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Redfish launches open router project to improve privacy

December 2, 2013 | Written by The Grand Signal
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Network privacy is something on the minds of many people with the NSA and other government entities tapping into our networks. Brisbane-based company Redfish recently launched an open router project (ORP1) which ensures that all connected devices are protected from surveillance.

The high-performance network offers users the capability to run a firewall, IPSec Virtual Private Network (VPN), and Tor server. The project was built on both open source software and hardware which eliminates all likelihood of there being a built-in ‘back-door’ for the government. The company is currently attempting to raise $200,000 on Indiegogo to fund the completion of the prototype and the first manufacturing run.

The product will have an simple user-interface which means that any extensive knowledge in network security isn’t required to operate the router. “If you’re an infosec geek, a journalist or activist who needs to ensure privacy of your communications, or just someone who wants no-fuss networking in your home which keeps your internet usage private, ORP1 is for you”, writes on their Indiegogo description.

via Zdnet

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