Negotiations in Yemen break down amid claims of a proxy war – Middle East Eye

Negotiations between Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government are “frozen”, according to a statement from the Houthi spokesperson on Monday morning.

The Ansarullah movement, composed mostly of rebels from the Houthi tribe, has been organising protests and encampments in the capital Sana’a for almost a month, calling publicly for the dissolution of the current government and the return of fuel subsidies.

Houthi spokesperson Mohammed Abdel Salaam told Yemeni daily al-Oulaye that, though President Mansour had signed off on a draft agreement between the two sides, talks have now broken down.

In his statement, he condemned the “intervention” of UN Special Adviser on Yemen Jamal Benomar, who has been mediating the talks, and the G10.

A group of G10 ambassadors, including representatives from the UK, the US, France and Japan, warned in a press release issued on Saturday that the Houthis were responsible for “the deterioration of the security situation in Sana’a.”

On Sunday, the Houthis said that the statement had returned negotiations to “square one”, and by Monday their spokesperson accused the G10 ambassadors of attempting to give the talks “an international dimension based on the Gulf Initiative and the UN Security Council.”

The UN Security Council accused Houthis in late August of attempting to “undermine the country’s political transition.”

Benomar, who is now leading negotiations between Houthis and the government, said at the time that the council wanted to send a “strong message” to the Houthis.

‘Battle-ground in the conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia’

In a further sign that negotiations have broken down, an official from the government’s negotiating team told al-Jazeera that the rebels have “other demands” that they are not announcing publicly.

Accusing the Houthis of attempting to establish control of the country “by force”, Abdel Aziz Jabari also alleged that Iran is playing a role in backing the supporters of the Ansarullah movement, most of whom are Shiites from the minority Zaidi sect.

He called on Saudi Arabia to intervene and prevent the fall of the Yemeni state.

“Unfortunately, Yemen has become a battle-ground in the conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia. We are paying the price for this struggle.”

Saleh turns against Houthis

In a blow for the Houthis, former President of Yemen Abdullah Saleh publicly criticised the movement for the first time.

“Sana’a is a capital for all Yemenis…don’t block the streets and set up encampments on the roads.

“Resorting to violence and terrorism will not bring safety and stability to this country.”

Saleh, who stepped aside as president in 2011 after months of popular protest, has frequently been accused of supporting the Houthis, reports Arabic news site al-Arabiya.

Deteriorating situation outside the capital

Three quarters of the schools in al-Jawf province, just north-east of the Sana’a governorate, are closed due to an ongoing war between Houthi rebels and tribesmen fighting alongside the government.

Yemen’s education ministry in the province said on Monday that education throughout the province is “virtually paralysed”, and that large numbers of people, including teachers, have fled the ongoing war.

A presidential commission arrived in the province on Monday to investigate a bombing by government forces that killed a civilian and injured seven others in al-Jawf on Sunday.

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Brekeke Adds WebSocket Support to Their SIP Proxy Server – Consumer Electronics Net

WebSocket Support Allows Providers to Offer Real-Time Communication on Web Browsers Using WebRTC

September 10, 2014 –

SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwired – September 10, 2014) – Brekeke Software, developer of SIP software, has announced the support of WebSocket on their new version (v3.4) of BrekekeSIP Server. With WebSocket support, service providers using Brekeke SIPServer can offer their customers real-time voice, video and datacommunication via web browser, without installing any plug-ins or applications.

TheWebSocket protocol allows bidirectional connections that enable web browsers andservers to have real-time exchanges of live communications through eithervoice, video or data. By using WebRTC on SIP over WebSocket, website ownerscan offer real-time communication services on their sites. For live WebRTCcommunications, Brekeke SIP Server manages the registrations sent from SIP WebSocket clients runningon web browsers, handling their call requests as a proxy. This allowsvisitors to the website to make calls using the SIP WebSocket client throughBrekeke SIP Server.

“SIPover WebSocket is becoming one of the major signaling protocol choices forWebRTC. This is especially true when the real-time communication that thewebsite is offering will be connected to an existing telephony system,” saidShinichi Mitsumata, Brekeke’s CTO. “As one of the benefits of using WebRTCwith SIP over WebSocket, integration of real-time communications from websitesto call centers will be achieved instantly. Previously, this type ofintegration required some sort of input from the consumer — either a telephonenumber or the installation of a third-party program. By removing such hazardsfrom the communication process, businesses should expect more inquiries tocome in. This upgrade with WebSocket support means that we are at the starting pointof such integration,” added Mitsumata.

