Five great projects presented at Internet Freedom Conference

Garage48 DiploHack Tallinn 2013 is half-way through and teams are intensively working to deliver results by tomorrow. Tomorrow evening five projects on human rights and internet freedom topics are going to be competing for the prize of 1000€ supported by Embassy of Netherlands at the Internet Freedom Conference held at Radisson BLU Hotel Tallinn.

Week-end has been already quite intense for the teams and still one night to go:) The idea of combining human rights and internet freedom topics with Garage48 week-end hackathon has proved itself. Tomorrow five projects will present their ideas at the conference before diplomats, human rights advocates and journalists. 
The idea to organize an event like this came through Embassy of Netherlands from DiploHack London where diplomats and NGO-s gathered for a full day to tackle freedom of speech and sustainability issues. DiploHack Tallinn goes even further. Practical solutions are being developed from serious issues and for society welfare.  

Have a look at the five projects being in progress: 

The privacy tool for Citizens to fight back the giants of the internet. 451 is a privacy tool to protect people to remove illegal data/pictures from the web. 
Team: Martin Sookael, Ele-Riin Kullamä  
Michack is a web service which substitutes microphones on public events and conferences. You just take your phone, go to the event site, click if you have a question, and if the queue displays your turn you just speak on your phone. Voice comes out from speakers and everybody hears you.  
Team: Kaspar Korjus, Kermo Pajula, Märten Soo Twitter


Web-based platform that draws data from various open sources to reveals the conflicts of interest of state owned companies and foundations board members.
Team: Birgit Rosenberg (project manager, TI Estonia), Boris Maryshev (Back-end developer), Janar Palk (Front-end developer)

Euromaidan Crowd Count
Right now, 5000 Ukrainians are protesting on Independence Square (Maidan) in Kyiv. Or is it 20’000? Wrong estimation makes us draw wrong conclusions. Euromaidan Crowd Count is a solution for crowd counting from photo. 
Team: Silver Meikar, Martin Grüner, Henrik Chulu, Ottokar Tilk 

Public Answer

Let’s turn public sector responses to our requests faster and raise their quality! This is the fastest and easiest way to get an answer to your request from the public sector. Sometimes communication with the public sector may cost too much time or the response doesn’t answer to your question exactly. Furthermore, sometimes it might be that your neighbour asked the same question two weeks before and the answer has already been given but you just don’t know about it. 

Team: Allan Laan, Priit Kuuseorg, Jaanus Sakkis, Kadri Pedas

Internet Freedom Conference taking place on Sunday starting from 13:45 in Radisson BLU Hotel Tallinn. 

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