Riseup - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Encyclopedia
Riseup is a project that provides various security products that aid user's privacy and data protection. The collective is run by volunteers and its HQ is based in Seattle, Washington, it was first created in 1999. The ethos of the collective is to support social changed and to fight against mass surveillance by creating secure tools for the publics use. The products that Riseup have created include secure email accounts, secure email lists, VPN's (Virtual Private Network) and secure online chats. All of these products have a heavy amount of encryption, little data retention, and have an emphasis on providing anonymity to the end user. Aside from the products, Riseup has also helped create many petitions to fight against global surveillance.