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The Calyx Institute: Who We Are and What We Do

The Calyx Institute is a technology non-profit with the mission of developing, testing and distributing free privacy software, as well as working to bridge the digital divide.

The Calyx Institute is entirely member supported. Thanks to our members, we can develop cutting-edge Internet privacy services and make them widely available for free! Like a calyx opens to support a flower in bloom, our goal is to continue and expand, creating a more robust and self-sustaining organization dedicated to online privacy, security and accessibility issues.

Currently, we offer free VPN service at www.calyx.net based on the incredibly ambitious LEAP open source project. Thanks to your support, we now plan to expand that offering to include their cloud-based client encrypted email solution as well.

Our Jabber instant messaging service began as an experiment, but surprised us all by growing into a very popular service with over 150,000...view

You are Invited: Briar Meetup hosted by Calyx Institute in Brooklyn, NY

Briar is a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate. Unlike traditional messaging apps, Briar doesn't rely on a central server - messages are synchronized directly between the users' devices. If the internet's down, Briar can sync via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, keeping the information flowing in a crisis. If the internet's up, Briar can sync via the Tor network, protecting users and their relationships from surveillance.

There will be a Briar Meetup in New York hosted by @calyxinstitute on Saturday June 9. No registration required. Just show up and meet a Briar developer.

This is a great opportunity to add more peers to your Briar contact list and try out the app with others (Android phone required).

When Saturday June 9th - 7pm Eastern time
Where

The Calyx...view

Help us bridge the "Digital Divide" by supporting our campaign as part of DuckDuckGo's $500,000 Privacy Challenge

We are super excited and very honored to have been chosen to be one of the contestants in DuckDuckGo's $500,000 Privacy Challenge fundraiser. Your help is essential to meeting this goal. The team that raises the most money gets $50,000 .. second place $40,000, all the way down to sixteenth place gets $3,000 .. and there are weekly bonus challenges for orgs to win another $247,000. And there are other challenges each week - for instance any donation made between now and April 10 at 1:59:59pm ET will be matched - dollar for dollar - up to $3,000 ! And if we can raise $5000 by the end of the week we would get entered to win an additional $5000.

Please give your support ( or join the team to recruit other supporters ) at https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/the-calyx-institute
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