If privacy was a concern before, it’s now more than ever after revelations about the NSA came to light thanks to Edward Snowden. Pirate Bay’s co-founder, Peter Sunde, feels the same way, and is in the process of crowdsource-funding his next project: Hemlis, an encrypted messaging app.
Hemlis means “secret” in Swedish, and it’s certainly fitting. The app aims to use end-to-end encryption to make sure no one can intercept your messages. Sunde hopes to raise $100,000 to fund the app for release on iOS and Android. The plan is for the app to be free, but users will have to pay for extra features, like sending photographs. Hemlis isn’t finished yet, but the mock ups for the app look stylish, and fit iOS 7’s newest redesign. If you want to be one of the first users, head to Hemlis website, where you can donate $5 or more. As of now, the group is only about $80,000 away from their goal—if they don’t hit it, they’ll return all of the money.