Anonyome Labs Sudo Safe Program Supports At-Risk Users

At Anonyome Labs, our solutions help mitigate tech-facilitated violence and abuse. We empower people to be able to determine what information they share, and how, when and with whom they share it. We provide survivors and those at risk of harassment, violence and abuse, real and effective tools for protecting their personal information. 

In May 2020, we proudly became a partner of the Coalition Against Stalkerware, a global working group uniting advocacy groups, software developers, security firms, victims and survivors, in the fight to protect consumers against stalkerware and to eliminate abusive technology and software.

The Coalition was convened to facilitate communication between the security community and organizations working to combat domestic violence. Through its online portal www.stopstalkerware.org, the Coalition is helping victims, facilitating knowledge transfer among members, developing best practices for ethical software development, and educating the public about the dangers of Stalkerware. Learn more about stalkerware and the Coalition Against Stalkerware here

We are also growing our own safety initiative, known as Sudo Safe. Through Sudo Safe, we partner with organizations that promote safe use of the Internet as well as those organizations that support at-risk people who may have a specific need for privacy and security in their life. Our goal is to support at-risk users, and to be a privacy resource for organizations supporting their members.

Sudo Safe encourages the use of our privacy and cyber safety app, MySudo, to help people keep their personally identifiable information private. MySudo enables people to communicate and interact with third party services or other people without using their own information such as personal phone number, email address and credit card, which mitigates the risk of that information being used for tracking or stalking.

Through Sudo Safe, we have already partnered with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) as part of their Safety Net Project. The NNEDV explores technology in the context of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and violence against women. The NNEDV recently reviewed MySudo, and you can read their review and advice here.

We have identified and are in discussions with other potential partners for Sudo Safe and will announce those new relationships over time. 

Remember, MySudo helps disconnect a user’s online accounts and activity from their private information, such as personal phone number and email address, which mitigates the risk of that information being used for tracking or stalking. 

If you would like to explore MySudo, here’s our 90 second explainer video—and here and here we explain all the privacy and safety features in the app.  

If you’d like to know more about stalkerware, watch the Coalition Against Stalkerware’s video.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Sudo Safe, or partnering with us on this important initiative, please contact us at sudosafe@anonyome.com.