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Nathanial Freitas

Nathan is the founder and director of Guardian Project, an award-winning, open-source, mobile security collaborative with millions of users and beneficiaries worldwide.

Their most well known app is Orbot, which brings the Tor anonymity and circumvention network to Android devices, and has been installed more than 20 million times. In late 2017, he co-designed with Edward Snowden, an app called Haven, which works as a personal security system that puts the power of surveillance back into the hands of the most vulnerable and under threat.

His work on off-grid, decentralized, secure mobile communication networks, dubbed Wind, was originally imagined and workshopped while a fellow at the Berkman-Klein Center in 2015. In 2018, Wind was selected as a finalist in the Mozilla-National Science Foundation "Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS)" Challenges.

Nathan also enjoys year round surfing in the New England winter, and is eager for others to join him in this literally numbing, yet clarity generating, experience.


Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

Berkman Community Newcomers: Nathanial Freitas

Meet Berkman fellow Nathanial Freitas, who directs the Guardian Project and develops open source security tools. More


May 16, 2015 @ 9:30 AM

Wind Farm

Internet Offline Simulation Event

Wind Farm's Internet Offline Simulation is a fun and interactive day for people of all ages and backgrounds. The only requirement is an open mind and optimistic view of what might… More

Jan 13, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

The Great Firewall Inverts

with Berkman Fellow Nathan Freitas

Learn about this phenomenon that might be called an inversion of the Great Firewall. This event will be webcast live at 12:30PM ET. More