Launched in 2010 by Prof. Eben Moglen, FreedomBox is a global project to empower regular people to reassert control over the infrastructure of the internet. FreedomBox empowers its users to avoid the data mining, censorship and surveillance by centralized silos that characterize the web of today. It makes web servers personal, affordable and manageable, so that a user can host necessary web services at home on a device they own, powered by free software they can trust.
FreedomBox provides file sharing like Dropbox. Your data stays with you. Your family and friends also benefit. FreedomBox provides a VPN server. Connect securely to your devices at home from outside. Protect your browsing session when on untrusted networks. FreedomBox provides a secure, decentralized replacement for WhatsApp. Do group chats and audio/video calls from any device.
FreedomBox can host a blog or a wiki. Host your personal website right from your home. Synchronize your calendar and contacts to FreedomBox. Share media and take backups from all devices on your home network. FreedomBox can be your Network Attached Storage (NAS).
You have options to buy it as a cloud hosted service, or you can buy a hardware device and run it at home, or you can 'build' your own on a Raspberry Pi or better computer at home.
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