About Shadow Internet
Always have a connection with friends. Alternative communication infrastructure when everything fails or is blocked.
Disclaimer: a smartphone with NFC and Bluetooth is required.
Record videos and share them with friends by bringing your phones together. Even if you don't have any Internet access you can still share with friends. Or if you have a monthly data cap, just let those phones transfer cool videos while you're having a chat or a bite to eat. Even big HD movies are no problem, it requires just a little amount of patience.
Note that this app is not only useful for your cool cat videos, it also has a serious side...
Censorship is a key threat to The Internet. This app helps you to fight media censorship and bypass Internet kill switches. You can give away this app to your friends, even when The Internet is down. We tried to make The Internet indestructible again. No Internet is needed or access to Google play. Simply run the Shadow Internet app (without any videos selected), bump phones together, and the app copies itself. This app can virally spread itself.
The coming years we aim to evolve this app into a tool for effective political opposition.
BETA WARNING: Do not put yourself in danger. Our app is not yet mature.
BETA WARNING: This app does not protect you against spooks and government agencies. We aim to protect you against lawyer-based attacks and censorship. With help from many volunteers we are continuously evolving and improving.
The largest source of Internet traffic is video traffic. Video is a powerful medium for reaching and mobilizing mass audiences, with unique potential to bring about social change. Anonymous video distribution (upcoming feature, NOT included yet) is needed to prevent repressive governments from stifling the free exchange of information that enables citizens to organize effective political opposition. As such, it constitutes a key tool for allowing populations to establish self-governance, and for safeguarding human rights around the world. Yet current methods of video distribution are controlled by a small number of gatekeepers, and are difficult to access privately or anonymously. Anonymous video distribution depends on technical structures to support the building of trust, community, and cooperative relationships between users. Until now, the difficulty of confronting this challenge has prevented any system from offering an effective solution.
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