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Text, polls, chat, hotline, to-dos in one intuitive App that everyone can use. The perfect collaboration tool for teams.

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Donate for free while you communicate. Turn ads into humanitarian budget and support a NGO of your Choice.

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CHARE puts you in complete control of anything you are sharing in one of your private channels. Experience our unique blend of security features.

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Group orchestration the easy way, with our CHARE Web App.

FAQ

About CHARE

A communication app for Smartphones and Web browsers
CHARE is a communications app for Smartphones and is available for Android and iOS. The associated web app can be accessed online via a browser. CHARE’s strengths lie in group communication and security. The app can be used in a similar way to Whatsapp for the exchange of text messages. However, in addition to this, CHARE guarantees security and offers groups other possibilities to selectively get in touch via secure one-­to­-one chats, hotlines, to-­do lists, and surveys. Various channels can be created and participants can be invited.
The perfect collaboration tool for small team or large organizations
CHARE is the perfect collaboration tool: small teams or large organizations with several thousand contacts can be purposefully supplied with information via CHARE’s diverse functionality. CHARE is also suitable for purely private use – families can securely handle their daily communication with CHARE, tasks can be assigned, etc.
What does the name mean?
The name CHARE is a portmanteau of the English words share and care, it was coined by the app’s developer, Bjorn Beyersdorff.
What Distinguishes CHARE From Similar Apps?
1. Optimally tailored to group communication: CHARE offers features that have been conceptualized to enable information to be purposefully and efficiently exchanged and transmitted within groups – via text messaging, secure one­-to­-one chats, hotlines, to-­do lists or surveys. Read more about CHARE features. CHARE has no groups limits.
2. 100 percent control over your own information: CHARE offers its users full control over their data. The protection of confidential data and privacy is paramount. No personal data will be collected or stored. Sent messages are not tracked. Once data has been deleted, it is immediately and irrevocably removed from all devices. End­-to-­end encryption protects data and communications.
3. Charitable orientation: The app is financed by advertising and generates revenue when it is used, which mainly goes to charitable aid organizations.
How is CHARE Financed?
CHARE is a free communications app and uses advertising to do good. The donations are generated from advertising revenue. The displayed advertising banners are discrete, the selection of advertising is of high quality and can be controlled via the advertising network partner. CHARE is also available as ad­-free version for premium users.

CROSS-PLATFORM AVAILABILITY

Mobile and Desktop Apps: CHARE is available for iPhone & Android as well as on Web Browser. Users can use Mobile and Desktop App at the same time.

GROUP COMMUNICATION

Private Channels
With CHARE you can create private channels very quickly and share them easily to your selected contacts. CHARE has no group limits: you can invite as many people as you need. It is suitable for small and large groups, families and businesses.
Customization
You can easily update the title, description, and image of your Channels. Businesses can also change the main colors of CHARE to their own corporate identity and customize the App with their own logo.
Multi-Thread Functionality
With CHARE, you can have multiple threads within the same group. Within the same communication channel, you can create different group chats for a specific topic and thus have a very well organized communication.
Team Chats
Don’t waste time with emails, use CHARE to chat within your team. You can get in touch via secure one-­to­-one chats, hotlines, to-­do lists, and surveys.
Administration
CHARE allows you to add additional admins to any of your channels. An admin has the same rights as the owner, except deletion of a Channel.

MESSAGING

1:1 and Group Messaging
CHARE enables you to easily exchange instant messages with individuals as well as with groups and teams.
Instant Push Notifications
Immediately receive all messages from your family, colleagues, and teams. For all messages type you would like to see asap, CHARE sends you mobile push notifications on your device.
Real-Time Communication
CHARE uses a specialized messaging protocol for mobile data networks that allows you to communicate in real-time.
Read Receipts
As soon as someone has read a message either in private or group chat, a receipt appears in the thread.
Content Search
CHARE allows you to search for specific keywords within your threads, in order to quickly find the topic you are looking for.

SHARING

Document and File Sharing
You can easily share your files of any kind saved on Google or Dropbox. It’s simple and secure.
Private Sharing
CHARE offers all users full and easy privacy control. You only share the files and documents with the people you choose.

