The Tor Project Joined the $500,000 DuckDuckGo Privacy Challenge 2018
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The Tor Project has joined The $500,000 DuckDuckGo Privacy Challenge 2018, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. The $500,000 DuckDuckGo Privacy Challenge 2018 is dedicated to helping organizations committed to protecting the privacy of personal information on the internet. Participating organizations will compete for $500,000 in prize money. The Tor Project has joined the challenge on CrowdRise in hopes of raising money to support the development of privacy and internet freedom software.
The Tor Project develops free and open source software that defends users against tracking, censorship, and surveillance online. Donations to the Tor Project will help port Tor to mobile, make critical usability improvements to Tor Browser, and make the Tor network faster, stronger, and more decentralized.
"The Tor Project is excited to participate in DuckDuckGo's first online privacy challenge," said Shari Steele, the Tor Project's Executive Director. "This is a fun way to help people learn about and support Tor, the world's strongest online anonymity tool."
The $500,000 DuckDuckGo Privacy Challenge 2018 launched on CrowdRise on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 12pm ET and runs through Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 1:59:59pm ET. The team that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $50,000 donation to their cause. Second place wins $40,000, third wins $35,000, fourth wins $30,000, fifth wins $25,000, sixth wins $20,000, seventh wins $15,000, eighth wins $10,000, ninth wins $5,000, tenth wins $5,000, eleventh wins $3,000, twelfth wins $3,000, thirteenth wins $3,000, fourteenth wins $3,000, fifteenth wins $3,000, and sixteenth wins $3,000. Weekly Bonus Challenges enable charities to win up to another $247,000.
CrowdRise Challenges are innovative fundraising competitions for charitable organizations designed to build capacity, create massive engagement and leverage, and use the power of the crowd to provide new meaningful funding streams for organizations in every sector.
To help the Tor Project win The $500,000 DuckDuckGo Privacy Challenge 2018, head to https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/tor-project.
ABOUT THE TOR PROJECT
The Tor Project is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization advancing human rights and freedoms by creating and deploying free and open source anonymity and privacy technologies, supporting their unrestricted availability and use, and furthering their scientific and popular understanding.
DuckDuckGo (https://duckduckgo.com) is an Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control over your personal information online. We believe the Internet shouldn’t feel so creepy, and getting the privacy you deserve should be as simple as closing the blinds. With our roots as the search engine that doesn’t track you, we’ve expanded what we do to protect you no matter where you go on the Internet.
CrowdRise is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. Used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world, CrowdRise enables people to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd to support positive social missions and create massive impact.
Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to date. For more information visit www.CrowdRise.com. In January 2017, CrowdRise merged with GoFundMe to offer both people and organizations the best fundraising tools for any cause they care passionately about.
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