Projects – 2018


  1. SecureDrop (Programming)
  2. Pursuance Project (Programming & Writing/Research)
  3. OpenArchive (User Testing & Writing/Research)
  4. Open Library (User Testing, Programming, Writing/Research
  5. Aletheia (Programming)
  6. Internet Archive Experiments (Programming, User Testing, Writing/Research)
  7. #ASDPSP – Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project (Writing/Research)
  8. RSS News Reader Revival (Programming, Writing, Research)
  9. Internet Archive APIs
  10. Your great project here!


SecureDrop is an open-source privacy-focused submission system managed by Freedom of the Press Foundation and originally created by Kevin Poulsen and Aaron Swartz.  The goal of SecureDrop is to help media organizations simplify the process of securely accepting documents from anonymous sources. Dozens of news organizationsincluding:  The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, Vice, The Guardian, AP, The Intercept, BuzzFeed and Forbes, are now running SecureDrop servers to communicate securely with sources.

Pursuance Project

Fundamentally, the Pursuance System software enables you to create a pursuance (which is a sort of organization), invite people to that pursuance (with the level of permissions and privileges that you choose), assign those people tasks (manually, or automatically based on their skill set!), brainstorm and discuss what needs to be done, rapidly record exciting ideas or strategies in an actionable format (namely as tasks), share files and documents, be notified when
relevant events occur (e.g., you are assigned a task or mentioned), and effectively get help from others.


OpenArchive is a free, open source application for android, available on the Google Play Store that enables you to send your mobile media directly to the Internet Archive over Tor (Orbot), and choose what metadata and Creative Commons license to include with it. The primary goal of the app is to empower the user to easily archive photos, video and audio from their mobile device to a secure, trustworthy, and remote storage service.

Open Library

The Open Library was created by Aaron Swartz and the Internet Archive, to provide a web page for every book.


Aletheia is a decentralised open access scientific journal. Think of it as a peer to peer (P2P) publishing platform and database all rolled into one.

Internet Archive Experiments

A showcase of community made experiments built with data and services from

#ASDPSP – Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project

In order to confirm the existence of surveillance equipment by law enforcement, the public has to file information requests that ask explicitly for each piece of equipment. In most cities, law enforcement is not even required to have a policy regarding the usage of surveillance equipment or the public disclosure of that usage. Police Departments will never be required to have a policy on the purchase and use of surveillance equipment unless there is public outcry for them to do so. So, let’s get organized and systematic about generating as much pubic outcry as we can. :-)


Everyday/Forever (SF Event is November 9, 2019)