BUSINESS BENEFITS
CHARE helps to strengthen and improve collaboration, its functionalities simplify and accelerate all types of communications in the company. Implementing CHARE within your organization will increase the efficiency of teams, projects, processes and the organization as a whole. CHARE users can benefit from:
– reduced volume of emails and communication time
– increased team and client satisfaction
– higher productivity
– improved and faster feedback on any projects
– reduced costs
CHARITY

Help Others
CHARE’s goal is to help others – namely on several levels at the same time: Through the use of its app, CHARE helps people to exchange information purposefully and securely. CHARE users benefit from a communications app with which they can organize all the information that is important to them in a clear and streamlined way. At the same time, the users will be donating to good causes without spending any money themselves. The charitable organizations in question will receive additional financial support, enabling them, in turn, to help others.  Those who use CHARE will be donating 4 cents per online hour to a charity of their choice ­ without having spent a single euro. With 1,000 users, € 300 per month can quickly accumulate for charitable causes. And the more often that CHARE is used, the more money will go to the organization that is being supported.
How did the Idea For CHARE Originate?
I spent part of my childhood in South America and experienced the inequality between rich and poor at very close quarters. I, therefore, understood the need to help others at an early stage. Later, in my work as a company adviser, I was repeatedly confronted with inadequate communication possibilities in companies. The idea for CHARE arose from my personal experiences, the desire to improve communication, and the thought of using advertising for charitable purposes for once, instead of for commercial reasons.” (Bjorn Beyersdorff, founder of CHARE)
Whom Does CHARE Works With?
CHARE doesn’t only support large charitable organizations, but smaller and locally ­active aid organizations as well. This broad alignment of partnerships allows personal commitment to a variety of topics. The current list of supported organizations can be found here.
Donation First
CHARE is not a non­profit organization, but a “donation­ first company”. We make sure that donations go where they belong, i.e. to the organizations that the donors want to support. Only then do we pay our own costs and invest in our growth ­ and even then, only up to a certain limit. The remaining funds will again benefit certain projects, as agreed upon by the members of CHARE. The more people use CHARE and the more often they communicate with it, the higher the amounts of donations and the budget for additional social commitment will be.

CUSTOMIZATION
Businesses can change the main colors of CHARE to their own corporate identity and customize the App with their own logo. Companies that want to use CHARE for internal communication can also get an ad­-free version for a fee.
SECURITY
As a German company, CHARE fully complies with strong privacy and data protection needs. CHARE is a secure and completely encrypted communications App that offers its users full control over their data.
The protection of confidential data and privacy is paramount. No personal data is collected or stored. Sent messages are not tracked. Once data has been deleted, it is immediately and irrevocably removed from all devices. No matter how big your group is, whether someone is online or offline, you can rest assured your deleted content is no longer accessible to anyone.
CONTACT
Don’t hesitate to use our Hotline within our CHARE Customer Service Channel. Feedback is highly appreciated, we continuously evaluate our app and make whatever changes are needed.

Bjorn CHARE

Facebook & WhatsApp Daten ...

05/18/2017 04:35:30 PM

Welche Daten werden von Facebook genutzt?

Auf seiner Internetseite schreibt WhatsApp, dass "einige" Account-Informationen weitergegeben werden, wie zum Beispiel die Telefonnummer der Nutzer oder Daten über den Zeitpunkt der Nutzung. Laut Verbraucherzentrale Nordrhein-Westfalen können aber viel mehr Daten an die Unternehmen der Facebook-Gruppe fließen. WhatsApp speichert nämlich auch Profilbild, Profilnamen und Status, sofern er angegeben ist.

Außerdem greift die App regelmäßig alle Kontakte aus dem Adressbuch ab. Die Handynummern von Arbeitskollegen, Freunden und Verwandten gehen an WhatsApp und damit wahrscheinlich auch an Facebook, Instagram und Co. - ohne dass die Betroffenen je zugestimmt hätten ... .

https://goo.gl/6zil6O

Bjorn CHARE

Ultraschall-Spyware in Apps

05/06/2017 04:06:55 PM

Sicherheitsexperten der TU Braunschweig haben in über 200 Apps für Android Lauschsoftware von Silverpush entdeckt, mit der sich Nutzer über verschiedene Geräte hinweg verfolgen und recht einfach deanonymisieren lassen.

