qarsan | قرصان
the truth, bit by bit
Download logo as a
.png and fat file here.
Freedom of the press promotes better governance, but as long as media is centralized, it is susceptible to takedown. Internet and media censorship inhibits freedom of speech and expression as many platforms are not fully anonymous.
Qarsan is a decentralized mobile app based off BitTorrent and Tor, allowing citizen reporting to a news portal that is hosted by everyone who installs the app. Thus, it is uncensorable, un-DDoS-able and will amplify the true voice of the population.
Link to pitch deck here.
Qarsan قرصان means "pirate” in Arabic; and this app is about creating a pirate news source for citizen journalists. It leverages the DHT primitive and BitTorrent to create a peer-to-peer network for authorship and validation of user-generated journalism.
- mac (it's a keynote presentation)
- android phone to demo on?
- iphone to demo on
- adapters for ios- AND android-to-projector demo
- Ionic Framework
- Phone Gap
|Asyrique Thevendran||Malaysian||NYU Abu Dhabi||asyriqueat|
|Brooke Hopkins||American||NYU Abu Dhabi||bnhopkins|
|Ya-Chen Chang||Taiwanese||Masdar Institute of Science and Technology||changyc|
|Erin McMahon||American||Columbia University||emcmahon013|