Sarah Jamie Lewis is creating Anonymity & Privacy Research
83

patrons

$760
per month
Hi! 

My name is Sarah, I am an independent anonymity & privacy researcher working on projects that help people take control of their own privacy, security and lives.

The largest project I work on is OnionScan; a tool for investigating the Dark Web. OnionScan hunts down deanonymization vectors in hidden services and alerts the user when their site is unsafe. Along with the tool I also publish monthly reports providing insights into how the dark web is being used.

Governments and corporations are building tools to scan darknets & other anonymity tools and extract intelligence. I believe that we in the privacy community need to do the same, to both understand their methods, and to develop tools that can resist this tech.

I currently devote time to OnionScan when I have spare capacity. Despite this limited effort and it's relative youth, OnionScan has made an impact in the privacy space  - from news articlesto spin off projects and even references and citations.

I would love to spend more time on OnionScan, to improve the code, conduct more research, write more articles and also invest time in spin off projects to take the lessons learned from OnionScan and build new privacy tools that are anonymous-by-default - but to do so I need your help!

I currently spend most of my time focused on freelancing to pay the bills - this takes my time and energy away from OnionScan and related projects, at a time I believe when the world needs more investment in these technologies.

With your support, I can start to dedicate my time to improving OnionScan, research anonymity systems and developing better solutions.

Thank you!
Tiers
Core Supporter
$1 or more per month 75 patrons
  • A virtual hug 
  • Your name and a thank you on the OnionScan supporters page (and in each new release)
  • Early access to each OnionScan report.
  • Exclusive Access Patreon Feed
Curious Supporter
$25 or more per month 8 of 100 patrons
  • I will read and answer any messages you send me.
  • (Tell me what else you would like in this tier)
  • Everything in Core Supporter
Core Sponser
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
  • A 30 minute personal video chat to talk about OnionScan, the dark web, building anonymous systems or anything related. (for each month you are a Patron at this level)
  • Core & Curious Supporter rewards
Commited Sponser
$200 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
  • A 60 minute personal video chat to talk about OnionScan, the dark web, building anonymous systems or anything related. (for each month you are a Patron at this level)
  • Core & Curious Supporter rewards
Goals
$750 – reached! per month
Invest in new infrastructure + research - I have a number of projects (anonymous publishing, quantified sex privacy etc.) That require investment in time + resources to achieve. Meting this goal means I can buy quantified sex devices to research as well as fund infrastructure for other projects.
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Hi! 

My name is Sarah, I am an independent anonymity & privacy researcher working on projects that help people take control of their own privacy, security and lives.

The largest project I work on is OnionScan; a tool for investigating the Dark Web. OnionScan hunts down deanonymization vectors in hidden services and alerts the user when their site is unsafe. Along with the tool I also publish monthly reports providing insights into how the dark web is being used.

Governments and corporations are building tools to scan darknets & other anonymity tools and extract intelligence. I believe that we in the privacy community need to do the same, to both understand their methods, and to develop tools that can resist this tech.

I currently devote time to OnionScan when I have spare capacity. Despite this limited effort and it's relative youth, OnionScan has made an impact in the privacy space  - from news articlesto spin off projects and even references and citations.

I would love to spend more time on OnionScan, to improve the code, conduct more research, write more articles and also invest time in spin off projects to take the lessons learned from OnionScan and build new privacy tools that are anonymous-by-default - but to do so I need your help!

I currently spend most of my time focused on freelancing to pay the bills - this takes my time and energy away from OnionScan and related projects, at a time I believe when the world needs more investment in these technologies.

With your support, I can start to dedicate my time to improving OnionScan, research anonymity systems and developing better solutions.

Thank you!

Recent posts by Sarah Jamie Lewis

Tiers
Core Supporter
$1 or more per month 75 patrons
  • A virtual hug 
  • Your name and a thank you on the OnionScan supporters page (and in each new release)
  • Early access to each OnionScan report.
  • Exclusive Access Patreon Feed
Curious Supporter
$25 or more per month 8 of 100 patrons
  • I will read and answer any messages you send me.
  • (Tell me what else you would like in this tier)
  • Everything in Core Supporter
Core Sponser
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
  • A 30 minute personal video chat to talk about OnionScan, the dark web, building anonymous systems or anything related. (for each month you are a Patron at this level)
  • Core & Curious Supporter rewards
Commited Sponser
$200 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
  • A 60 minute personal video chat to talk about OnionScan, the dark web, building anonymous systems or anything related. (for each month you are a Patron at this level)
  • Core & Curious Supporter rewards