Mit dem "Ultraschall-Leuchtfeuer" wird eine kleine Datensequenz in eine sehr hohe, von Menschen nicht hörbare Frequenz im Bereich zwischen 18 und 20 kHz enkodiert, über gängige Lautsprecher von Computern oder Smart-TVs ausgesandt und von Mikrofonen in Smartphones eingefangen. Bei einer die Technik nutzenden Werbekampagne erstellt der Anbieter ein uBeacon für seinen Kunden und schickt dieses an Medienpartner, die den Audiocode in ihre Inhalte einbetten. Schaut der Nutzer sich diese im Fernsehen an oder stößt er auf einer Webseite darauf, wird der Soundschnipsel über einige Meter Entfernung hin ausgesandt.

Bürgerrechtler haben bereits vor der Silverpush-Software gewarnt, Anti-Viren-Dienstleister sie als Malware eingestuft.

Bjorn CHARE

Evernote will Notizen mitlesen

04/25/2017 09:53:01 PM

Ab Ende Januar 2017 sollen einzelne Mitarbeiter der Notizen-App Evernote Einblick in die Einträge der Nutzer bekommen. Damit sollen sie Maschinenlernprozesse kontrollieren. Nutzer können dem aber widersprechen.

Mitarbeiter der Notizensoftware Evernote sollen künftig auch Einträge mitlesen können. So sollen ab dem 23. Januar 2017 Maschinenlernprozesse überwacht werden. Mitarbeiter sollen dafür zu Kontrollzwecken einzelne Passagen lesen können, die ihnen zufällig angezeigt werden. Persönliche Informationen sollen dabei ausgeblendet werden. Die persönlichen Notizen sollen nach Unternehmensangaben nicht weitergegeben, die Daten auch nicht für personalisierte Werbung genutzt werden.

Bjorn CHARE

WhatsApp an der Schule?

04/24/2017 08:15:28 AM

Was ist das Problem mit WhatsApp?
Die Vertraulichkeit der Daten bei dem US-Messagingdienst nicht gewährleistet. Zwar behauptet der Betreiber, die Daten verschlüsselt zu übertragen, dies sei aber nicht in allen Fällen garantiert. Außerdem erfahre der Anbieter des Dienstes, wer mit wem zu welchem Zeitpunkt kommuniziere. Es sei nicht auszuschließen, dass US-amerikanische Behörden auf die Daten zugreifen können. Die Einhaltung europäischer Datenschutzrichtlinien könne deshalb nicht gewährleistet werden.

Außerdem werden bei der Einrichtung der Software normalerweise alle Kontakte, die im Adressbuch des Geräts gespeichert sind, zu WhatsApp hochgeladen - ohne dass sich die Eigner dieser Daten wehren können. Seinen Datenschatz gibt WhatsApp an die Konzernmutter Facebook weiter. Dort wird er zu Werbezwecken genutzt.

Gibt es Alternativen?

Ja, CHARE! Wir haben unsere Systeme von Grund auf so aufgebaut, daß ein Tracking von Usern nicht möglich ist 😉
Weitere Fragen? CHARE herunterladen ... .

Bjorn CHARE

CHARE @ Startup Grind 2017

04/14/2017 06:44:53 AM

CHARE has been selected as one of the few companies to showcase at the Startup Grind 2017 Europe Conference to be held June 14th at the historic Central Westminster Hall in London, UK.
See you there! 😉

Bjorn CHARE

Den "walled garden" aufbrechen

04/06/2017 06:35:30 AM

CHARE will den "Walled Garden" aufbrechen, der Twitter wie auch Facebook ist – also eine geschlossene Plattform mit ihren manchmal recht willkürlichen Regeln.

