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FluffyChat 0.23.0 is out now with password recovery options and a lot of minor fixes and UX improvements. Now also available on Flathub!! 🙂 Learn more at: https://fluffychat.im
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There is a new feature in NeoChat, the # @matrix client. Now you can directly reply or add reactions to a message from a menu that appears on hover. #
Screenshot of Neochat showing 2 buttons on hovering over a message.

Any # developers interested in taking up this challenge?

Build # 1.x with # 7.x

Yarn 2.x already moved to babel 7.x but there is no stable release for yarn 2.x and it is completely different from yarn 1.x.

This will help us ship yarn in # (we already moved everything else to babel 7.x but could not port this yet) for next stable release bullseye.

It would be useful to nodejs developers to make initial installation of yarn easy.

According to the FTC, Zoom lied to users about end-to-end encryption for years. This is one of the obvious perils of nonfree software: you can't verify that the software isn't abusing you, you just have to take their word. https://u.fsf.org/371
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Proprietary software is the perfect foil for various computer crimes.

Let's give a shoutout to the ftp-master team for crushing it on the NEW queue https://ftp-master.debian.org/stat.html

I'll be giving a talk on end-to-end encyrption at today's Open Tech Will Save Us virtual meetup. The meetup starts in just over 3 hours from now, at 1 PM EST.

Did we mention backdoors are a terrible idea?

RT @TheRegister@twitter.com

NSA: We've learned our lesson after foreign spies used one of our crypto backdoors – but we can't say how exactly https://reg.cx/3nnW

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/TheRegister/status/1321599451870486528

The EU Council is pushing for encryption backdoors to messenger apps such as WhatsApp and Signal to fight terrorism (German article): https://fm4.orf.at/stories/3008930/

Despite the fact that errors of investigation in Austrian authorities had made the attack possible in the first place and not a lack of digital surveillance powers. Politicians must start to understand that more surveillance will not lead to more security. That's why we fight any attempt for an encryption backdoor: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-backdoor-is-a-security-risk/
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Open Tech Will Save Us #8 will take place on Wednesday! Hear from @Info_Activism@twitter.com on misinformation, CHATONS (initiated by Framasoft), and our own uhoreg on the state of # in Matrix (it's pretty good!) https://matrix.org/open-tech-will-save-us/

I'll be giving an introductory talk on end-to-end encryption at the next Open Tech Will Save Us meetup on Wednesday at 1:00pm EST.


RT @lawik@twitter.com

This is very interesting to me. Very curious about Matrix and would love to see this move into making a server. # # # https://simplabs.com/blog/2020/11/02/bringing-matrix-to-elixir/

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/lawik/status/1324223396427816960

Thanks to @debian 's €10,000 donation (and not ,000 as announced a few hours ago), we've just reached the 4th step of our PeerTube fundraising. Many thanks to all those who donated. And it's not too late to contribute : https://joinpeertube.org/roadmap
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Thanks to @debian for their ,000 contribution to the # to # v3! <3<3<3
https://bits.debian.org/2020/10/debian-donation-peertube.html

With this great recognition from the Debian Project, the €60,000 to fund live in PeerTube are almost reached. To contribute: https://joinpeertube.org/roadmap/
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Last Sunday the UK/US/CA/AU/NZ/IN/JP govts issued a statement asking tech companies to add backdoors into E2E encryption. This is a big deal: unfortunately *backdoors do not work*. Read about our alternative: combating abuse via decentralised reputation.🔒 https://matrix.org/blog/2020/10/19/combating-abuse-in-matrix-without-backdoors

After a rather twisty journey we are overexcited to declare that Dendrite (the next-gen Golang homeserver from the core Matrix team) has officially entered beta!! 🎉 Don't trust it with your data yet, but please spin up an instance & help us hunt the bugs! https://matrix.org/blog/2020/10/08/dendrite-is-entering-beta

Coffee reshared this.

It seems to me that anyone who gets too many of their PRs marked as "invalid" or "spam" should be automatically disqualified from Hacktoberfest.