To meetrecent increased demand for building securer communications, Brekeke hasalso added WebSocket over TLS (WSS) support to this new version. Moreover, withBrekeke SIP Server Advanced Edition, TLS is available to provide additionalsecurity for real-time communication using SIP over WebSocket. For moreinformation about Brekeke SIP Server Advanced Edition, please visit http://www.brekeke.com/sip/advanced.php.

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BrekekeSoftware plans to add WebRTC support in the next update of Brekeke PBX, whichis scheduled to be released later this year. With this support, visitors to awebsite with the SIP WebSocket client will be able to utilize IP-PBX callfeatures, such as call conferencing, call recording, etc. Furthermore, thewebsite owner will be able to allow calls from their site to connect topublic telephone lines or existing telephony systems, such as an officetelephone system or a customer call center, depending on their preference andusage.

AboutBrekeke SIP Server
Brekeke SIP Server provides a SIP-based communication platform for a widevariety of professional services and communications. This product offers IPv4/IPv6support, SIPover TCP/TLS/UDP/WebSocketsupport, security features to prevent malicious intrusion to the system, originalNAT traversal functionality and a number of flexible call control functions. Our carrier-class version (Advanced Edition) provides even more security measureswith its TLS support, the redundancy feature for high-service availability, increasedperformance for handling a large number of calls and media streams, andmultiple-domain hosting to serve many customers in a single environment. Formore information on Brekeke SIP Server, please visit: http://www.brekeke.com/sip/.

AboutBrekeke Software
Brekeke Software, Inc., is an industry-leading developer of SIP (SessionInitiation Protocol) software products for IP (Internet Protocol) network communications. With a variety of standards-based SIP software, Brekeke products provide a highlyscalable and reliable voice and data communication platform for telephonycarriers, service providers and enterprises. Founded in 2002, Brekeke isheadquartered in San Mateo, California. For more information, please visit http://www.brekeke.com.

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HOA: Proxy form, majority member votes – U-T San Diego

Q. Can you recommend a source for a proxy form that is valid under California law for an HOA board of directors recall election, and if successful, for the election of new board members.

–D.Q., Santee

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A. There is no official form for a proxy. Under Civil Code 5130, only a member can hold another member’s proxy, and the proxy must state the intention to grant voting rights to another member of the association. A proxy can be written on a scrap of paper, and still be valid.

A proxy to be used on a recall vote must state that purpose, under Corporations Code 7613(g).

Proxies, due to the very minimal requirements, are often abused, and Inspectors of Election have few validation tools short of calling each proxy giver to confirm the validity of each one. With the 30 day advance written ballot process, proxies are unnecessary – members can vote for themselves. I routinely recommend associations amend their bylaws to ban proxies except for the purpose of attaining quorum. This eliminates one of the most common election fraud issues – proxy abuse. Until the Legislature moves to either ban proxies or increase their authenticity requirements, proxies in associations are, in a word, trouble.

Q. I am on the board of a small HOA — there are only 12 units. I know that a super majority is no longer needed to pass a special assessment. I also understand that you can accomplish this either by mail-in ballot or at a meeting called for that purpose. My question: If a majority of homeowners (in our case 7) attend such a meeting, can the special assessment be passed if 4 of those 7 attendees vote yes — or do all 7 (the majority of homeowners) have to vote yes in order for it to pass?

–D.S., Costa Mesa

A. Not having the opportunity to review your governing documents, I am assuming that they do not specifically answer this question. Under Civil Code 5605(b), a special assessment in a total amount of more than 5 percent of the HOA’s annual budgeted total expenses requires approval by a vote of a majority of a quorum of the members. Section (c) of the same section defines “quorum” as more than 50 percent of the members, so at least 7 of your 12 members would need to be voting upon the assessment issue.

What if 2 members abstained, 3 voted yes and 2 voted no? Civil Code 4070 answers this question, by requiring that if a “majority of a quorum” is required, the votes in favor must constitute a majority of the required quorum, not just a majority of those voting. So, to pass an assessment, 4 “yes” votes are required of the minimum 7 members participating.

If the assessment is approved, Civil Code 5615 requires 30 days individual notification to each member (not a bulletin board posting) before the assessment is due.

