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We're fully funded! Check out some of the other great projects on Kickstarter Diaspora - the privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all distributed open source social network We are four talented young programmers from NYU’s Courant Institute trying to raise money so we can spend the summer building Diaspora; an open source personal web server that will put individuals in control of their data.
diaspora*, the privacy-aware, decentralized social network which puts users in control of their data security and was touted by the media as a "Facebook killer," celebrates its first anniversary as a community-run project on 27 August. The project was started by four young programmers from NYU’s Courant Institute in 2010, and raised a record $200,000 via Kickstarter. It broke new ground in establishing a social network which respects users' privacy and helps them to own their data by giving them the power to decide where their data are stored.
The project was founded by Dan Grippi, Maxwell Salzberg, Raphael Sofaer and Ilya Zhitomirskiy, students at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. The group received crowdfunding in excess of $200,000 via Kickstarter. A consumer alpha version was released on November 23, 2010. Diaspora is intended to address privacy concerns related to centralized social networks by allowing users set up their own server (or "pod") to host content; pods can then interact to share status updates, photographs, and other social data. It allows its users to host their data with a traditional web host, a cloud-based host, an ISP, or a friend. The framework, which is being built on Ruby on Rails, is free software and can be experimented with by external developers. A key part of the Diaspora software design concept is that it should act as a "social aggregator", allowing posts to be easily imported from Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter. Diaspora (software)
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Hart said Zhitomirskiy's case is still at the active investigation stage by her office and that more information will be available when the case is closed. When the case is closed the information we have regarding the case is a matter of public records, Hart said in a telephone interview. During the active investigation stage that information isn't available for release. Hart said the report will include their investigation, the autopsy result and the toxicology findings. However, it take several weeks to complete. Hart said Zhitomirskiy died on Nov. 12. Co-Founder Dies Nov-12-2011
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