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  • Build Your Own Bletchley Park With This Kickstarted Enigma Clone

    Build Your Own Bletchley Park With This Kickstarted Enigma Clone

    If you invest in an open-source, crowd-funded Enigma machine today, make it this one. Created by S&T Geotronics of Columbus, Georgia, this device first appeared as an Instructable and is now available as a full DIY for $250, quite a bit less than the Allies spent at Bletchley Park while trying to crack Germany’s feared encryption system. Three hundred dollars gets you a… Read More

  • Enigma Raises $4.5M To Help Plumb The Depths And Derive Insights From Public Data

    Enigma Raises $4.5M To Help Plumb The Depths And Derive Insights From Public Data

    NYC startup and TechCrunch Battlefield winner Enigma has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding, the company has revealed today. The new round was led by Comcast Ventures, and includes participation from American Express Ventures, Crosslink Capital and the New York Times Company. Some of the new funders are clearly strategic partners, who are interested in seeing where Enigma’s… Read More

  • Enigma Launches A New Developer Program That Gives API Access To Civic-Minded Hackers

    Enigma Launches A New Developer Program That Gives API Access To Civic-Minded Hackers

    It’s been a very busy few months since the Enigma team took home the Disrupt Cup back in New York, and co-founder Hicham Oudghiri took the stage here in San Francisco today to deliver an update on the company’s trajectory… and unveil a new program for developers looking to turn raw public data into something seriously valuable. Read More

  • SARAH Demo at Hackathon SF 2013

    SARAH Lets You Request Information From 21 Government Agencies At The Same Time

    The federal government collects gobs and gobs of data on people, and thanks to a little something called the Freedom of Information Act, people can make requests to liberate some of it. It sounds simple enough, but navigating the labyrinthine process and drafting the request is no easy thing.
    That’s where SARAH comes in. Read More

  • 6 Experts on Speeding Up Data

    6 Experts on Speeding Up Data

    Speed. That’s what it’s all about these days. The problem: it’s still more effective to use FedEx than trying to squeeze a data load across a network. It’s an absurd reality when it requires a plane to move data from one place to another. It’s not necessary to move terabytes of data all day, all night. Moving hard drives across the continent for a feature film… Read More

  • And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Is… Enigma!

    And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Is… Enigma!

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. This year’s crop of Disrupt NY Battlefield startups has been one of our strongest yet, but out of the 30 that entered the fray only seven would go on to the final round. HealthyOut, Enigma, Floored, Glide, HAN:DLE, SupplyShift, and Zenefits emerged from the pack as our seven finalists, and their respective teams were faced with another… Read More

  • Enigma Makes Unearthing And Sifting Through Public Data A Breeze

    Enigma Makes Unearthing And Sifting Through Public Data A Breeze

    There’s a sea of interesting public data out there just waiting to be tapped into, but there’s a problem — most people have no earthly idea how to access it. And even if they’re able to make some headway, there’s still an untold number of connections between that data and even more data tucked away in another silo. That’s where New York startup Enigma comes… Read More

  • Turn A Kid's Toy Into An Enigma Machine

    Whether you’re fighting off the Nazis in wartime Poland or fighting off the doldrums in 21st-century America, a DIY Enigma Machine can improve matters considerably. This kit, designed using a child’s toy and an Arduino board, allows you to encode and decode messages electronically and, if you’re really ambitious, turn the tide of the war by time-travelling back to Bletchley… Read More

  • Original Enigma Machine For Sale

    Currently priced at a bit over $20,000, this real German Enigma machine is apparently in full working order and only needs “bulbs,” presumably for the internal display. The Enigma machine confounded the Allies for years and was essentially the precursor to the modern computer and the men and women of Project Ultra who finally cracked the code are proto-hackers to whom many of us… Read More