Lecture: Let's roll out mass encryption!
'Cause mass surveillance is there for too long already
Let's "optimize" the cost of mass surveillance by rolling out encryption for the masses! We're already heading forward on that crossroad of privacy! We're developing pretty Easy privacy (pEp or p≡p) to make encryption easily available for everyone.
We've given up on the idea start protecting themselves, so we're writing protocols (and software) compatible with existing crypto and transport protocols. p≡p does what the user would want to do. This approach of taking away crypto needs from users’ view can be plugged into existing communication sofware.
p≡p motivates a new standard to securely encrypt and verify written communications without reinventing the wheel: p≡p eases secure communications relying on well-established end-to-end cryptographic methods by design. Following standards like OpenPGPG or OTR it integrates into existing systems for written digital communications and automating key management tasks.
p≡p's protocols automate the steps taught to users at cryptoparties, to protect their personal security and privacy by default. For easy integration of p≡p into application programming we provide very simple APIs because ultimately p≡p wants to change the default: from unencrypted, unverified and unanonymized to encrypted, verified and anonymized.
We support multiple platforms, multiple languages, multiple crypto technologies and multiple message transports. We will offer a Peer-to-Peer, End-to-End and device based secure synchronization of keys and configuration that is regularly audited Open Source and Free Software.
- pep.software (binaries and sources)
- pep.coop (cooperative / Genossenschaft - become a member! :)
- Whitepaper (PDF, a bit outdated)
- Short paper in German (from Chemnitzer Linuxtage)