Fund Internet Freedom with Lantern

Over a quarter of the world’s population lives subject to online censorship, we can change that right now.
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Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

-The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19

Imagine your life without the internet. Imagine someone else arbitrarily deciding what you could and couldn’t see or risking jail and worse for accessing Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Google. That’s how 1.6B people live every day. With your help, we can change that right now.

Meet Lantern, a new internet censorship circumvention tool being built on advanced peer-to-peer (P2P) technology.  We’re a small team of hackers, artists, writers and social entrepreneurs led by the former chief architect of Limewire, Adam Fisk. We love the internet and believe in the fundamental power of a community of people coming together for the greater good. 

What We Need & What You Get

We need 70K to match a large grant that funds our server, development and outreach costs. We rely on grants and donations of both money and time to build and translate Lantern. To ensure that users have access even if they do not have peers, we maintain a global infrastructure of servers. We need your help to continue to provide access to users in censored countries and to expand the network even further.

We've created a bunch of great perks to thank you for joining the Lantern movement. From specially designed Lantern stickers, t-shirts and flashlights to your own server through our "Adopt a Server" program and one of a kind Raspberry Pi's.  

The Impact

Lantern is a user-centered project from code to communications. We are open source, relying on contributions from an international team of developers and translators. 

By running Lantern, every user with access to the uncensored internet can become a gateway to the open internet for those in censored regions. With your donation, you join a  global movement of people working together to defeat internet censorship.

    Other Ways You Can Help

    We understand that not everyone can contribute, but that doesn't mean you can't help: 

    • Do you code? Check out our GitHub to help 
    • Translate? Join our Transifex project
    • Sign up for the next Lantern release at www.getlantern.org
    • Spread the word - email, post, tweet and share the Lantern movement!


    Blocked Sites from Around the World

    Iran


    Thailand


    Yemen


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    $11,850USD
    raised by 151 people in 2 months
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    $70,000 USD goal
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    This campaign ended on August 30, 2014
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    • $5USD
      Our digital thanks!

      In addition to our deep gratitude, you get a specially designed digital thank you card and a downloadable Lantern sticker.

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    • $10USD
      Original digital art

      Along with the thank you and sticker, you get our one of a kind digital wall paper art. Inspired by the screens that block access, when you see your screen, you'll know you helped give someone internet access.

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    • $25USD
      Light it up

      You get a nifty solar powered Lantern keychain flashlight to celebrate that you lit someone's Lantern.

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    • $50USD
      Original Lantern t-shirt

      Wear your support with our exclusive censorship themed campaign t-shirt.

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    • $100USD
      Adopt a Server

      Forget naming stars, you get to name a server. Each server provides a crucial access point to hundreds of users. You'll get to name your server and log in whenever you want to see how much data is flowing through it.

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    • $500USD
      Lantern pi

      Lantern pi is an always-on internet freedom tool that uses a Raspberry pi "credit-card sized" computer pre-installed with the Lantern software. This physical light-up "lantern" tool is an easy way that you can provide a beacon of open-internet access 24/7 through a simple plug-in installation at your home or office.

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    • $1,000USD
      All access Lantern

      Explore the in-and-outs of the Lantern program during a live-chat with Adam Fisk to learn more about how the software works and pick his brain on internet censorship, encryption, p2p programming, his favorite ice-cream, etc.

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      $5,000USD
      Dine with Tim Ferriss + Adam

      Join best-selling author, entrepreneur and investor, Tim Ferriss and Lantern CEO Adam Fisk for an intimate dinner party in San Francisco. This is your chance to talk technology, investing, writing, coding, cooking, whatever you want with two brilliant and funny guys.

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