Project XIII was created to facilitate data exchanges between groups of people who had reasons to know each other in the real world. It was the brainchild of a software developer 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, and 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, and who want to see it used in its proper place.
Project XIII leverages the existing technology of 256 bit AES encryption in innovative ways, to ensure a safe and secure environment for you to exchange your data. The system moves all data from your device > Data Flow Hub (DFH) > to your friends device as encrypted information. By doing this we have turned the DFH into a relay between devices. Nothing more. The DFH cannot read the actual data, and removes it after three days. There is no point in keeping it. Your data can not be mined, harvested, monetized, studied or anything else. All transactions to the DFH are wrapped in a 128 bit SSL connection for another layer of security. 4096 bit RSA keys are used when the initial exchange of the AES keys takes place. Each user/friend has their RSA public key on the DFH. When the friend request is sent it is wrapped up in the RSA public key. The only person who can open the message has to have the private key that corresponds to the RSA public key what was used for the encryption.
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 embracing them and bringing them into the fold.
The goal is that any desktop or device that can run Silverlight 5 will be able to run this application. If the device that you are running Project XIII on is slow, a low memory option exists by checking the 'view single screen' box in user preferences.
07/02/2014 - We have just dropped an update, version 18.104.22.168, for Windows and OSX. Please see the downloads portion of the website. 22.214.171.124 had some problems that needed immediate attention. Please see the progress.pdf for more details. A reinstall of the Socket Server is not needed.
07/01/2014 - We have just dropped an update, version 126.96.36.199, for Windows and OSX. Please see the downloads portion of the website. This has a number of bug fixes and improvements to the application. We are in the process of trying to resolve issues with chat and E-VOIP regarding packets not getting delivered to their respective endpoints. The Socket Server installer is not perfect to say the least. We are working to improve this. The MAC Socket Server has to be re-packaged and then it will get posted. Currently it requires a 138 mg download of the Mono bits to run...
06/16/2014 - We just dropped release one, version 188.8.131.52, for Windows and OSX. Please see the downloads portion of the Website.
01/26/2014 - We just dropped release candidate version 184.108.40.206 for Windows and OSX. Please see the downloads portion of the Website. We're got a small body of work left with purchases
12/28/2013 - We pushed release candidate 220.127.116.11. We had some code get out that broke messages. That should have not happened. This was fixed in this RC. We also made some changes to how the dashboard works. Windows users please download here. We are still working on the MAC installer issue.
12/26/2013 - We pushed release candidate 18.104.22.168 to the website last night. Fixed how filters were working with messages, added an update check and addressed some other minor issues. Windows users please download here. We are still working on the MAC installer issue. Mainly the application doesn't work well in Mavericks with the latest version of Silverlight. We do have MAC users that are not reporting any issues. So we are pulling together a list of specs and will figure this out. Please review the you tube channel to stay current with the app. here
12/23/2013 - We are dropping our first release candidate. Windows users please download here. We will be deploying a MAC installer on the tomorrow the 24th. The code still has some bugs in it but we are very happy with it. We will continue to test and improve it. We've started a you tube channel. Please check it out here
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 candidates 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 towards 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) 22.214.171.124' -- 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 appreciated as we add the functionality and features to this application that we all want. Please see the 'news' section of the website for instructions 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 application. 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 'create 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 126.96.36.199 for the Windows Phone. There's a number of enhancements 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 encryption/decryption 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 responsible 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:
Please note that at this time we are providing access for free. We are currently looking for venders. When we find one that we like we will resume the license payment process. Your data belongs to you. We do have to handle financial transactions with the system, however, so you will have to fill out a form on the device that will ask for your credit/debit card number, CSV/CSC code, address, and first and last name. This information will travel via 128 bit encryption, to the DFH. The DFH 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 months that you have purchased. At the end of the process, regardless of the result, your data will be destroyed.
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