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Its mission is to fight social control and mass surveillance through distribution of secure tools. It lists its purpose as "... aid[ing] in the creation of a free society, a world with freedom from want and freedom of expression, a world without oppression or hierarchy, where power is shared equally."
As of 2013, they feature 6 million subscribers spread across 14,000 lists. Their projects have included the StopWatching.Us petition against global surveillance disclosures revealed by Edward Snowden.
In January 2015 the Electronic Frontier Foundation criticised the arrests of anarchists in Spain which were reported to have been partially attributed to the 'extreme security measures' of using Riseup.
Riseup provides products to secure communications, aimed at individuals and non-profit and activist groups. Riseup's two most popular features are secure email and mailing list management services.
7.2 million users are subscribed to lists hosted on Riseup's network, as of November 2015.
- Pangburn, DJ (11 September 2013). "Inside the Effort to Crowdfund NSA-Proof Email and Chat Services". Retrieved 8 August 2015.
- "About Us - help.riseup.net". Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- Kayyali, Nadia (16 January 2015). "Security is Not a Crime—Unless You're an Anarchist". Retrieved 8 August 2015.
- Baker, Jennifer (14 Jan 2015). "Warning: Using encrypted email in Spain? Do not pass go, go directly to jail". Retrieved 8 August 2015.
- "Riseup.net on Twitter: "Finished switching new list servers..."". Twitter. 2015-11-26. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
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