Our fundraising campaign is all about the Digital Divide - the minimum goal for this fundraiser is to raise $100,000 so we can send 100 4G/LTE hotspots with unlimited data plans to public libraries in Puerto Rico, and to fund CryptoHarlem for the next year. Libraries lend out internet hotspots so people without their own internet connection can get online.
If we can raise more than that number then we can send more modems to Puerto Rico! According to our research there are 66 public libraries in 43 cities and towns in Puerto Rico. Please help us to help underserved communities in Puerto Rico get online and to help CryptoHarlem continue its important work.
We are a non-profit education and research organization devoted to studying, testing and developing and implementing privacy technology and tools to promote free speech, free expression, civic engagement and privacy rights on the Internet and in the Mobile telephone industry.
In other words, we build free security software and give it away as a way to teach and help people communicate privately! We also sponsor regular events in NYC such as CryptoHarlem. You may have seen CryptoHarlem featured in a recent episode of Vice's Motherboard "CryptoHarlem Is Teaching Digital Security to the Over-Surveilled Black Community"
We offer a free VPN (virtual private network) at calyx.net and a free end-to-end encrypted Instant Messaging service that has 150,000 users. Calyx also gives people Internet access via the 4G/LTE data network in the United States - because Calyx's mission is not just about Privacy, it's also about the Digital Divide.