THE INTEGRATED PRIVACY PLATFORM
In order to protect our privacy, we must reduce our reliance on external services and be self-sufficient. We believe
that the opaque service providers' core must be circumvented and the client allowed to be "fat".
The Ai-Fi Central app, the fat client running on your mobile phone, is feature-rich, self-reliant,
and working as a shield against unwanted tracking.
Specific functions in Ai-Fi Central App are packaged as sub-applications. The top three may
run stand-alone by themselves. They are:
This group of Ai-Fi sub-apps runs as stand-alone applications, capable of interacting confidentially with other
Ai-Fi Centrals and with the services in the Ai-Fi Cloud, notably
the Ai-Fi Incognito Cloud Storage
that are behind the powerful DigiVault protection for your Bitcoins.
- Crypto Wallet: This is to maintain your crypto accounts and identities, which are as secure as Bitcoins. There are
a large number of those, without inferring one another involuntarily.
- SecureEmail: This is where you manage your Ai-Fi SecureEmails that offer end-to-end encryption without leaking metadata. It is
provably warrant-proof and provides both forward and future secrecy
(if you care to learn more).
- DigiVault: This is a fail-safe, fortified digital repository where you keep your secret notes and passwords,
including a "DigiVault" for your top secrets, such as the recovery seed for your crypto (Bitcoin) accounts.
Currently it is stored in Ai-Fi Incognito Cloud Storage.
On the upper right corner of the main screen, there are "Settings", "Help", and two shortcuts: one
for Photo/Video Upload, and another for "SuperLock". All shortcuts have help texts embedded within their triggered
applications. "SuperLock" offers a variety of advanced mechanisms for protecting your seed passphrases and private
keys for your crypto wallets.
REMOTE COMMAND & CONTROL THROUGH HOME SERVERS
The bottom three sub-apps are network applications that involve at least one remote Domain, which
must be firewalled in by an Home Server that insulates devices inside from external
threats. An Home Server may be shared among friends and families by properly configuring its
ACL (Access Control List). Architecturally Ai-Fi services follow the client-server model with the Home
Server functioning as a firewall or an access gateway to various devices behind it with ACL enforcement. You
connect to the Home Server through the Ai-Fi Central app on your phone.
We offer many choices of Home Servers, as long as the server software packaged in a Linux Docker
container can be grafted onto the server hardware. Diagrammed above are examples of supported server boxes,
including an Intel Compute Stick, a Raspberry Pi IV, and two other inexpensive yet powerful Amlogic-based TV
Boxes. It can also be installed on a Windows PC as an embedded Docker container, with a bit of complexity
in start-up due to its lack of Blue Tooth sometimes.
Included in the latest 2.0 Release are:
- HomeCloud: This is a File Sync utility based on the popular Nextcloud. There is a shortcut for our most frequently used
photo uploads to your Home Server.
- SmartHome: Most vendors of IoT devices attempt to lock you in their "siloed" remote control clouds. Ai-Fi provides
an integrated control scheme so all your devices, regardless of their brands, are administered under a unified
interface. It is much easier to manage and eliminates the risk of being tracked.
- RemoteDesktop: This is the remote desktop utility accessing your PCs through your authorized Home Servers.
It supports standard protocols like RDP, VNC, and SSH.
All connectivity are made through the end-to-end encrypted tunnels with Ai-Fi.net as the network glue. Ai-Fi implements
its connection services at a low level, with no visibility into the traffic, and without recording any user metadata. It
requires no public IP addresses nor DNS names, but maintains full backward compatibility to all traditional client-server
LAN applications that would work identically under the Ai-Fi environment.
All remote accesses are authenticated based on one of your identities handpicked
privately from your own Wallet, protected by public key cryptography of strength also selected by you.
We have prepared a document explaining in more details about how the Wallet,
the low-level Ai-Fi cloud connectivity substrate, and your Home Servers are worked together.
Through Ai-Fi Central, your "wallet" maintains a variety of your credentials
in addition to all your payment accounts, true to its Bitcoin origin.
You are no longer trapped in your PIIs (Personally Identifiable Identities), but
become a chameleon with a large inventory of identities, selectable per the
application scenarios. Through Ai-Fi.net, you are in control of your own cyber destiny.
In order to back up those files precious to you, usually you first acquired
an account with a cloud service and store them
under your service account ID.
Then you started to wonder if you were operating naked with all the
metadata exposed. Your data is only as secure as your passwords
and the cloud providers know too much. Ai-Fi.net will make your data
as secure as Bitcoin cash and just as anonymous.
Upgrade your "e-postcard" to real secure email.
It is based on the latest end-to-end encryption technology
with keys freshly negotiated for every new session, even when the recipient is offline.
Your email address is further protected by the Ai-Fi Digital Asset Blockchain.
It’s not PGP, not S/MIME, and not broken.
Host websites at your own home. Ai-Fi.net will extend the Internet plumbing to your
house without hassle. Create your own private social networks so
you no longer have to rely on Facebook or other public platforms.
Chat away privately. No one is able to listen in, even including us at Ai-Fi.net by design. Voice
and video chat are also available, with Cloudless Dropbox included.
Create your own private domain connecting any number of remote branches for
you and your community, with internal domain traffic segregated from the Internet and
all other domains. Secure worldwide branch connectivity across the Internet with
end-to-end encryption. This is enterprise-grade VPN at its easiest and most private
for all your personal IoT devices and community.
Your super/top secrets, like your "seed mnemonic phrases" for your crypto currencies,
can be tied to any amount of bitcoins. They are subject to failed backups, mistyped letters, forgotten hard drives,
corrected SSD devices, and many other hazards. Ai-Fi DigiVault tolerates single-point failures and allows you
to distribute them to multiple locations, any single one of which is not sufficient to open the safe. One of them can even go into our Ai-Fi cloud
anonymously. This is the strongest and smartest way around.