Kelly G. Richardson CCAL is Managing Partner of Richardson Harman Ober PC, a law firm known for community association advice. Send questions to KRichardson@RHOpc.com. Past columns at www.HOAHomefront.com. All rights reserved®.

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Pirate Bay proxy blocked in continued efforts to tackle copyright infringement – musicweek.com

Fresh efforts from copyright holders to tackle piracy have resulted in the blocking of several major proxy routes to pirate sites, including the Pirate Bay’s PirateProxy.

The site is the UK’s 125th most-visited and action against it is a result of a High Court order served to ISPs.

PirateProxy offers a Pirate Bay block workaround and users trying to access the site reportedly receive a ‘domain blocked’ message.

Others receiving the same action include Come.in that gives access to KickassTorrents, ExtraTorrent, YTS/YIFY, TorrentReactor, BitSnoop and 1337x.

A BPI spokesperson commented, “Those who choose to run proxies are exposing themselves to legal action. ISPs are required to block proxies whose sole or predominant purpose is to give access to illegal websites already blocked by High Court Orders.”

Source: TorrentFreak

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Proxy fight hangs in balance – Albany Times Union

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The counting of a final outstanding election district Wednesday did not appear to sway the results of Tuesday’s judicial delegate races, in which unofficial results suggest an insurgent slate appeared to have captured 17 of 30 seats from the Albany County Democratic Committee.

But the final results of the hotly contested proxy battle for the party’s nod for a state Supreme Court judgeship in the 3rd Judicial District won’t be known until hundreds of absentee ballots are tallied next week.

Republican Albany County Elections Commissioner Rachel Bledi said that process will begin at 9 a.m. next Wednesday.

Delegates loyal to Albany County Family Court Judge Margaret “Peggy” Walsh appeared to have won five of nine seats in the 108th Assembly District, 10 of 13 in the 109th Assembly District and two of eight in the 110th Assembly District, according to unofficial results.

The fate of one those victories, however, remained in question Wednesday. One of the apparently victorious Walsh delegates in the 110th Assembly District, Susan Donsbach, is not actually an enrolled member of the Democratic Party.

Donsbach is not an enrolled member of any party, Bledi said. Given that the election is already over, Democratic Elections Commissioner Matthew Clyne, who is also county Democratic Party chairman, said he was not aware of any provision that would prevent Donsbach from being seated at the convention.

There could be as many as 305 absentee ballots for 110th Assembly District races, 997 in the 109th Assembly District and 649 in the 108th Assembly District, which spans both Albany and Rensselaer counties. In reality, however, not all of those ballots are likely to be returned or postmarked in time to be counted.

Walsh allies formed the rival slates after the Democratic Party opted to endorse County Legislator Justin Corcoran for Supreme Court instead.

If Tuesday’s results hold up, Walsh will only have the publicly declared support of about a quarter of the roughly 70 Democratic delegates from across that seven-county judicial district who are scheduled to convene in Albany next Friday.

Those delegates will vote to determine who gets the party’s nomination to run for a seat on the state trial bench in the heavily Democratic district in November.

Wresting the nomination from Corcoran would require convincing delegations from other counties to break with Albany County’s party leadership and vote for Walsh instead.

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Brekeke Adds WebSocket Support to Their SIP Proxy Server – EIN News (press release)

WebSocket Support Allows Providers to Offer Real-Time Communication on Web Browsers Using WebRTC

SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwired – September 10, 2014) – Brekeke Software, developer of SIP software, has announced the support of WebSocket on their new version (v3.4) of Brekeke SIP Server. With WebSocket support, service providers using Brekeke SIP Server can offer their customers real-time voice, video and data communication via web browser, without installing any plug-ins or applications.

The WebSocket protocol allows bidirectional connections that enable web browsers and servers to have real-time exchanges of live communications through either voice, video or data. By using WebRTC on SIP over WebSocket, website owners can offer real-time communication services on their sites. For live WebRTC communications, Brekeke SIP Server manages the registrations sent from SIP WebSocket clients running on web browsers, handling their call requests as a proxy. This allows visitors to the website to make calls using the SIP WebSocket client through Brekeke SIP Server.

