Anonymous Photo Journalism using freebits

I am very excited to announce ANONYMOUS accounts in the freebits iOS app using decentralized public key cryptography. Username, email and password are NOT required.

Citizen journalists, photo journalists and anyone anywhere in the world can use freebits to prove the authenticity of their photos, videos (captured using our iOS app) without ever revealing their real-world identity.

iOS app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/freebits/id1582246045

Web app: http://freebits.app

A poll of 1,762 non-satellite TV stations and 3,379 radio outlets reveals journalists were threatened, assaulted, and even arrested at alarming rates across the U.S. in 2020. More details are in this article.

What is freebits ?

Freebits is a radically new kind of social media. It has built-in support for decentralized identities, privacy-preserving anonymous identities, AI-powered news aggregation, tamper-proof photos, videos, credentials and tamper-proof on-chain storage of socio-economic data (eg: unemployment numbers, prices of consumer goods, CPI to prevent data manipulation by governments and other centralized entities).Freebits is algorithm-free i.e., your posts will not be shadow-banned or hidden or suppressed.


Our mission is to enable journalists, creators, influencers, educators, podcasters, artists, politicians, activists, citizen journalists, photo journalists, data journalists, global leaders and everyone to speak freely to everyone globally, connect with their followers and get tips without any fear of censorship or shadow banning or de-platforming.


Freebits version 2.0 supports privacy-preserving anonymous accounts using public key cryptography. Username, email and password are not required. Citizen journalists, photo journalists and anyone anywhere in the world can use freebits to prove the authenticity of their photos, videos (captured using our iOS app) without ever revealing their real-world identity. Every photo and video shot using freebits app is a cryptographically-signed, verifiable and tamper-proof digital asset. The provenance and the digital rights of these assets are securely tracked using our Blockchain.

http://www.freebits.app

Online version of Freebits White Paper

Online version of freebits white paper is now available as a medium post : https://kintali.medium.com/freebits-white-paper-814d97b81e18


The intention of releasing this paper is to persuade everyone with factual & technical evidence that there is a global problem that must be addressed immediately & our solution is a superior method of solving it.

A pdf file of the white paper was released last month. It is available at http://shivakintali.org/freebits.pdf

Also, ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Happy Pride month 🌈 to every global citizen… from the Freebits team.

Love, equality, human rights, free speech and freedom of expression for everyone. 🕺💃🎉🥳🍾

Join Freebits and get free Euler cryptocurrency

Today we are moving freebits (a decentralized twitter) from “beta” stage to “stable release” stage. Anyone from anywhere can signup and start using all the features.

Join Freebits and get free Euler cryptocurrency, proportional to the number of your twitter followers.

Only for the first 10,000 signups.

No hidden games. No scams. No spammy emails. You create your decentralized ID and own your private keys. You own your Euler. We will never ask you to send your bitcoin or any other crypto. We will never ask you to share your private keys or seed phrases.

For more details, please read my medium post 👉 https://kintali.medium.com/freebits-a-decentralized-global-public-square-89581235948

Freebits – A decentralized public square

I am very excited to announce Freebits ( http://freebits.app ), a decentralized, permissionless, immutable and uncensorable social network built on top of EulerChain.

Our mission is to enable journalists and influencers to speak freely to everyone globally, connect with their fans and get tips (in crypto) without any censorship or de-platforming.

Please sign up and join the future of social media 👉 https://freebits.app/

What is freebits ? 👉 https://freebits.app/about

FAQ 👉 https://freebits.app/faq/

My profile on freebits 👉 https://freebits.app/shiva/

Cryptics — A Novel by Dr. Shiva Kintali

Cryptics is my upcoming adventure novel, aimed at teaching cryptography, blockchain and mathematical concepts (to students from middle school & above) in a fun, exciting & a memorable way.

Read more details & Chapter 0 on my medium blog post.

Chapter 1 and the details of our crowdfunding campaign (taking pre-orders) are coming soon.

True Dat app — A Truth Machine in your pocket

After almost two years of development of our Blockchain-powered data integrity platform, our consumer facing app is now available on the iOS app store. It is called True Dat. Watch the above video for a quick overview of True Dat app and download the app from the iOS app store.

What is True Dat app ?

True Dat app lets you create and share tamper-proof videos, photos and audio recordings. It prevents tampering by securely storing the cryptographic hashes of your content (and related metadata) on a Blockchain. The app and the platform consist of more than fifty different security checks to keep track of provenance of this data and verify their authenticity.

Why do you need True Dat app ?

With the upcoming elections in the US, ongoing protests in India and Hong Kong, wildfires in Australia, climate change everywhere, ongoing international tensions, etc…. there is a lot of misinformation, selectively edited videos, fake videos, fake audio and fake photos on the internet. They often go viral on the social media (facebook, twitter, whatsapp, instagram etc). Some people claim fake content as real and some people claim real content as fake. These claims are often based on their limited knowledge or based on their social / economic / political biases. Common people (with limited time and short attention span) have no idea what’s real and what’s fake. They quickly jump into conclusions, randomly taking one side or the other. Based on their random conclusions some people resort to online trolling or extreme violence. Their actions in turn go viral on social media and thus creating more socio-economic and political chaos. It’s a vicious snowball effect leading us to a potential post-truth dystopia.

