What problem does it solve?
I spoke with Christian who explained that he had worked for several years helping companies develop tracking technology. He realized that in addition to himself there were quite a lot of people building tracking technologies.
Many people do not know how pervasive tracking technology really is. As I learn more about it I realized I had to help people to protect themselves.
Who is it useful for?
There are a lot of folks who are worried about their privacy, but they don’t want to set up the technical details. This could include your parents who you want to protect. Or it could just be yourself.
The critical point here is that it doesn’t take very much time to install.
Because it’s easy to use, Christian believes that it will be accessible to many more people and result in much better privacy protection overall.
What are the main benefits?
One of the critical points of this product is that it is open hardware and open software. This means that other people can improve the software and hardware over time. Christian and Boris want it to be open so that that third parties can check the hardware and software to ensure that nothing unusual is going on.
If you buy a device from a large corporation, they might not be as open as this. We really want this to be helpful to the community and to be the best option for people who care about privacy. That’s why we are using open hardware and will be making the software open source.
Backers: 232 people
Goal: $50,000 USD goal
Successful: yes (flexible funding)
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