Purism has just launched an online service it has dubbed “Librem One”, which is, as Purism calls it, a “suite of apps and services designed to provide users with convenient alternatives to Big Tech products”.
Librem One currently consists of an end-to-end encrypted chat app, end-to-end encrypted email client, end-to-end encrypted VPN solution, as well as a social network platform for everyone. In the near future, the Librem One suite will also include end-to-end encrypted cloud storage, payments, and phone service for the upcoming Librem 5 Linux phone by Purism.
“Librem Chat” is built on the open source Matrix chat and includes end-to-end encrypted text chat plus audio and video chats. Since it’s built on Matrix, it has access to all the other users on Matrix out there. Matrix isn’t the biggest cat service available today but the user base is growing.
Librum’s Social Media component is built on Activity Pub and Mastodon (a federated, free software social network system). Mastodon is already a very popular public social media platform with millions of active users.
According to the Purism folks, the following additional services to Librem One are in development:
- Librem Mail offering an end-to-end encrypted email solution
- Librem Tunnel offering an end-to-end encrypted VPN tunnel solution
- Encrypted cloud storage.
- Encrypted long-term backup.
- Encrypted contact management.
- A cryptographic payment system.
- A pay-as-you-go phone service.
- No Ads
- No Tracking
- We respect you
- Just private secure messaging, end-to-end encrypted communications, and public social; as it should be.
Android users can already install the Librem Chat, Librem Mail, Librem Tunnel, and Librem Social apps on all their devices from the Google Play store, iOS users can install the Librem Chat and Librem Tunnel apps on both iPhone and iPad devices, and the Librem Social app only on iPhone devices from the App Store. Librem One is also coming soon to PureOS, Purism’s own Linux OS based on Debian GNU/Linux.
Librem One is a subscription-based service that users can enjoy for $7.99 USD per month or $71.91 USD per year no matter the platform used. A basic tier consisting only of the Librem Chat encrypted chat and Librem Social social media platform is available as well for a “pay-what-you-want” subscription that varies from free to $5.99 USD per month.
More details about Librem One and bundles are available on the official website at https://librem.one/.
Categories: Online Privacy & Security