Project XIII was originally created to facilitate data exchanges between groups of people who had reasons to know each other in the real world. It was the brain child of a software dev who was looking to create a solution that didn't sell your information or advertise to you. The VEXS protocol, based loosely off of Isaac Asimov's I Robot, was born out of a desire to see software fall under the hands of the people it was written to serve; not create a creature that runs amok of social norms. We hope that you'll participate in this experience. Join forces with a team of people who believe that thus far the role of software in society has been misused - who want to see software used in it's proper place. Help us in correcting that balance.
It is important to realize that Project XIII does not bring new technology to the forefront. Rather, it leverages existing technology to provide a safe and secure environment to exchange data. The system moves all data from the device -> cloud -> device as encrypted information. The cloud can't read the actual data as the encryption has separated the data from the information. All the cloud sees is encrypted data. As a result the cloud removes the data after three days. There's no point in keeping it. By doing this we have turned the cloud into a relay between devices. Nothing more. Your data can't be mined, harvested, monetized, studied or anything else. The platform currently uses 256 bit military grade AES keys to protect your data. All transactions to the cloud are wrapped in a 128 bit SSL connection for another layer of security.
In the next minor release RSA keys will be introduced to the system. This will allow transactions that only involve two parties to have an extra, and very significant, layer of protection. RSA keys are far more secure than AES keys. A correctly initialized 256 bit AES key takes about 1.3 quadrillion years to crack. A property initialized 2048 bit RSA key takes about 6.4 quadrillion years. We are more than happy to provide this level of security to our users. As time moves forward and new technologies are brought to the forefront we plan on enbracing them and bringing them into the fold.
11/24/2013 - We are dropping a very strong beta. Windows users please download here. We are going to build a MAC installer that works after the 30th of the month. This drop has most of the cleanup complete. We're going to be moving to release canidates after this.
10/18/2013 - We are dropping a beta. Please download here for Mac users. We have created an installer for the mac users. Please use this new download. Windows users please download here. We are moving torwards a production release. We've got lots of cleanup to do...
10/01/2013 - We are dropping the last alpha version of the desktop product; it's really the first beta but we haven't had time to put together an installer doc. Please download here for Mac users. Windows users please download here. We have made a number of changes to this build. Please enjoy. We area bit behind schedule. We had to make some critical updates to the database software that we are using. That has set us behind. But we felt the trade off was worth it. Thanks for your continued support.
09/26/2013 - We are dropping another alpha version of the desktop product. We're still working away. This will be the last alpha drop. Please download here for Mac users. Windows users please download here. We have made a number of changes to this build. When you install it the login screen should show 'V (Alpha) 188.8.131.52' -- If it does not you have not installed the correct bits. The .MSI installer is much smarter now. It will be able to install over your previous version without an install. We are falling a bit behind our timeline. However, we are still shooting for a Oct 1st release date.
09/21/2013 - We are dropping another alpha version of the desktop product. We're still working away. We are thinking that this will be the last alpha drop. Please download here for Mac users. Windows users please download here. We have made a number of changes to this build. Please enjoy!
09/19/2013 - We are dropping another alpha version of the desktop product. We're still working away. Your continued patience is appreciated. Please download here for Mac users. Windows users please download here. The windows users have a .msi that will greatly assist in the installation process. The database will be in a different location. So you will either need to move it or login, enter your AES Key and go from there. In the future we hope to present an installer for our Mac/Apple users as well.
09/15/2013 - We are dropping another alpha version of the desktop product. We still have lots of work to go. Your continued patience is appreciated. Please download here.
09/12/2013 - Yesterday was suppose to be the release the the first alpha desktop product. We had a critical tester get sick so we had to delay a day. We are releasing an alpha version today. Please download here. We are aware that there are lots of things wrong with the app. That's why it's an alpha; not a production release. Your patience is appricated as we add the functionality and features to this application that we all want. Please see the 'news' section of the website for instuctions on installation and use.
09/11/2013 - We were hoping to release an alpha version of the desktop application today. However, we're still having some issues with the account creation and would like to get that resolved first. The team has been hard at it and sometimes it's best to call it a day. A bug was fixed in the push notification code that now stops the owner of a message from getting multiple notifications. we're looking into the iPhone notification issue as well. Thanks for all the emails, iTunes reviews and helpful suggestions.
09/09/2013 - We are looking for an Alpha release of the desktop product on 09/10. The desktop will take over product development and become the flagship. The desktop will stay in beta until notifications and groups are added to it.
09/07/2013 - Apple released the iPhone application on 09/05. We are very happy with the results. There have been some issues found with the iPhone 4 regarding notifications. We are working to get these issues resolved. Please let us know of any problems that you find. It must be noted that an account is required before you can use the appliction. Please click on the 'Create Account' button in right hand side of the screen and fill in the user name, password and confirm password fields. Make sure to click the 'acreate account' button in the upper left hand corner of the screen to create your account. Once this has been successfully completed you will be returned to the login screen with the user name and password fields filled in. Check the 'Keep Me Logged In' option if you would like and start using the app.
08/14/2013 - MS released .16 on 08/13/2013 as we has anticipated. .17 was just pushed into the MS store. We are awaiting approval from them. Focus is shifting to the desktop app. The iPhone will hopefully be pushed to the iTunes store this weekend.
08/09/2013 - MS released .15 on 08/07/2013 as we has anticipated. .16 was just pushed into the MS store. We are awaiting approval from them.
08/05/2013 - We are currently waiting for Microsoft to approve version 184.108.40.206 for the Windows Phone. There's a number of enchancements in this update that users have requested. We are also in the process of testing the iPhone version of the software. Data exchanges are being made and the encription/decription code is working. There are a number of small issues regarding images that are being corrected. Once this is complete the app will move to the Apple/iTunes store.
Please note that transactions that are processed will not involve refunds or cancellations.
Project XIII has no claim to your data. It belongs to you. You are responsoble for how you use the system. We can't see what you do; and don't want to. Please make sure you do the following:
Project XIII is currently a secure social media platform. Plans are in the works to add VOIP and a number of other features that will cover blogs, content, etc. The cost is $1/month. We have future plans to make this one unit of labor per month. So the UK would pay one Pound, the EU would pay one Euro, Moroccans would pay one Dirham, etc.
Your data belongs to you. We do have to handle financial transactions with the system. You will have to fill out a form on the device that will ask for your credit/debit card number, CSV code, address, first and last name. This information will travel, via 128 bit encryption, to the server. The server will then validate the data with the tools provided by the clearing house. If the transaction is a success you will be granted a license for the number of mouths that you have purchased. At the end of the process, regardless of the result, your data will be destroyed.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions that yuou have.