“SIP over WebSocket is becoming one of the major signaling protocol choices for WebRTC. This is especially true when the real-time communication that the website is offering will be connected to an existing telephony system,” said Shinichi Mitsumata, Brekeke’s CTO. “As one of the benefits of using WebRTC with SIP over WebSocket, integration of real-time communications from websites to call centers will be achieved instantly. Previously, this type of integration required some sort of input from the consumer — either a telephone number or the installation of a third-party program. By removing such hazards from the communication process, businesses should expect more inquiries to come in. This upgrade with WebSocket support means that we are at the starting point of such integration,” added Mitsumata.

To meet recent increased demand for building securer communications, Brekeke has also added WebSocket over TLS (WSS) support to this new version. Moreover, with Brekeke SIP Server Advanced Edition, TLS is available to provide additional security for real-time communication using SIP over WebSocket. For more information about Brekeke SIP Server Advanced Edition, please visit http://www.brekeke.com/sip/advanced.php.

Brekeke Software plans to add WebRTC support in the next update of Brekeke PBX, which is scheduled to be released later this year. With this support, visitors to a website with the SIP WebSocket client will be able to utilize IP-PBX call features, such as call conferencing, call recording, etc. Furthermore, the website owner will be able to allow calls from their site to connect to public telephone lines or existing telephony systems, such as an office telephone system or a customer call center, depending on their preference and usage.

About Brekeke SIP Server
Brekeke SIP Server provides a SIP-based communication platform for a wide variety of professional services and communications. This product offers IPv4/IPv6 support, SIP over TCP/TLS/UDP/WebSocket support, security features to prevent malicious intrusion to the system, original NAT traversal functionality and a number of flexible call control functions. Our carrier-class version (Advanced Edition) provides even more security measures with its TLS support, the redundancy feature for high-service availability, increased performance for handling a large number of calls and media streams, and multiple-domain hosting to serve many customers in a single environment. For more information on Brekeke SIP Server, please visit: http://www.brekeke.com/sip/.

About Brekeke Software
Brekeke Software, Inc., is an industry-leading developer of SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) software products for IP (Internet Protocol) network communications. With a variety of standards-based SIP software, Brekeke products provide a highly scalable and reliable voice and data communication platform for telephony carriers, service providers and enterprises. Founded in 2002, Brekeke is headquartered in San Mateo, California. For more information, please visit http://www.brekeke.com.

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Tomoko Shimizu
+1 (650) 401-6636
Email contact 

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Brekeke Adds WebSocket Support to Their SIP Proxy Server – IT Business Net

WebSocket Support Allows Providers to Offer Real-Time Communication on Web Browsers Using WebRTC

September 10, 2014 –

SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwired – September 10, 2014) – Brekeke Software, developer of SIP software, has announced the support of WebSocket on their new version (v3.4) of BrekekeSIP Server. With WebSocket support, service providers using Brekeke SIPServer can offer their customers real-time voice, video and datacommunication via web browser, without installing any plug-ins or applications.

TheWebSocket protocol allows bidirectional connections that enable web browsers andservers to have real-time exchanges of live communications through eithervoice, video or data. By using WebRTC on SIP over WebSocket, website ownerscan offer real-time communication services on their sites. For live WebRTCcommunications, Brekeke SIP Server manages the registrations sent from SIP WebSocket clients runningon web browsers, handling their call requests as a proxy. This allowsvisitors to the website to make calls using the SIP WebSocket client throughBrekeke SIP Server.

“SIPover WebSocket is becoming one of the major signaling protocol choices forWebRTC. This is especially true when the real-time communication that thewebsite is offering will be connected to an existing telephony system,” saidShinichi Mitsumata, Brekeke’s CTO. “As one of the benefits of using WebRTCwith SIP over WebSocket, integration of real-time communications from websitesto call centers will be achieved instantly. Previously, this type ofintegration required some sort of input from the consumer — either a telephonenumber or the installation of a third-party program. By removing such hazardsfrom the communication process, businesses should expect more inquiries tocome in. This upgrade with WebSocket support means that we are at the starting pointof such integration,” added Mitsumata.

To meetrecent increased demand for building securer communications, Brekeke hasalso added WebSocket over TLS (WSS) support to this new version. Moreover, withBrekeke SIP Server Advanced Edition, TLS is available to provide additionalsecurity for real-time communication using SIP over WebSocket. For moreinformation about Brekeke SIP Server Advanced Edition, please visit http://www.brekeke.com/sip/advanced.php.

