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Releasing Three Zcash Security Audit Reports

At the request of Zcash Company, the team at Least Authority had the opportunity to provide security consulting services on Zcash’s major 2018 releases. This included auditing Zcashd v1.0.15 (as part of the Sprout 1.0.x series), reviewing and providing feedback on the Overwinter and Sapling Specifications for future implementation, and a security review of the

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Introducing P4: Private Periodic Payment Protocol

Least Authority has recently designed a protocol called the Private Periodic Payment Protocol, or P4, which aims to define the way in which subscription services can be funded using end-to-end private cryptocurrency payments. P4 incorporates the use of Zcash shielded transactions for private payments and leverages the Tor anonymity network’s onion services to radically reduce the amount of personally identifiable information (PII) available to merchants. In addition, P4 introduces…

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Least Authority Hosted a Workshop at MozFest 2018

Least Authority hosted a workshop “Privacy Personas: how to connect and communicate effectively and make people care” at MozFest, Mozilla’s week-long festival (22 October to 28 October, 2018) in London. Every year MozFest brings together people who care about building a healthy internet – an internet where users control their data, and privacy. Sessions are organized under six spaces mirroring five key internet health issues — Privacy and Security, Openness, Decentralisation, Digital…

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Least Authority performs Security Audit of Knot DNS and Knot Resolver on behalf of Mozilla’s “SOS” Fund

Earlier this year, Least Authority completed a security audit of Knot DNS and the Knot Resolver for the Mozilla Secure Open Source (“SOS”) Fund. The Mozilla SOS Fund provides security auditing, remediation, and verification for key open source software projects. This Fund is part of the Mozilla Open Source Support program (MOSS) which recognizes and celebrates open source

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Least Authority performs User Tests at RightsCon Toronto

Least Authoritarians attended RightsCon – the world’s leading conference on human rights in the digital age – that took place in Toronto from May 16th to May 18th, 2018. Like every year, RightsCon Toronto brought together a diverse set of social tech, digital rights policy, and open internet advocacy groups, as well

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Least Authority hosted a workshop with Simply Secure at Internet Freedom Festival 2018.

Least Authority along with Simply Secure hosted a workshop ‘Communicating the importance of privacy’ during the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) held from March 5-9, 2018 in Valencia, Spain. IFF brings together journalists, activists, technologists, policy advocates, digital safety trainers, and designers around the world. This one-of-a-kind gathering in the Internet Freedom community gave us an opportunity

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