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Least Authority’s new comic explains Tahoe-LAFS based S4

Least Authority is excited to present a short comic which explains our Tahoe-LAFS based Simple Secure Storage Service (S4) with a simple narrative illustration. It demonstrates how our products/services provide a more secure alternative to popular online services. To learn more, read on. Special thanks to Sam Hester from The 23rd Story for her brilliant illustrations.

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Servers of Happiness

At Least Authority we understand the sensitivity of your data and are committed to ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and reliability as critical components of our products/ service to you. When clients are encoding files, they control several parameters. One of these is called “happiness” (or simply “H”) which tells the client the minimum number of servers that shares must be placed on. We have recently improved the algorithm used to determine share placement. Before we discuss…

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Gridsync – a new graphical user interface (GUI) to S4 – coming soon!

We’re excited to announce that very soon we are launching a new enhancement to our Simple Secure Storage Service (S4) – “Gridsync” – a new cross-platform desktop application which provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to S4 and is easier to use than Tahoe-LAFS command line interface (CLI). Least Authority’s goal is to build an affordable,

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Debunking the “Nothing-to-Hide” Rhetoric

A few months ago, Least Authority ran user-testing sessions to get a sense of what our potential users think about our products – S4, our current Amazon S3 based application of Tahoe-LAFS and Gridsync, our forthcoming graphical user interface for S4 and Tahoe-LAFS. In addition to getting valuable feedback, it was interesting to

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Magic Folders Now Allows for File Synchronization in Tahoe-LAFS

Meejah and David Stainton on April 21, 2017 The users of Tahoe-LAFS – a project that aims to provide Free and Open decentralized cloud storage system – now get additional Magic Folders features. In January 2017, the open source project released version 1.12.0, which brings Least Authority’s Magic Folders v1.0 into Tahoe-LAFS. Members

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Least Authority at 2017 Internet Freedom Festival and RightsCon

March was a busy, but exciting month for Least Authoritarians. It started off with our participation in 2017 Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) held from March 6-10 in Valencia, Spain and ended at 2017 RightsCon, which took place from March 29-31, in Brussels, Belgium. Open supportive conversations, knowledge sharing with like-minded professionals, a

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Meet Fritz, the POLA bear: Our mascot.

Fritz on March 24, 2017 Hello, my name is Fritz, the POLA bear. I’m the mascot of Least Authority TFA GmbH, and this is my story. In November 2016 – at about the same time when Least Authority TFA GmbH was founded – a polar bear was born in the sprawling Tierpark

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