Data Dealer - Legal? Illegal? Whatever.

A project in Vienna, Austria by Cuteacute

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Data Dealer, the clever game about personal data & privacy. Run your own Tracebook & crush those whiny privacy critics!
Backers: 754
Average Pledge Per Backer: $67

Funded: $50,362 of $50,000
Dates: Jun 14th -> Jul 11th (28 days)
Project By: Cuteacute
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Latest News

Last day: 8 hours to go, only $3,000 missing!

July 11th - via:
Dear backers! It's so awesome. After an exciting (but also somewhat exhausting) 4-week-marathon we have now reached $47.000. Thanks soo much, you're great! We only need $3,000 more to hit our 50k goal. As you all know, it's essential that we reach... (Read More)

24 hours to go! Still $7,500 needed. It must be possible.

July 10th - via:
Dear fellow friends of decent data dealing! Okay. We've got 519 (!!) backers now - coming from all parts of the world. Our current status: $42,485. We have to make another $7,500 until tomorrow to hit our goal. And very soon we'll be in the last 24... (Read More)

Final sprint: 50 hours to go! Can we do it?

July 9th - via:
Dear backers, You are more than 400 now! Thanks so much ♥, it feels great to receive such positive feedback on the work we've been doing for 2 years. And a special shout-out to our 130 (!) new backers since yesterday, heyhey! Great things are... (Read More)

3 days left, final sprint! Help Data Dealer succeed

July 8th - via:
Dear backers, We are in the final days of our campaign now. 3 days and 3 hours left, and it's going to be a really close call. During the weekend we cracked the 30k mark, and we've now reached just over $34,000. Thanks so much for your ongoing... (Read More)

Finally: Complete rewards overview! Plus: Two very special new rewards

July 5th - via:
This is our first Kickstarter campaign and, well, we're sorry: After adding some rewards later on the rewards section now has become a little, uh, messy. But: It's Sunday, the day before the final (crucial!) phase, and we've finally created a... (Read More)

New rewards! X-Ray Spex Cyborg & Martyr to Privacy

July 4th - via:
Dear fellow friends of decent data dealing! Introducing...two wonderful new rewards: From $99: X-RAY SPEX CYBORGAll of the above, plus: Google Glass? Forget it! With our cybertronically enhanced X-ray glasses you'll see through anybody's best kept... (Read More)

Sneak Leaks Part 2: What's new in your empire? Plus: new rewards!

July 2nd - via:
In our last full version in-game update we showed you how to juggle and enhance your profiles in your database. If you didn't catch the video, check it out here. So what's new today? Take a look at your new empire: besides agents, there are now... (Read More)

Data Dealer on Mashable!

July 1st - via:
Data Dealer on Mashable - one of the world's largest blogs! It's crazy...nearly 1000 tweets since 5 hours!! Wow. Check out the article & the video they've done about us, they're really cool: (Read More)

Satirical PRISM-Inspired Game Lets You 'Play God' With Personal Data

July 1st - via:
What if you had control over millions of Internet users' personal data? Players of a new game called Data Dealer can experience that first-hand by running their own "Smoogle" and "Tracebook," while collecting and selling user data. Described on its official site as "PRISM as a game," Data Dealer is a satirical take on the National Security Agency's covert surveillance program. (Read More)

Anonymous Letter Received!

June 30th - via:
We've received a letter from Germany, addressed to our Data Dealer office in Vienna, and signed with: "an anonymous informant"! Dear anonymous informant! If you are reading this: Very nice! And thanks for your wonderful feedback. In addition to the... (Read More)

Sneak Leaks Part I: What´s new in your Database? In-game video!

June 27th - via:
We've nearly reached $10,000 - if you include PayPal contributions we're already over $10,500. Dear fellow friends of decent data dealing: Thank you so much for your support! Granted, we should already have a bit more at this point. But the last two... (Read More)

Full version preview, plus new reward: Secret DNA mashup ART project!

June 25th - via:
Dear fellow friends of decent data dealing! Starting today we'll give you a sneak peek into the full-featured version of Data Dealer we've been working on since last October. In the future you will be able to run many different types of nicely... (Read More)

Max Kelly, your best horse in the stable! Plus: ProPublica & New Yorker

June 22nd - via:
Revealed in the New York Times a few days ago: When former Tracebook chief security officer Max Kelly - who was responsible for protecting the personal information of Tracebook’s more than one billion users - left the company in 2010, he went to... (Read More)

And the award goes to...

June 19th - via:
Good news everyone...we're excited (and proud!) to announce that last night, at the Games for Change Award ceremony, Data Dealer was announced as the winner of the "Most Significant Impact" category. And we received a shiny trophy as well! As you can... (Read More)

You wonderful people!

June 16th - via:
’Three days since we launched our campaign and 120 (!) of you contributed more than 4.000$! Thank you so much - you are amazing! We are really excited about all of your positive feedback and want to thank you for helping us finish a project we are... (Read More)

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