End-of-Life announcement

When we wrote this plugin in the beginning of 2012, governments all over the world were heading towards further restricting access to the Internet and censoring its users. Although circumvention tools were available, they were in general hard to use and therefore only available to technically skilled people. We designed the RePress plugin so more people could profit from an open and free Internet.

Unfortunately, little has changed in the political landscape since that time with regards to Internet usage. Governments in e.g. China, the NetherlandsRussia and the United States are still gravitating towards further restriction, censorship and violations of privacy.

The Internet landscape on the other hand has changed significantly. While the plugin was a useful addition to circumventing possibilities in 2012, circumvention tools are now more widely available. The Electronic Frontier Foundation gives a nice concise summary of options with background information.
Security in a box also provides solid entry-level information with hands-on manuals.

With these tools available, we believe there is currently no need for our RePress plugin. If at any time we feel RePress is again an addition, we will definitely launch a fully updated version. In the meantime, we will contribute in other ways to enhance privacy and an open Internet, and to educate it’s users through our Totem-project.

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RePress @ Worm – 27 july

Come and meet us at WORM.org coming july 27.

Read more on the project here

It is the launch the new version of “Give Me My Data!”, a project that together with Artists In Residence Tim C. Schwartz and Owen Mundy was revised and revived in WORM’s moddr_lab.

Give Me My Data offers functionality to its users with which they can retrieve and backup data and files from several key social networks; partly designed as a backup tool moreover targeted at networks that completely lack these functions.

Besides launching the project and am in-depth presentation by the artists, Walter Langelaar of WORM will give an introduction and overview of similar (art)works and earlier projects that came out of WORMs studios like the “Web2.0 Suicide Machine”.

Further more we’ll have presentations of current and ongoing projects from the lab, like Birgit Bachler’s ‘online social gardening’ platform “Talk To The Plant”, the Force of Freedom (Roel Roscam Abbing and Micha Prinsen) present “partsba.se”, and Geert Lovink talks about the “Unlike Us” initiative. The last addition to tonights programme is a presentation by Greenhost.nl on their very excellent RePress project; a WordPress plugin that automagically converts your site to a proxy-server countering censorship on the internet!

Read more on the project here

RePress proxy to The Pirate Bay is offline

Op bevel van de Voorzieningenrechter is de reverse-proxy naar de ‘Pirate Bay’ op de website van ALL4XS.NET momenteel offline. Het bevel is uitgevaardigd na een procedure die is gestart door Stichting Brein.

De webhoster Greenhost heeft op vrijdagmiddag, 6 juli 2012, van de rechtbank Den Haag het bevel ontvangen om de reverse proxy offline te halen en all4xs.net heeft daaraan gehoor gegeven.

Deze rechterlijke beschikking heeft plaatsgevonden ex parte, dus zonder wederhoor van de betrokken hoster of aanbieder van de proxy-dienst. Het verbaast Greenhost dat Stichting Brein aan haar verzoek om een concrete auteursrechtelijke inbreuk aan te wijzen op de site, is voorbijgegaan.

Wij zullen na het weekeinde met een verdere inhoudelijke reactie komen en ons beraden op de vraag of er juridische vervolgstappen van onze zijde moeten worden genomen.

Voor torrent searches verwijzen wij u door naar Google.

Important Message (27/06/2012)

The webhoster and creator of this website received a message and are forced to take down the example installation.Today they replied with a letter that they deem the letter unsufficiant reason to censor this website and the web. All4xs.net will stay online with all content intact. Read their reaction (dutch).