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Privus: Fully Encrypted Email, Chat and Texting made Simple

A project in Salt Lake City, UT by CypherCom

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The first one-time-pad encrypted email service that’s as easy to use as Gmail, and lets you keep your existing email address.
Backers: 212
Average Pledge Per Backer: $96

Funded: $20,280 of $37,500
Dates: Mar 10th -> May 9th (60 days)
Project By: CypherCom
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Latest News

Angel Investor to Fund Privus this Month.

May 8th - via:
Hi All, While our KickStarter campaign has not funded, we have been very fortunate to get involved with an angel investor that has ties to Silicon Valley. We've come to terms and are finalizing the contracts. With any luck, we should be signing next... (Read More)

Video Walkthrough: Opening and Decrypting in Privus

April 16th - via:
In this update, Rick walks us through opening and decrypting messages in Privus.  And just in case you missed it, make sure you check out these other walkthrough videos: Composing and Encrypting Messages Privus Desktop Interface Walkthrough Privus... (Read More)

Video Walkthrough: Composing a message in Privus

April 15th - via:
Hello Privus Backer Team and welcome new backers! Continuing in our series of Privus video walkthroughs, this update will focus on how to compose an encrypted message in the Privus desktop app. Just in case you missed it, make sure you check out the... (Read More)

Privus Desktop Interface Walkthrough Video

April 14th - via:
Over the next few days, we're going to give you a peak at the beta interface -- and demonstrate how easy it is to send and receive emails.  In today's update, we step through just a few of the features in our email tab.  Enjoy!   (Read More)

First public video preview of Privus released!

April 10th - via:
So far, 129 backers have pledged over $15,000. That's pretty incredible when you think about it. We can't thank you enough for believing in this project! As we head into the 2nd half of the campaign, our challenge to you is to reach out to those you... (Read More)

Huge world-wide security bug emphasizes importance of Privus client-side encryption

April 8th - via:
Two days ago it was revealed there is a huge bug in OpenSSL named "Heartbleed". What this means is people who thought they were storing and transmitting sensitive data securely were not actually doing so.  We've never had confidence in SSL as a... (Read More)

Another reason for Privus: "Google has NSA-proofed your Gmail!"

March 26th - via:
Last week, Google (through articles on PCMag, CNN and several major news sites) made big waves by announcing it was "beefing up the security of Gmail to make mass surveillance of its customers' email nearly impossible" by securing how users connect... (Read More)

We're Off to a Good Start! Next Step: Press Push this Wednesday.

March 17th - via:
We’d like to start off by sincerely thanking all of our supporters! You got us off to a great start. We feel that hitting 16 percent of our goal in the first week is a good indicator of a successful funding – especially since we started the... (Read More)

Edward Snowden’s Broadcast Described the Need for Privus

March 11th - via:
We were thrilled to hear that the day we launched Privus on Kickstarter, the first 15 minutes of Edward Snowden's first public interview, was devoted almost exclusively to the need for encrypted communications services that both provide true security... (Read More)

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