Thursday, 15 March 2018

DuckDuckGo Starts Privacy Contest With $ 500,000 Prize Money

Privacy search engine DuckDuckGo has started a contest with which organizations that use privacy can win all sorts of cash prizes. The competition will be held on the crowdfunding platform CrowdRise. The organization that gets the most money between 13 March and 10 April will receive the top prize of 50,000 dollars. A total of 253,000 dollars was reserved for the sixteen best participants.

In addition, there is 247,000 dollars that is distributed through the weekly bonus challenges . A total of 20 organizations participate in the competition, including the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Tor Project , Let's Encrypt, Tails and Bits of Freedom. Since the start of the game yesterday, a total of $ 4219 in donations has been raised and the Center for Democracy and Technology has topped $ 1130.

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