FaceMask is a Chrome extension that provides you with the ability to overlay privacy and security on to your existing
Facebook experience. Messages posted using FaceMask will be cryptographically protected from spying agecies like FaceBook
and the US Government.
FaceMask just announced our open beta so download the Chrome extension and start taking your privacy back!
FaceMask is currently an extension for the Chrome browser. Check the FAQ for more information on other browsers and platforms.
A mobile version is on the roadmap. Please become a Dissident supporter today to help us afford more development!
We are spinning up new infrastructure now to support advanced features like encrypted images and maybe even file sharing in the future.
To afford this infrastructure and fund future development we are offering special access to some of these features to those that we like to call Dissidents!
FaceMask is a new toolset created to allow people to begin taking back some of their social media privacy online by making it simple to encrypt all of your Facebook posts so that only those you select can read them.
Facebook and these other social media companies have shown us over time that they cannot be trusted to protect our precious data. They sell it to the highest bidder, they lose it, and they also work very closely with governments and law enforcement in ways that many people believe to be intrusive, abusive, and immoral.
FaceMask is a Chrome extension, currently in public beta, that allows you, with very little extra effort, to prevent all unwanted third parties, from the large social media corporations, to evil governments, their law enforcers and spy organizations, down to the individual creeps and stalkers out there, from being able to see our life stories that we want to share only with our friends and family online.
These companies should be providing end to end encryption by default to their users. A responsible non-evil company would design their service this way from the beginning. Because they refuse to Patrick Smith of FaceMask InfoSec says, “…we must innovate around them to take our privacy back. We have waited on these companies and governments to be responsible on their own long enough. They have made their decision.”
FaceMask allows to you continue using Facebook while also maintaining control over your own data. When you create a new post on your wall or a
friends wall you can opt to use the FaceMask button to compose your message. Doing so allows you to select those friends, who also have FaceMask
installed, that you want to be able to read your message. Those your message was not meant for are left seeing something like that shown in the
Facebook groups can also register with FaceMask… Doing so allows all communications on the groups page to be automatically encrypted, making them safer and extra useful for certain groups of people needing actual privacy that Facebook itself should have afforded them. Facebook groups such as victim support groups, activists, or just people that like to maintain control over their own communications.
Having already improved upon Facebooks built in posting by giving you the ability to use markdown tags to format your posts; soon FaceMask will be implementing encrypted images and other advanced features for those that wish to donate to support the project. A mobile version is also on the roadmap.
You can find FaceMask in the Google Chrome Web Store. Here are some helpful links to various resources:
Chrome Extension: Google Chrome Web Store Link
Facebook Page: FB.com/FaceMaskArmy
Facebook Group: FB.com/groups/FaceMaskArmy
Discord Invite Link: FaceMask Discord Server
We are building some awesome features into FaceMask in the coming weeks. Things like encrypted images, cool post themes, and maybe even voice messages are in the near future!
Bringing FaceMask to you, especially some of the really awesome features we have planned, will require some infrastructure on our end to run things, so we're offering people that want to support the project the ability to purchase "Dissident" Memberships that will unlock special themes and features.
Basic features, like posting status updates and group posts, will remain free to all as we believe we're creating tools that can change the world and want everyone to benefit from them.
You can become a dissident from the Options page inside your FaceMask extension.
Just click the Dissident Status tab at the top and then continue from there.
We plan on offering all sorts of cool plans including a lifetime status in the near future.
We feel its important to finish some of the advanced features first before opening this one up to the public. So check back soon!
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