PrivateNote is a side project made by me, Alex L.
I built PrivateNote because I was using a mainstream note-taking application, which aren't end-to-end encrypted, and I wanted my notes to be end-to-end encrypted. I care about end-to-end encryption for privacy reasons, in particular because of the below two scenarios:
PrivateNote is built with React. Password-based OpenPGP.js encryption is used to encrypt notes.
Password-based encryption works in the following way:
IMPORTANT: I live in the United States of America, which poses a non-technical security vulnerability. The United States government could choose to FISA Warrant me, requiring me to turn over a user's encrypted notes. I would be required by law to forego announcing the FISA warrant. At the time of this writing, November 4, 2019, I have not received a FISA warrant.
One day I hope to:
There will always be a free plan with 5 megabytes of storage. If PrivateNote ever becomes popular, I may have no choice but to start charging to cover my costs. I do not intend to profit on PrivateNote. I believe privacy should be a right to all humans. The purpose of PrivateNote is to help as many humans as possible have privacy online.