Kickstarter ‘fraudster’ finds second residence on Indiegogo, as per regular

Kickstarter 'fraudster' finds second home on Indiegogo, as per usual

What do you do whenever you’ve been outed as a fraud and your Kickstarter was pulled? You go to Indiegogo, in fact. Anonabox was a $forty five system that promised to route your own home’s web connection via (privateness-targeted community) Tor with none fiddling in the identical approach that PORTAL works. Within the present local weather, it was no shock to see the challenge earn $600,000 in pledges in simply the primary few days. Slowly, nevertheless, individuals started to ask questions about creator August Germar after the hardware was discovered to be an off-the-shelf unit made by a Chinese language OEM and the software program turned out to be about as safe as a slice of Emmental.

Now the challenge has been re-born on Indiegogo, with claims that the errors of the earlier venture (and subsequent outcry) has helped the gadget get higher. That’d be high quality, and we might be applauding Germar’s efforts, apart from the truth that his claims of involvement with the Tor group have already been debunked. When ITSecurityGuru requested former Tor lead Runa Sandvik, she stated that Germar “is making false claims, once more.”

Naturally, Indiegogo is very happy to show a blind eye to such controversies, provided that it fortunately waved by means of infamous tasks just like the HealBe and Tellspec. Extra lately, the web site allowed the Arubixs to re-listing the Portal, despite the fact that the corporate’s claims surrounding its bendable smartphone are bordering on the ridiculous. That is in all probability an excellent time to remind everybody that simply because they have knowledgeable-wanting pitch doesn’t suggest you can belief them together with your cash.

@stevelord Then August Germar is making false claims, once more.

– Runa A. Sandvik (@runasand) November 10, 2014

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