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CommunityCube: Open-source, Privacy First Server

CommunityCube

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What is CommunityCube ?

CommunityCube is a plug-and-play open source, small server designed to build a cooperative, fair internet where users’ privacy and rights are protected. It was originally conceived of in 2013, inspired by the Edward Snowden disclosures, when the founders recognized the need for a consumer-level product to protect privacy and anonymity.

Why did you build CommunityCube ? What problem are you taking on?

The Internet is full of “free” Internet Services. These services see its users as products. They are monopolizing and making the marketplace totalitarian, their business model it is not product real ownership: When all our data belongs to them, If the product can be disabled remotely by IoTs. They represent the opposition to openness, transparency, respect to the product’s owner, bypassing your rights with the term and conditions signed when you start to use their product even if you paid for it.

How is your product different from what is currently available?

Community Cube is a plug and play, open source, small server designed to build a cooperative and fair Internet where users’ privacy is protected. Community Cube is a one-time-payment product with no hidden fees. It’s both a server and free secure services. This one-to-all, all-to-one model provides an ideal platform that renders every Internet service you might want, but without the risk of being spied on by the government, corporations, hackers and malware.

Tell us about your founding team and their backgrounds.

Based in Hamburg, Germany, the young CommunityCube team is made up of a number of Linux and cyber security software experts, some of them already participated in other very successful startups.