Heml.is, the “Beautiful and Secure Messenger,” is beautiful because it’s so secure. Brought to you from one of the guys behind The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde — okay, so it’s a little maverick — this NSA-proof app promises to lock out James Clapper, Barack Obama, and the rest of the evil empire from all of your private communications.
To give you an idea of how much support this thing has, after just one day and nine hours, this thing was up to a little more than $94,000 in crowd-funding on 6,114 backers. Needless to say, by the time you read this, it will have well-exceeded the $100k goal. And that’s a win for privacy everywhere.