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BrekekeSoftware plans to add WebRTC support in the next update of Brekeke PBX, whichis scheduled to be released later this year. With this support, visitors to awebsite with the SIP WebSocket client will be able to utilize IP-PBX callfeatures, such as call conferencing, call recording, etc. Furthermore, thewebsite owner will be able to allow calls from their site to connect topublic telephone lines or existing telephony systems, such as an officetelephone system or a customer call center, depending on their preference andusage.

AboutBrekeke SIP Server
Brekeke SIP Server provides a SIP-based communication platform for a widevariety of professional services and communications. This product offers IPv4/IPv6support, SIPover TCP/TLS/UDP/WebSocketsupport, security features to prevent malicious intrusion to the system, originalNAT traversal functionality and a number of flexible call control functions. Our carrier-class version (Advanced Edition) provides even more security measureswith its TLS support, the redundancy feature for high-service availability, increasedperformance for handling a large number of calls and media streams, andmultiple-domain hosting to serve many customers in a single environment. Formore information on Brekeke SIP Server, please visit: http://www.brekeke.com/sip/.

AboutBrekeke Software
Brekeke Software, Inc., is an industry-leading developer of SIP (SessionInitiation Protocol) software products for IP (Internet Protocol) network communications. With a variety of standards-based SIP software, Brekeke products provide a highlyscalable and reliable voice and data communication platform for telephonycarriers, service providers and enterprises. Founded in 2002, Brekeke isheadquartered in San Mateo, California. For more information, please visit http://www.brekeke.com.

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Tomoko Shimizu
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Email contact

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Largest Pirate Bay Proxy & More Blocked By UK ISPs – TorrentFreak

After years of legal action, arrests, and placing people like Gottfrid Svartholm and Peter Sunde behind bars, it became clear to copyright holders that trying to directly shutdown The Pirate Bay would not be easy.

Instead they decided to target ISPs, companies that are responsive to legal threats in most corners of the world. In time, court orders rendered The Pirate Bay and similar sites blocked, but not for long. Proxy sites enabling access to the world’s largest torrent indexes soon began to thrive, but their time would also come.

The biggest proxy battle anywhere on the planet is taking place in the UK, a country where it’s become almost a formality to have sites blocked at the ISP level. Today we can report that yet another silent round of blockades are being put in place.

One of the main targets is PirateProxy, an extremely popular proxy service that’s particularly well known in the UK. The site was previously accessible at PirateProxy.net but moved to a new domain earlier in the year after its domain was blocked.

PirateProxy.net

The site switched to PirateProxy.in during April and successfully maintained its traffic. As can be seen from the Alexa chart below, PirateProxy is the 125th most popular domain in the entire country, an impressive feat for a site that offers nothing but a Pirate Bay block workaround.

PirateProxyin

Notable too is the site’s placing in Ireland, where The Pirate Bay is also blocked by ISPs. As of this morning PirateProxy was the country’s 131st most-popular domain.

However, visitors to the site through the major UK ISPs are now beginning to see the familiar “domain blocked” message. The example from Virgin Media, which confirms the existence of a court order, is shown below.

VirginBlock

Also under attack are the various proxy services available through Come.in, a portal which facilitates access to a wide range of torrent and other similar sites blocked by numerous European ISPs.

In addition to sundry others, at the moment the site’s PirateBay, KickassTorrents, ExtraTorrent, YTS/YIFY, TorrentReactor, BitSnoop and 1337x proxies are being subjected to UK blockades.

This is the second time this year that multiple Come.in proxies have been targeted by rightsholders. Back in June its EZTV and YTS proxies were blocked in the UK but were re-established by the site’s operators who vowed to keep putting up new services to maintain service.

cityoflondonpoliceWhile blocking proxies continues to be a key weapon of choice, proxies with UK-based operators have greater concerns. As reported in August, City of London police’s PIPCU unit arrested the operator of Immunicity and several other proxies.

According to a police response to a Freedom of Information request obtained by TorrentFreak, he now stands accused of a wide range of crimes including breaches of the Serious Crime Act 2007, Possession of Articles for Use in Fraud, Making or Supplying Articles for use in Frauds and money laundering.

While plenty of proxies still exist (including several which rotate at the bottom of The Pirate Bay homepage under ‘proxy’), others aren’t doing so well.