True Dat app prevents misinformation by giving everyone a truth machine. It allows anyone, anywhere to create and share tamper-proof videos, photos and audio recordings. One way, it prevents tampering is by securely storing the cryptographic hashes of your content (and related metadata) on a Blockchain. The app uses several proprietary techniques to make sure that the content is genuinely created by the author at a particular time and at a particular location and it hasn’t been modified in any way or form since its creation. The author can prove the authenticity of his/her content to anyone by providing the content and the associated blockchain timestamps and tamper-evident metadata files securely created by the True Dat app.

Tamper-proof videos, photos and audio recordings are particularly useful in the following cases:

Journalists, Media companies, Political campaign groups and Government agencies: To create and share tamper-proof videos, photos and audio recordings of major news events, politicians’ speeches, major local and global political events. This helps them prevent and detect selective editing and deepfakes and eliminate misinformation. Here are some real-life examples:

Citizen journalism and Photo Journalism: As mentioned earlier, there is lot of misinformation, fake photos, videos about violence in protests across the world. Here are some scary examples of misinformation about the recent protests in India:

There are thousands of such examples across the world in just the last six months. Online fake news is costing us $78 billion globally each year and creating chaos and killing people. True Dat app allows anyone to create verifiable photos and videos of global events and prove their authenticity instantaneously.

Dating apps and ride-sharing apps: True Dat app and our data integrity APIs allows users and enterprises to create verifiable photo selfies and video selfies and verify authentic users instantaneously and prevent fraudulent users. For example:

Insurance companies: According to the FBI, The total cost of insurance fraud (non-health insurance) is estimated to be more than $40 billion per year in U.S. This fraud costs the average U.S. family $400-$700 per year in increased premiums. Sometimes people submit fake photos downloaded from the Internet as a part of their insurance claims. True Dat app lets users securely provide tamper-proof photo and video evidence (of their car and its components) before getting an insurance and during submitting their claims. For example, you can send photos of your car from all angles before taking car insurance (or) glass coverage. This evidence can be instantaneously verified by the insurance companies using our platform.

Sports Centers: True Dat allows high school and college sports centers to issue sports certificates along with a photo / video proof of the student’s achievements. This allows them to keep track of student progress in a series of tamper-proof photos and videos. For example, fake photos were submitted in the recently exposed college admissions scandal. Read my detailed blog post about ‘Preventing future college admissions scandals’.

Whistleblowers, Undercover operations, sting operators: to create evidence of fraud, corruption or misbehavior. For example:

  • incidents involving illegal police brutality at a peaceful protest
  • incidents involving looting by civilians during protests / natural disasters
  • corrupt politicians or officials taking bribes
  • illegal actions happening inside corporations / government offices
  • whistleblowers/journalists getting bullied/blackmailed/threatened
  • incidents of sexual harassment or bullying
  • incidents involving domestic disturbance or domestic violence.

Politicians, Celebrities, CEOs: There is a lot of online misinformation and fake news about politicians and celebrities. True Dat app allows them to (i) record a tamper-proof video of them giving clear statements about their opinion about a global social / economic / political event (ii) create photographic / video evidence of their presence at a certain event. The True Dat videos are tamper-proof, so selective editing of these videos can be efficiently detected.

E-commerce companies: To create verifiable photos and videos of third-party products.

Non-profit organizations and NGOs: To prove that an orphanage is built or a non-profit event was held at a particular location.

Travel: Create authentic photos and videos for travel blogs. For example:

Real Estate: To create photographic / video evidence of real estate property for selling (or) for insurance purposes.

Process servers: to create a photographic / video proof that they served the right person at the right place.

UPS, FedEx, Amazon delivery personnel: to share location of the delivered package along with a photo / video evidence.

Law enforcement agencies: to prove that a video evidence, photo evidence or bodycam footage is not tampered, since the time of its creation. With the rise of deepfakes, lawyers are questioning the photgraphic and video evidence to promote their client’s self-interests.

Scientists and travelers: To create photographic and video evidence of the effects of climate change at certain locations.

On a lighter note, you can use True Dat app to create video evidence that you can do a perfect backflip, juggle, tricks with basket ball or soccer ball a hula hoop 🙂

There are many many more applications.

For more ongoing examples of misinformation and chaos being caused by fake news, fake photos and fake videos, follow our updates on twitter @thisweekinfakes @truedatapp @kintali

Our mission is to simplify trust and truth in the digital world, prevent and detect data tampering, eliminate fraud and misinformation and save humanity from a potential dystopia.

Download our app today

May the truth be with you.