CameraV App Featured by Al Jazeera’s Rebel Geeks Series

A few years ago we huddled with our allies at The Guardian Project, the team of activist software and app developers, to tackle a challenge we were seeing time and again. Activists and citizens were going to great lengths, often at great risk to their personal security, to document human rights abuse with their cell phones. But when it came time to share that footage with the media, investigators, and advocacy groups, there was no way to know if the footage was authentic and could be trusted.

We set out to develop an app, called CameraV, that could capture more information (metadata) and do so securely (through encryption) so that your authenticated media can more quickly make it to audiences that matter and in a format that could be trusted.

Al Jazeera reports on the app we co-developed with The Guardian Project in their new documentary “The Bigger Brother”. The piece highlights a beta test of CameraV conducted in Rio with our partners at Coletivo Papo Reto. You can watch the documentary here:

This report is part of a seven-part series from Al Jazeera called “Rebel Geeks” profiling people and organizations who are “challenging power structures and offering a different vision of our technological future.”

For more information about the app, go here and to download it, go to the Google Play Store. (The app is currently only available for Android.)


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