Who are we?
CYGO™ Network is an unregistered non-profit organization which aims to provide privacy-oriented online services which are based on open source software, as well as to help fight against online censorship by offering a powerful alternate social networking platform. Additionally, we pride ourselves on our free web productivity services that rival Google Drive in performance and rich features. We are based mainly in the United States but have members and contributors internationally.
No, CYGO is not a company.
Despite our statements that we are an unregistered nonprofit (otherwise known as a community organization) people continue to make statements which portray us as a company. CYGO is a community of like-minded people working together, volunteering without pay to bring you the online services you love, completely free of charge. It was founded in 2017 by Logan L. Johnson, who heads the development of our web applications and performs the majority of work which goes into CYGO. Additionally, all of these super amazing people aid in web development, graphic design, concept management, community management, and more; CYGO could not operate without their tremendous contributions.
CYGO™ began in November 2017 when our founder was searching for an alternative to Facebook which respected user privacy. It started out as the one simple web application, and over time has grown into a thriving community and suite of high-quality web services.
Wait, what about the dark humor community?
While we have many other offerings; we are home to one of the internet’s finest dark humor communities: CYGO™ Underground. Our Underground community is a place for people to exercise their right to free speech, whether it be in the form of offensive memes, controversial topics or writing, or simply just discussion that is not considered “politically correct” by the majority of society. It is not, however, a place for people to organize illegal activities, and the CYGO Network terms of service are applicable.
We’re proudly an ally of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Free Expression: people should be able to speak their minds to whoever will listen.
- Security: technology should be trustworthy and answer to its users.
- Privacy: technology should allow private and anonymous speech, and allow users to set their own parameters about what to share with whom.
- Creativity: technology should promote progress by allowing people to build on the ideas, creations, and inventions of others.
- Access to Knowledge: curiosity should be rewarded, not stifled. We uphold these principles by fighting for transparency and freedom in culture, code, and law.