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We're building encrypted software to amplify the efforts of activists, journalists, & nonprofits -- anyone fighting for social change.
677 backers pledged $53,110 to help bring this project to life.

A Brief Progress Report

Posted by Barrett Brown (Creator)

To Our Kickstarter Backers:

You're receiving this message because you backed us on our recent Kickstarter for the Pursuance Project. I wanted to thank all of you for doing so - as you may be aware, this is a project that's been nearly a decade in the making, so watching it receive active, material support from several hundred individuals is something that affected me deeply.

Among other technical developments, we’re currently working with a great team of volunteers who are developing a more intuitive user interface for the platform. Over the past month they’ve been interviewing activist groups about their needs and laying out the information architecture. Expect a more detailed update on production within the next couple of weeks.

We’ve done a lot in the last few months to make the Pursuance Project a more sustainable effort. We’ve been determining how to continue past the current stretch of funding so we can properly steward the project for many years to come. We’re also better organizing ourselves, both technologically and organizationally, in a way that will allow us to more actively involve you, the community, in our development process.

In the weeks and months ahead, we’re going to share more information our sustainability plans, user-centered design approaches, security model and platform timeline. We welcome your feedback on the same - we always welcome your participation in the project as well as your questions and suggestions. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

Again, thank you for your support.


Barrett Brown

PS. My colleagues have asked me to inform you that they have ordered all merchandise needed to fulfill your orders, including some extra tees and hoodies for those of you who haven't yet returned your backer survey. Please do submit your survey if you haven't already, though. If you are having any difficulties, or you have any other questions about backer rewards, please contact Ray at

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