Visitors to sites including TorrentProxies, Torrenticity, FenopyReverse, FirstRowProxy, GetPirate, H33tUnblock, KatProxy, LivePirate, Metricity, ProxyCentral, KickassUnblock and YifyProxy are greeted with a message from PIPCU that the domains are under police investigation.

Finally, and despite efforts by the BBC to have all VPN users labeled as pirates, use of such services to evade blockades and enable geo-unblocking continues.

The BPI, PirateProxy and Come.in were not immediately available for comments but we’ll update this report when they arrive.

Update: The operator of PirateProxy informs us that a new domain is up and operational at PirateProxy.bz

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Brekeke Adds WebSocket Support to Their SIP Proxy Server – Marketwired (press release)

SOURCE: Brekeke Software, Inc.

Brekeke Software, Inc.

WebSocket Support Allows Providers to Offer Real-Time Communication on Web Browsers Using WebRTC

SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwired – September 10, 2014) - Brekeke Software, developer of SIP software, has announced the support of WebSocket on their new version (v3.4) of Brekeke SIP Server. With WebSocket support, service providers using Brekeke SIP Server can offer their customers real-time voice, video and data communication via web browser, without installing any plug-ins or applications.

The WebSocket protocol allows bidirectional connections that enable web browsers and servers to have real-time exchanges of live communications through either voice, video or data. By using WebRTC on SIP over WebSocket, website owners can offer real-time communication services on their sites. For live WebRTC communications, Brekeke SIP Server manages the registrations sent from SIP WebSocket clients running on web browsers, handling their call requests as a proxy. This allows visitors to the website to make calls using the SIP WebSocket client through Brekeke SIP Server.

“SIP over WebSocket is becoming one of the major signaling protocol choices for WebRTC. This is especially true when the real-time communication that the website is offering will be connected to an existing telephony system,” said Shinichi Mitsumata, Brekeke’s CTO. “As one of the benefits of using WebRTC with SIP over WebSocket, integration of real-time communications from websites to call centers will be achieved instantly. Previously, this type of integration required some sort of input from the consumer — either a telephone number or the installation of a third-party program. By removing such hazards from the communication process, businesses should expect more inquiries to come in. This upgrade with WebSocket support means that we are at the starting point of such integration,” added Mitsumata.

To meet recent increased demand for building securer communications, Brekeke has also added WebSocket over TLS (WSS) support to this new version. Moreover, with Brekeke SIP Server Advanced Edition, TLS is available to provide additional security for real-time communication using SIP over WebSocket. For more information about Brekeke SIP Server Advanced Edition, please visit http://www.brekeke.com/sip/advanced.php.

Brekeke Software plans to add WebRTC support in the next update of Brekeke PBX, which is scheduled to be released later this year. With this support, visitors to a website with the SIP WebSocket client will be able to utilize IP-PBX call features, such as call conferencing, call recording, etc. Furthermore, the website owner will be able to allow calls from their site to connect to public telephone lines or existing telephony systems, such as an office telephone system or a customer call center, depending on their preference and usage.

About Brekeke SIP Server
Brekeke SIP Server provides a SIP-based communication platform for a wide variety of professional services and communications. This product offers IPv4/IPv6 support, SIP over TCP/TLS/UDP/WebSocket support, security features to prevent malicious intrusion to the system, original NAT traversal functionality and a number of flexible call control functions. Our carrier-class version (Advanced Edition) provides even more security measures with its TLS support, the redundancy feature for high-service availability, increased performance for handling a large number of calls and media streams, and multiple-domain hosting to serve many customers in a single environment. For more information on Brekeke SIP Server, please visit: http://www.brekeke.com/sip/.

About Brekeke Software
Brekeke Software, Inc., is an industry-leading developer of SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) software products for IP (Internet Protocol) network communications. With a variety of standards-based SIP software, Brekeke products provide a highly scalable and reliable voice and data communication platform for telephony carriers, service providers and enterprises. Founded in 2002, Brekeke is headquartered in San Mateo, California. For more information, please visit http://www.brekeke.com.

