tools.