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Here follows a selection of projects the the Open Technology Fund has supported.
STARTTLS Everywhere is a program that system administrators can use to quickly—and easily—secure and authenticate connections between email servers.
ISC develops and maintains BIND, one of the most widely-used open source software applications for running a DNS resolver.
This is an effort to improve the Certbot ACME client to ensure more secure HTTPS deployment.
CGIProxy is “the original anti-censorship software,” allowing anyone anywhere to view and share web content.
Clatter is a suite of extremely lightweight and standalone libraries, which aims to create common protocols and standards for existing projects to add in secure nearby communication without having
Derechos Digitales, wants to help bring online privacy and anonymity to various communities in Latin America. To that end, they are contributing to the expansion of the Tor network.
The DNSprivacy project seeks to further the provisioning of open and experimental DNS-over-TLS resolution services based on with the features they offer, provide data on the operational realities o
For over 20 years, the Belarusian civil society and particularly human rights defenders have been operating in an increasingly restrictive environment.
The Global Voices Summit explores how key ideas in the structure of the internet and the shape of online discourse can rewire our societies for resilience, deliberative civics, a journalism based o
The project will create a website dashboard service that displays the current and past Internet censorship state of News Media, Political Criticism, Religion, Sex Education and Social Networks for
The Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) is one of the largest gatherings in the world that brings together activists, journalists, developers, humanitarian workers and others working on Internet freedo
Ionosphere is a bot for bouncing Signal messages to groups of users to facilitate messaging that protects the social graph.
This project will build a research framework for individuals analyzing information controls through network measurements.
Mailvelope brings PGP encryption to webmail clients for services such as Gmail, Yahoo, and others while also being configurable for use on private email servers that offer a web client experience.
NewNode is the first decentralized peer-to-peer content delivery protocol, enabling data distribution free from censorship, spying, and attack.
NoScript is a popular privacy and security enhancing browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and is pre-installed in the Tor Browser.
Ooni-probe, the Open Observatory of Networking Interference, is an open source network testing framework and associated tests for detecting internet censorship.
This project seeks to build a suite of provisioning tooling to allow for automated deployment and management of OSS groupware tools, secure communication, circumvention and other offerings from the
The Rights Action Lab is focused on building the capabilities of three Tibetan civil society organizations (CSOs) so they can better respond to emergency response situations quickly and effectively
Background: The Public Key Infrastructure protects users from malicious man-in-the-middle attacks by having trusted Certificate Authorities vouch for the identity of servers on the Internet through
Current efforts to understand nation-state censorship often neglects the existence of server-side blocking, when private companies such as VPN providers, content delivery networks (CDNs) and other
Specifically the project will study Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and South Sudan.
SubgraphOS is a desktop operating system that is designed to be both usable for non-technical users and secure against active interference and targeted attacks.
The Suspicious Email Submitter is an extension for common web browsers and email clients that enables the user in one-click to submit a suspicious email with all the information necessary to a pre-
Tor Metrics is the central mechanism The Tor Project uses to evaluate the functionality and ongoing relevance of these access and security technologies to the internet freedom community.
This project builds on existing work to scale up the capacity of the existing Viet Tan helpdesk and launch a public awareness campaigns to target Vietnam’s Facebook users, inclusive of journalists,
Wechatscope aims to develop a systematic, scalable and robust system to collect, analyze, and visualize a representative set of censored messages of Wechat’s public accounts in China.