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Crowdsourcing Mornings: AKITA | Instant Privacy For Smart Homes

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Connected to a LAN port on your router, Akita scans your network for any unusual activity and immediately shuts it down. All-the-while letting you know an attempt was made to invade your privacy. Akita uses military-grade security protection that’s been retrofitted for the home. Then, if you run into any issues, they can remotely preserve and restore your privacy with the help of their always on-call privacy experts at  Akita uses threat intelligence, behavioral analysis, machine learning and doesn’t slow your connection at all. Importantly, it doesn’t use deep packet inspection.

The IPS security method means that Akita analyses sources that IoT devices should be communicating with and instantly flags any anomalies. If anything comes up, their experts at are on standby for any of your security concerns. Unlike some riskier solutions, they don’t utilize DPI (Deep Packet Inspection).  After a few weeks, you’ll notice Akita improves in many different ways. Akita learns your habits and utilizes them to better protect you and your network. That way, Akita suits itself to your specific privacy and security habits and needs.

As of January 3rd, this project has raised $450,000 of their $30,000 goal. This project has 9 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $109, you will get one Akita device.  For a pledge of $169, you will get two Akita devices.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: