by Jay Syrmopoulos
and digital rights activist
is close to obtaining the required funding
to build a military grade encrypted internet
free from the spying eyes of the state...
Digital rights activist and award-winning journalist Barrett Brown's Pursuance Project is close to becoming a reality, as the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the creation of this ambitious suite of interconnected digital tools, including,
...all protected by military-grade end-to-end zero-knowledge encryption, closes in on its goal needed to fund the project's development costs.
The Pursuance Project is a software platform that Brown designed to help journalists, researchers, and activists collaborate securely - without fear of government or private contractor surveillance.
The software offers the same protection that SecureDrop provides but extends that level of security to your team communications, emails, texts, video and more.
Brown explained the extreme importance of this project, stating:
For those unfamiliar with Brown's history as a prolific digital activist, a bio by the Courage Foundation provides insight:
Brown explains the goals of the Pursuance Project in the video below:
It's clear that with ever-watchful eye of government surveillance, working in unison with social media giants, has created a landscape for mass surveillance that leaves those whose work requires anonymity at risk.
The Pursuance Project says that they are,
The importance of a platform from which individuals can collaborate and communicate in a secure digital environment cannot be overstated, as the current paradigm is that of a freedom suffocating mass surveillance society.
The Pursuance Project allows for groups and individuals to privately create, without fear of their worked being spied upon by outside actors.
This project will allow for those engaged in,
...to operate in a private and secure environment, where governmental entities that view these activities as threats are kept out...