An ISP Promises to Stand Up to the Government

Friday, May 04, 2012


Nick Merrill is building an internet service provider called Calyx. Calyx will be designed to encrypt user's data in such a way that it'll be inaccessible to anyone but that user. Which means that if the government asks for your browser history or emails, Calyx will be technologically unable to hand them over. Bob talks to Merrill about his plan.


Nick Merrill

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Bob Garfield

Comments [2]

ISPs will find a lot of support from their customers if they move toward a direction of protecting the privacy of people online. Of course, this begs the question about how to detect those who would like to do others harm such as terrorists or defamers. However, there are ways to balance privacy and security concerns and neither should be taken lightly.

May. 10 2012 03:56 AM
Nicholas Merrill from New York, NY

Calyx is holding a fundraising campaign ( ending June 14th, 2012 ) to launch its privacy-focused Internet service at the crowdsourced funding site IndieGoGo:

May. 04 2012 08:30 PM

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