We Focus On
The lack of pervasive and secure Anonymous/Pseudonymous email is a major shortcoming of technologists. We aim to update the Mixmaster and Mixminion remailer systems in use, and develop a next-generation nymserver.
Finding bugs in code is usually the last step in a good review. What's the threat model, how is the system architected, how is the crypto performed, where are the keys stored? After all that, we can start poking at the code...
We encourage the development of mobile applications for anonymity, encryption, and communication - both whole-phone solutions such as The Guardian Project and individual applications like those from Whisper Systems.
We think about and play with protocols such as Bitcoin and other decentralized, secure, digital currencies.
We use and hack on tools such as Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging that provide encrypted end-to-end chat.