Category: Research

Imagining the challenges of developers in repressive environments

The Guardian Project team spends a lot of time thinking about users. (example or lighthearted comment about Guardians love of UI/UX) In our work we focus on easy-to-use applications for users in high-risk scenarios. Because of this we are very focused on security. In our current work with the FDroid community to make it a secure, streamlined, and verifiable app…

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First Reproducible Builds Summit

I was just in Athens for the “Reproducible Builds Summit“, an Aspiration-run meeting focused on the issues of getting all software builds to be reproducible. This means that anyone starting with the same source code can build the exact same binary, bit-for-bit. At first glance, it sounds like this horrible, arcane detail, which it is really. But it provides tons…

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Orfox: Aspiring to bring Tor Browser to Android

Update 24 September, 2015: Orfox BETA is now on Google Play:¬†https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.guardianproject.orfox   In the summer of 2014 (https://lists.mayfirst.org/pipermail/guardian-dev/2014-August/003717.html), we announced that the results of work by Amogh Pradeep (https://github.com/amoghbl1), our 2014 Google Summer of Code student, has proven we could build Firefox for Android with some of the settings and configurations from the Tor Browser desktop software. We called this…

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