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auth-name : Kali Kaneko tag : privacy, usability, email, vpn, federated system, crypto, mortals, superheros

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LEAP Encryption Access Project: Encrypted Communications for Mere Mortals

What if I told you that a regular user can get gpg-encrypted communications just following a wizard and click-click-click? What if I told you that her email can be backuped in the cloud, in a way that a server compromise could not reveal the private data? What about an Encrypted Proxy that's at the same reasonably secure and easy to use, configure and deloy?

Well, you don't have to trust me. Just come and see it with your own eyes.

At LEAP we are obsessed with making possible for any service provider to easily deploy secure services and for people to use these services without needing to learn new software or change their behavior. These services are based on open, federated standards, but done right: the provider does not have access to the user’s data, and we use open protocols in the most secure way possible.

On the server side we have created the LEAP Platform, a “provider in a box” set of complementary packages and server recipes automated to lower the barriers of entry for aspiring secure service providers. On the client side, we have created a cross-platform application called Bitmask that automatically configures itself once a user has selected a provider and which services to enable. Bitmask provides a local proxy that a standard email client can connect to, and allows for easy one-click Virtual Private Network (VPN) service.