Dowse: IoT Privacy Hub

Oct 26 2016

Dowse is free and open source software that aims to make it possible to connect objects and people in a friendly, conscious and responsible manner.

"By installing the Dowse box you will get insight down to the network layer of what is actually going on in your home. Who is talking to who, what, where and when? You can see which device connects to which company and you can turn that communication off. Or allow it. We call it an Awareness Box. You will be aware of the invisible world surrounding you and your family. To us, this is the first step.

Dowse is building a community of developers who will create modules allowing you to safely and securely share your data with whomever you want."

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+ Will be distributed as a ISO, ready to be flashed on SD cards and run on RaspberryPI and other common devices running Debian and OpenWRT

+ Dowse is being developed by, a non-profit foundation and free software foundry with support from SIDN and nlnet.

+ The project will be taking part in Dutch Design Week

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