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Libre Boston: GNU/Linux Free Software Users Group Message Board › Help kickstart a internet service combo that fights for your privacy

Help kickstart a internet service combo that fights for your privacy

A former member
Post #: 1
Some of you may have heard about the person starting the Calyx Institute. Years ago, he was served a request by the government for user data. Many ISPs simply handed over the info, whereas he fought back. He was put on a gag order, so it wasn't until recently that he could reveal his identity.

He is interested in client privacy to the highest degree possible, whereas many ISPs seem to take the opposite approach. Currently he is finishing up raising funds for his company which will start out as an affordable encrypted VPN over a wireless connection in urban areas across the country. His low aim is to raise $1M after people show their financial interest during the crowd-funding phase, which at the time of writing will end in 26 hours.

Take a look and consider donating if you find this kind of service ideal.

http://www.indiegogo....­
Will R.
user 11531220
Group Organizer
Needham Heights, MA
Post #: 2
Thanks for sharing this Andrew! I will check it out.

Comcast was in the news this week for refusing to comply with subpoenas for data on bit torrent users. I'm sure it's not out of the goodness of their hearts, but it is positive. Still, it would be foolish to depend on Comcast or other ISPs to do the right thing and respect our freedom. A solution like Calyx would be welcome.

Article on Comcast and the Subpoena Issue (torrentfreak.com)
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