The Importance of ipfiltering
Since 2001, we have been working tirelessly to prevent government agencies and other entities from easily monitoring and collecting users’ data, especially in file-sharing scenarios. The revelations brought to light by Edward Snowden regarding surveillance activities only confirmed what we already knew and had been actively addressing.
At Nexus23 Laboratories, we understand the need for robust measures to protect internet connections from unauthorized surveillance and data collection. This understanding led to the development of ipfiltering as a means to safeguard user privacy and security. Ipfiltering has been our solution, and it continues to be a vital tool in preserving online privacy.
By implementing ipfiltering, users can proactively defend against unauthorized access, tracking, and monitoring of their internet activities. It acts as a powerful shield, blocking IP addresses associated with various entities, such as government agencies, intelligence agencies, criminals, and unfair providers.
We believe that the right to privacy is fundamental, and ipfiltering serves as an effective defense against unwanted surveillance. It provides users with peace of mind, knowing that their online activities are protected and their data remains private.
While news about government surveillance and data monitoring may not be new to us, the importance of ipfiltering remains as relevant as ever. It is a constant reminder of the ongoing need to stay vigilant in safeguarding our online privacy and security.
Links and Information History
The NSA was spying on some P2P file-sharers back in 2005, even though most of the traffic was of “dubious value”https://t.co/oj6DqZYgOt
— EFF (@EFF) September 17, 2017
-ipfilterX Tools on Sourceforge – Open Source .
News Report on GOV Agencies and Orgs Spying Net users :
Websites that reviewed ipfilterX
-How do you describe your project in your own words?
-My project is intended to be a project that keeps out an large scale enemies and potential threats of net users , not only for filesharers . It’s a project started more than 10 years ago when there were not VPN Services as now . It’s a privacy shield for excellence , it has its rights and must be considered highly on equal classification when whoever talks about privacy because it’s what we do , we protect users from many menaces .
[Extracted from School Of Privacy.EU Interview]
[Drew_Wilson] Kind of goes into my next question. Many users who use blocklists may think that BlueTack is the only blocklist that is really needed. What makes your blocklist different from blocklists from Bluetack? Additionally, one of the major criticisms about blocklists is the potential for a high number of false positives. How is Nexus23 able to overcome this issue?
[KarlX] Banning more than 1 billion of IPs isn’t useful to P2P networks, Considering, or better pretending that there are 1 billion of machines connected to Internet that are monitoring filesharers. We have to cut down that number as much as we can because banning innocent users is nothing other than removing sources in the network. we move in the direction to push the ipfilter to reach “state of the art”. We are also motivated by what we saw, ipfilter that banned town-city halls that dont even own broadband connections. 3mb or 5mb big ipfilters, ipfilters that claim to be only against antip2p instead they ban city hall ranges, that’s ridiculous. It’s like cutting yourself out of the Internet. ‘Paranoid’ is a good setting but you have to consider the false positives caused by all those ipfilters. A point comes when you lose more from the ipfilter than you earn.
[Extracted from ZEROPAID.COM Interview]