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Announcing the Release of the ZKAPs Whitepaper

Least Authority is pleased to announce the publication of the Zero Knowledge Access Passes (ZKAPs) Whitepaper. The paper is intended both for technical and non-technical audiences.  ZKAPs, or Zero-Knowledge Access Passes, provide an anonymous, token-based authorization protocol based on Privacy Pass that facilitates an online exchange of value while disconnecting

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MW4ALL Participates in NGI Bootcamp

Least Authority recently participated in a business scale-up bootcamp organized by NGI TETRA. The bootcamp offered us valuable lessons and the honor of being chosen as one of its ‘winners’. NGI (Next Generation Internet) is a program funded by the European Union, supporting a “Human Internet that respects the fundamental values

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PrivateStorage is Coming Soon!

Keep your data private in our cloud. PrivateStorage is a new secure storage product that will become available in the third quarter of 2021. As firm believers in protection of our customers’ privacy, we will offer a private, secure and end-to-end encrypted solution that aims to minimize the collection of

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We’re upgrading Magic Wormhole to Magic Wormhole for All

The Problem Sending a file from one computer to another is common and should be simple, but it can be surprisingly complicated, even in 2020. This simple-yet-complicated user story is illustrated in xkcd comic #949. How should you send a file from your computer to someone else’s computer? What security

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Using ZKAPs to Disconnect Payment Data from Service Data

A note from the team: we’re continually looking for possible applications of ZKAPs in a variety of scenarios. If there is a product or project you’re working on that you would like to test ZKAPs with, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Last month, our team, the Least Authoritarians, gave

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The Path from S4 to PrivateStorage

In March 2019, Least Authority announced PrivateStorage, our new joint venture with Private Internet Access, a privacy-focused VPN provider, to launch a new secure cloud storage product based on Tahoe-LAFS. Since then, we have been asked questions about how PrivateStorage relates to our currently offered Simple Secure Storage Service (S4),

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Why We Need Client-Side Encryption?

Already in 2017, there has been an inordinate number of cybersecurity meltdowns. This complex and constantly evolving range of security threats lead many of us to wonder how we can best protect our data from theft or loss. Many cloud providers advertise their use of end-to-end encryption for security. However, some of the important data breaches in the past have demonstrated that end-to-end encryption may not be enough. What is end-to-end encryption? End to end encryption is a method of…

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