Und weil Facebook und Twitter mit Wissen über ihre Kunden ihr Geld verdienen, spionieren sie diesen hinterher, um mindestens ihre Interessen zu erfahren. Die Plattformen führen außerdem immer wieder Änderungen ein, die den Nutzern nicht passen: Als Twitter ankündigte, den Stream durch einen Algorithmus zu "optimieren", regten sich die User auf. Immer wieder fällt Twitter umstrittene Entscheidungen. Und ein Mitspracherecht haben die Nutzer nicht.

Bjorn CHARE

Slack gehackt – Was Nutzer ...

04/06/2017 12:18:48 AM

jetzt wissen müssen.

Schwere Sicherheitslücke bei Slack: Über vier Tage lang sollen Hacker Zugriff auf die zentrale Nutzerdatenbank des beliebten Team-Messengers gehabt haben. Zwar seien nur wenige Konten kompromittiert worden und der Fehler ist inzwischen auch behoben. Nutzer aber sollten ihre Passwörter trotzdem umgehend ändern und die neuen Sicherheitsfeatures aktiveren.

Slack-Nutzer, aufgepasst: Wie der beliebte Team-Messenger am Abend vermeldet, sind Hacker in den Besitz von Nutzerdaten in nicht genannter Höhe gekommen. Von der Sicherheitslücke, die bereits im Februar entdeckt und vier Tage aktiv gewesen sein soll, war die zentrale Nutzerdatenbank von Slack betroffen, die unter anderem Namen, E-Mail-Adressen und Telefonnummern sowie das verschlüsselte Passwort des Nutzers enthält. Sensible Kreditkartendaten sowie teaminterne Nachrichten hingegen seien nicht entwendet worden, versichert Slack.

Bjorn CHARE

40 Tizen-Sicherheitslücken ...

04/06/2017 12:15:02 AM

... in Samsung-Produkten entdeckt.

Durch eine Schwachstelle im Betriebssystem Tizen lassen sich Geräte von Samsung aus der Ferne übernehmen.

Der aus Israel stammende Sicherheitsexperte Amihai Neiderman hat über 40 Sicherheitslücken in Geräten des Herstellers Samsung entdeckt. Die Schwachstellen verteilen sich über smarte TV-Geräte, Uhren und Smartphones. Letztere hat der südkoreanische Hersteller nur in Asien in den Handel gebracht.

Durch eine Sicherheitslücke im Betriebssystem Tizen, das Samsung bei smarten Uhren, TVs und Smartphones nutzt, konnte Neiderman beispielsweise die Kontrolle über einen Fernseher übernehmen. Möglich war dies durch eine von ihm in den TizenStore eingeschleuste Schadsoftware.

Die neuen Sicherheitslücken erfordern keinen physischen Zugriff auf die Geräte, sondern können aus der Ferne ausgenutzt werden. Die Schwachstellen seien auf vielen aktuellen Geräten von Samsung zu finden.

Bjorn CHARE

Word-Press Plugin Announcement

04/04/2017 09:49:25 AM

The CHARE Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of the CHARE WordPress Plugin.

Privacy is not an option, and it shouldn't be the price we accept for just getting on the Internet.

How-To

Settings

Adjust or reset your availability and security settings.

Create a thread

1 Channel = 5 different ways to get in touch with your audience.

Create a channel

Organize your conversations in private or public channels.

Channel settings

Swipe to the left to update some settings of your channel.

Subscribe to a channel

Press the ‘+’ sign and search for a channel of interest or simply scan the QR-Code.

  • Create To-Do

    This Type of thread allows you to create a to-do list. You can assign To-Dos or let the channel members take the To-Dos themselves.

  • Create Hotline

    This Type of thread allows you to start establish single point of contact within a channel. Every time a channel member contacts the hotline, a 1:1 chat with the channel owner is established.

  • Create Chat

    This Type of thread allows you to start a group chat with all of your channel members.

  • Create Poll

    This Type of thread allows you to start a simple poll with up to nine possible answers.

  • Create Message

    Create a simple message to send small notes or announcements to a group of people. It cannot be answered directly.

ORGANISATIONS, WE SUPPORT:

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oxfam
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