Show HN: Open source, end-to-end encrypted task management for activists

It’s called “Pursuance” and it’s built using React, Go, and Postgres.

This project was envisioned by Barrett Brown, whose 2011 crowdsourced investigative journalism endeavor, Project PM, was so successful in uncovering corruption (involving Palantir, WikiLeaks, and the DOJ) that he was targeted by the state and was sentenced to 63 months in prison.

We won the National Magazine Award when in solitary confinement.

In this Wired article[1], Barrett says that he, Project PM, and Anonymous could have been even more successful if they would have had better tools.

Pursuance is that tool.

We just began a closed alpha, with the focus being on improving the usability and nuances of how the features work for users trying to use this for real-world (but not-yet-super-high-security) use cases, so not all the encryption has been added yet.

Main repo:

Our Kickstarter, which ends today:…

The Kickstarter video includes our clearest explanation of what Pursuance is and what we’re trying to enable.

I’m the tech lead and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.

P.S. We’re not rolling our own crypto, of course; the libraries we’re using have been audited by a 3rd party and/or were written by a cryptography expert (like ).