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What Happens When You Don't Want Your Kid?: 'Proxy' – PopMatters

“Proxy” is the Most Narratively Ambitious Thriller in Years

Ambitious narrative gambits such as the ones Zack Parker’s Proxy routinely employs up until about the halfway mark are difficult to sustain. Everyone wants to buck screenwriting conventions in their thriller and achieve a truly unpredictable plot, but what to put in their place? Proxy arrives at a conclusion that’s less than the sum of its impressive parts, but perhaps because the script by Parker and co-writer Kevin Donner unfolds in such a cannily elusive manner, the eventual destination hardly detracts from the enjoyment.

What Parker is interested in relies not only on the script, but also on the remote performance of his lead, Alexia Rasmussen. She plays an expecting mother who loses her child in an inciting incident that is startling in its prolonged brutality, announcing from the outset that the film will not be adhering to boundaries of either writerly convention or simple good taste. Rasmussen’s Esther seems to react slowly to the trauma of her miscarriage, maybe a common experience, yet the opening shots signal something askew in her state of mind. Listening to her OB/GYN narrate an ultrasound, Esther’s thoughts are elsewhere; Parker frames her straight upward gaze and the blue-white-flecked field of her vision through the skylight in a sequence of flat shot-reverse-shots.

Proxy is a story of aberrant mental conditions and women who do not react as expected to life events. If the motivations of its characters are obscured from scene to scene for the purpose of preserving suspense, the whole plot seems driven by a central idea held over from Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk About Kevin: the notion that a mother may not form any attachment to her child. Parker’s take on the idea is less to tell another story of the bad seed and more of what the disenchanted parent might realize about her own wants and desires in the wake of losing a child—or perhaps bearing an unwanted one.

If the subdued and artificial mannerisms of Rasmussen and the supporting cast don’t signal to viewers from the outset that Parker has little interest in analyzing actual human behavior, subsequent scenes where Esther visits a support group for grieving mothers should as well. So often, when an opportunity for screenwriters to take jabs at self-help culture or the religious roots of such groups , Proxy quickly does away with the group to focus in on the emerging relationship between Esther and Melanie (Alexa Havins), an attractive, put-together blonde who seems a little more in touch with her feelings about her child’s abduction, and sensitive to Esther’s need for individual attention.

What follows is disorienting, not just because of the turns of the plot, but because Esther’s silent, watchful demeanor and the script’s disregard for the usual solutions like a voiceover, internal monologue, or explanatory conversations with a secondary character leave viewers to both puzzle through events at the same time as Esther, and try to parse her thought process as well. How revealing this film is about the thriller genre that all it takes is a silent, isolated protagonist and dutifully narrow focus to give the whole affair an alien atmosphere, unlike any genre film this side of Brian De Palma’s work.

Disappointingly, Rasmussen’s energizingly distant take on her character isn’t allowed to sustain the film on its own, eventually making room for Joe Swanberg’s Patrick, an emotional casualty of the conflict between the film’s mothers. Swanberg has given the occasional what-the-doctor-ordered performance in comic roles (cf. his supporting turn in You’re Next), but stacks up miserably against these women as a dramatic actor. Parker deserves applause for not surrendering completely to black comedy as Swanberg fumbles through a nightmarish scenario, but this alternative seems hardly preferable.

It’s very hard to talk about Proxy without talking about how hard it is to talk about Proxy, so a note on spoilers: Every few months it seems that an internet outlet or prominent critic who supposedly ought to know better finds themselves awash in lewd comments or subtweets as a consequence of revealing one too many plot details in their review of a major film, usually a Marvel release or other placeholding blockbuster. Most often those barking up the spoiler tree seem convinced that they now know too much to enjoy the film, whether they brought it on themselves by reading reviews or not, and the critic should be taken out behind the shed where all last year’s clickbait controversies are stored.

Since the thrills of Proxy primarily stem from its unique approach to plot and to rationing out exposition, this review has taken care to preserve the experience of watching the film and only knowing what Parker and Donner want you to know at the pace they want you to know it. But what gets left out of discussions about spoilers—either because the priorities of mainstream film culture have gotten so off-track or because plot is still the first and last word of most reviews—is whether one can be equally deprived of enjoyment about images, camera movements, or the sensation of seeing a brilliant composition sharpen in clarity as the direction holds for one beat, then another, and another, and all the while the image takes its hold on you. These are the sorts of pleasures that Proxy provides with an uncommon generosity; the sort that makes one feel spoiled.

Proxy’s home release, courtesy of IFC Midnight, contains a swath of behind-the-scenes featurettes and interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom seem equally eager to discuss the project and confounded about where to start.

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