Calyx Institute Recognized by IRS as Tax-Exempt Public Charity

We are pleased to report that the Internal Revenue Service has recognized The Calyx Institute as a public charity that is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.

This means that contributions made to the organization, going all the way back to our date of foundation ( May 19, 2010 ) are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

A copy of our IRS determination letter is available here.



Nicholas Merrill gives talk on privacy at PopTech conference

On October 20th, 2012 The Calyx Institute's executive director Nicholas Merrill gave a talk on the main stage at the PopTech conference in Camden, Maine. PopTech described the talk in this way: "Nicholas Merrill created the Calyx Institute to educate the public regarding the lack of privacy in telecommunications and to develop the infrastructure to implement secure mobile phone and Internet services in a way that has not been done before. “It is just part of human dignity that we want to keep parts of our lives private and have control over who we let in and who we don’t.” To see a video of the talk click here view

Calyx Institute's Executive Director participates in "Security and Freedom" panel discussion at the Turing Festival

Turing Festival The Calyx Institute's executive director, Nicholas Merrill participated in a panel discussion at the Turing Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 25th, 2012 entitled "Security and Freedom". Other participants on the panel included:
  • Ross Anderson (Cambridge University)
  • David Allen Green (Reporter and Lawyer)
  • Dr Wendy Moncur (University of Dundee)
  • Jim Killock (Executive Director of the Open Rights Group)
Click here for more information on the Turing Festival.view