Our First Donation Stats

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Since we are collecting donations to help cover our costs for the privacy infrastructure we operate for you - the general public, we want to give you some insides on how much we collected and how much we spent. We would also like to encourage other similar organizations to publish comparable numbers.

So far we collected a total of 776 Euro since we launched until the end of November 2018. This includes donations and membership fees (excluding "internal" donations from the core team itself).

On the spending side we had a total of 2451 Euro of expenses.

This money was primarily used for our infrastructure providing privacy enhancing services to the general public free of charge.

With that money we routed a total of over 5800 TiB of Tor traffic (rx+tx).

So statistically speaking we pushed more than 2.3 TiB of privacy enhancing traffic for every Euro spent. This should give you an idea on how efficiently your donation is transformed into privacy enhancing services like Tor bandwidth and since our monthly throughput is still growing our cost efficiency is also expected to get even better next year.

Until the end of next year we are aiming to collect a total of 3000 Euros via donations and membership fees to help cover some of our costs.

Thanks for supporting the operation of privacy enhancing technology services!

The Foundation for Applied Privacy says: Hello World!

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After preparing this day behind the curtains during the past few months, we are glad to officially launch the Foundation for Applied Privacy today! We are a non-profit privacy infrastructure provider based in Vienna, Austria and we are passionate about privacy-enhancing technologies.

Our goals are to:

  • help protect privacy, freedom of expression and digital rights
  • thwart commercial tracking
  • thwart mass surveilance
  • help circumvent censorship
  • promote secure communication
  • further and promote free software that helps with achieving above goals
  • further, promote and research IT security of said free software
  • increase the dissemination and availability of privacy-enhancing tools

To achieve these goals we

  • operate privacy-enhancing services for the general public free of charge
  • share our operational experience as privacy infrastructure provider
  • encourage and help others to also operate privacy-enhancing services

With the launch of our organization we are also launching our first Tor Exit relay today. In the coming weeks and months we will scale up our capacity and look into additional privacy-enhancing services.

We will also be present at the PrivacyWeek, taking place in Vienna at the end of October 2018.

Stay tuned for additional exciting news that we will announce soon on this blog and via our Twitter and Mastodon channels.

If you like what we do please consider supporting us.