Circle of 6 Focuses on Security with Guardian Project Partnership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/18/2017
Circle of 6 / Tech 4 Good, CEO
Safety App Will Get End-to-End Encryption and More To Support High-Risk Communities
New York, NY: Two innovative organizations have partnered to bring increased digital security and privacy capabilities to users interested in improved safety for their mobile devices. Tech 4 Good, the developer of Circle of 6, a highly regarded mobile safety app developed to promote safety and health through networks of trust, has partnered with Guardian Project, a leader in mobile security and privacy technologies. The two organizations will work to upgrade the capabilities of the Circle of 6 app to provide users with secure messaging, private identities and improved physical security of device data.
Circle of 6 is coordinating with a number of organizations interested in expanding the focus of the app beyond general safety and defense against sexual violence, to include other high risk communities.
“Circle of 6 is excited to forge this partnership with Guardian Project to bring increased privacy and security to our existing users and to new communities. We’ve received much interest globally in expanding the ways that Circle of 6 and its safety and connectivity features can be used in multiple contexts. This a thrilling step forward.” – Nancy Schwartzman, Founder
Guardian Project will integrate its free and open-source software libraries to provide support for multiple emergency hardware triggers, more secure network communication, and defense against surveillance and censorship.
Updated and new versions of the app will be available by May 1, 2017.
About Circle of 6:
Circle of 6 is a survivor-led and queer-led initiative, that takes a public health and harm-reduction approach to personal safety. Drawing from the experience of sexual assault survivors, youth health experts and LGBTQ users, Circle of 6 is designed to foster communities of support, encourage bystander intervention and provide inclusive and comprehensive resources. Circle of 6 was the winner of Vice President Biden’s “Apps Against Abuse” technology challenge and has 350,000 users in 36 countries.
About Guardian Project:
Guardian Project creates easy to use secure apps, open-source software libraries, and customized mobile devices that can be used around the world by any person looking to protect their communications and personal data from unjust intrusion, interception and monitoring. With over 10 million users of its applications, and 100 million of its software libraries, Guardian Project has made a significant impact in improving the security and privacy of mobile users worldwide.