🐝 Community organizers & activists
Before releasing Deface to the public, we want to identify communities that are vulnerable to surveillance and could benefit from this work. We hope to work together to find out if Deface can support them, and how they can be best served.
🐿 Web & mobile app engineers
Most urgently, we need to design and implement a DOM manipulation system that's robust. In the longer run, we also need to port Deface to mobile platforms, where most users consume social media content. Check out deface repositories on Gitlab to get started.
🦜 Copywriters & translators
Encryption technology is not very exciting to most people, which is why we feel it is critical to make it more approachable for a diverse audience.
🐒 Social science researchers
Deface poses several ethical challenges. We need help identifying and mitigating risks posed to vulnerable communities. We want to develop a framework for responsible data use, and document our findings.
In anticipation of Facebook's reaction, we want to plan our legal strategy. This includes protecting ourselves, but also plan for strategic litigation.
🐜 Grant program managers
Deface has been a self-initiated, self-funded project since the beginning. If you know of a grant or fellowship program who would be interested in supporting us, please be in touch. Compensating our contributors matters to us.
🦑 Peer-to-peer engineers
Deface relies on a Distributed Hash Table forked from Protocol Lab's js-libp2p. We need help in reviewing the performance and security of our system. Additionally, we plan to research alternatives to reCaptcha as a verification mechanism. Check out our technical documentation for more information.
Deface's interface is still in its infancy. Eventually we would love to add in-app security information, guarantee accessibility, and provide recovery features. We would also like to create engaging video content to communicate why this project is necessary, and how it works.