26 years strong! Happy Anniversary! Happy #DebianDay!
Debian celebrates 26 years!

The year is 2419, and my navigator absolutely insists on doing the plotting for all our hyperspace jumps from within emacs.

Synapse 1.3.0 released

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# #matrix
Do you know why stretch backports is such an old version. I was forced to upgrade to buster backports :P
stretch-backports is based on buster, so it won't contain anything newer than what's in buster. And buster has 0.99.2 because that was the version that was available when buster froze. There is stretch-backports-sloppy, which (AIUI) can be updated with what's currently in testing, but I don't know if andrewsh (or anyone else) has plans do upload synapse there. It may be best to ask in Alternatively, use the packages from ;)

Official Matrix Merch Now Available

That hoodie is awesome btw, love it <3

#matrix #swag

An official report for the Dutch government concluded:

“(Microsoft Office) systematically collects data on a large scale ... covertly, without informing people. … Microsoft does not offer any choice with regard to the amount of data, or possibility to switch off the collection.”

Don't use Microsoft Office, use LibreOffice instead 👍

It's free, open and you can get it here:

You can follow them on here:


#MicrosoftOffice #Alternatives #LibreOffice

Revealed: Microsoft contractors are listening to some Skype calls. Yet another daily violation of your privacy!

If you use Firefox or Chrome, we developed an easy way you can help people bypass censorship.

Our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network.

Today is National Whistleblower Day in the US.

We're proud the Tor network is the backbone of other tools like SecureDrop, GlobaLeaks, & Méxicoleaks that allow whistleblowers to communicate with less risk. #OnionizeTheWeb

matrix-js-bot-sdk Room Admin Features | Matrix

#matrix #javascript #sdk

Not all end-to-end encrypted messaging is completely private.

One good way to ensure that you can trust your end-to-end encryption is to use an open protocol that allows you to use whatever client you want, which means that the system isn't controlled by just one entity.
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Plasma reaches amazing places! Take the Large Hadron Collider's smaller sibling: the ALBA synchrotron.

Sergi Blanch-Torné, Controls Software Engineer, explains how ALBA provides insight into biology, nanotechnology, and more using KDE's software:

Two long-awaited features are now available in

PSA: Free Speech doesn't mean everyone has to give you a platform. Moderating content isn't #censorship. The current discussion around #FDroid and gab has nothing to do with free speech at all.

If you want to distribute an app that no one else wants to host make your own repo.
If you have an opinion that isn't welcome anywhere else make your own blog.
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Personal Hosted Homeservers

FINALLY small hosted homeserver #Matrix offering from #Modular! \o/ Perfect for small teams or friends/family, with the option of growing to larger plans or of course migrating data out to a self hosted solution later.

#Matrix is a resilient communication protocol perfect for chatting and team collaboration. The closest proprietary alternative is #Slack. If your team needs a much cheaper, #opensource team tool based on an open communication protocol without vendor lock-in, I highly recommend you try the offering from Modular. With a few clicks you'll have your own personal homeserver running, optionally on your own domain name.

The offering includes a free 30 day trial!

I'm on Matrix btw.

Personal (5-user) hosted #Matrix homeservers are finally available.
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service has been great! Well worth the $10 if matrix is your thing.

We published a statement on our stance on neutrality of free software (and why we won't stay neutral in this case):

NEWS: A New Stable Version of FreedomBox

We are pleased to announce that a new stable version of the #FreedomBox software system has been released! 🎉 🎉 🎉

The new stable version of FreedomBox is a big improvement over the previous stable version. It features a redesigned user interface, many more applications and features, and a streamlined user experience.

Please download and test it out!

Details here:

Plasma 5 is five 🎉! In these five years, hundreds of people have contributed their time and knowledge to make the Plasma desktop what it is today. Happy birthday, Plasma 🎂!

Well done, Tim.
(for reference, the source for Tim's bot is at
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