BIG NEWS: Huge welcome to @gitchat@twitter.com, who are entering Matrix!! Gitter is moving from @gitlab@twitter.com to @element_hq@twitter.com & building the ultimate Matrix bridge, showcasing how a large chat app can natively talk Matrix, while bringing Gitter goodness to Element! 🚀🌉🎉 https://matrix.org/blog/2020/09/30/welcoming-gitter-to-matrix


I make three appearances in the latest "This Week in @Matrix.org ": in the demos video, for Polyjuice Client (my Matrix client library for # ), and for Igor (my Matrix bot framework for # )
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Congrats, its community people like you who help us live the free software dream.

I've made a new release of Polyjuice Client, my @Matrix.org client library for #. This release includes some breaking changes from previous releases, as well as various improvements. See the release notes (https://gitlab.com/uhoreg/polyjuice_client/-/releases/v0.3.0) for details.

Reactions in FluffyChat are coming 😊
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Element secure messenger review | TechRadar

Element is a genuinely interesting and appealing secure messaging platform that will appeal to individual users and businesses alike. It's reliable, it comes with just about all the features that you're likely to need, it's simple to set up, and it has some of the best security and privacy features in the business – if you want to escape the clutches of the big tech giants, this is well worth a look.
https://www.techradar.com/uk/reviews/element-secure-messenger-review

# # # # # # #

Back home after a week of camping at Sauble Falls Provincial Park.


RT @coderobe@twitter.com

(Germany) NRW Edu just announced the deployment of their @matrixdotorg@twitter.com based messenger solution for schools.
This sounds promising going forward with # # https://twitter.com/NRWedu/status/1297825342900633600

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/coderobe/status/1298345945986404352

GSoC intern, Alejandro, worked on making the code of our Matrix client Fractal more elegant, by using a piece of software provided and maintained by Matrix maintainers to interact with Matrix instances. Thanks to their efforts, Fractal maintenance is simpler and new features such as end-to-end encryption will be easier to implement!

Check out their own words about their internship: https://aledomu.github.io/gnome/fractal-gsoc-final-report/


RT @element_hq@twitter.com

Sad news for Mozilla today.
If you'd like to work on @matrixdotorg@twitter.com at @element_hq@twitter.com get in touch.
Open roles here (https://element.io/careers), if nothing suits and you like the project get in touch anyway, we always have ops in the pipeline.
Remote absolutely fine #

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/element_hq/status/1293227449782763523

My first laptop was a Toshiba (~20 years ago). Now they're exiting the laptop business after selling their remaining stock. I find it strange that Sharp decided to rename the line "Dynabook".

Lucky for all of us, This Week in Matrix is now available! Matrix Live with Timo from Conduit discussing his # homeserver, big Dendrite/P2P progress, big Fractal release and a lot more than fits in a tweet! # # # https://matrix.org/blog/2020/08/07/this-week-in-matrix-2020-08-07

Open Tech Will Save Us #5 is taking place in one week! Hear from Matthew of @thepine64@twitter.com, Jonathan (@beriberikix@twitter.com) on the exciting use of WASM in IoT, plus Nad from @element_hq@twitter.com will be discussing his recent rebranding work! # # https://matrix.org/open-tech-will-save-us/
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RT @element_hq@twitter.com

From the ‘world's biggest messaging and collaboration rollout’ to a ‘crazy idea’ six years ago, @daphneleprince@twitter.com from @ZDNet@twitter.com tracks back on Element and Matrix.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/open-source-is-behind-this-massive-messaging-and-collaboration-project-for-500000-people/

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/element_hq/status/1288130705827024896

Now that it's been signed off by Greenpeace, we can press publish on this:

HOWTO: Create an Architecture of Participation for your Open Source project

https://blog.weareopen.coop/howto-create-an-architecture-of-participation-for-your-open-source-project-a38386c69fa5
An architecture of participation

# (formerly #) is now published on F-Droid: https://f-droid.org/packages/im.vector.app/

This is a new app replacing both Riot.im and RiotX, it's based on the RiotX codebase.

Finally managed to get my external monitor working with my laptop. (In other words, I restarted enough parts of my system that it managed to display properly.) So I have two usable screens now. Though it's a bit strange because the external monitor is physically bigger, but lower resolution, than my laptop screen, so everything looks huge on it.

Join us on Wednesday for Open Tech Will Save Us # @arcalinea@twitter.com on #, @aniampiotrowska@twitter.com discussing the @nymproject@twitter.com plus @nehbit@twitter.com will be with us to discuss his Aether P2P! https://matrix.org/open-tech-will-save-us/
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