You can support or track the progress via the Freedom Box Foundation after watching this news clip from CBS News below: This is an important project for people who support user privacy. In the age of Facebook and wide social media, this device provides a necessary solution. And since it’s being developed by people in the free software and open source movement, this project will make a big impact.
As somsone who worked in IT Security industry in South Africa, UK and Middle East, I believe we are too dependent on the big software companies to develop solutions. We need to take responsibility to protecting our own Internet privacy.