Today is the first Global Encryption Day!

🔒 Encryption makes life safer. Without it, our banking details, personal conversations, medical history, and everything in between is on display.

Now is the time to #MakeTheSwitch to encrypted services (like Tor!)

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I agree that we need encryption, but this is highly misleading. If you use Tor, and then use Facebook or Telegram, it won't magically end-to-end encrypt anything or make you anonymous. Now, this might seem obvious, but most people on this planet aren't technical and genuinely don't understand this. So, yeah... the way you're advertising for Tor here could mislead some people into a false sense of security and anonymity, which can even become dangerous.
gudenau mastodon (AP)
Also much easier to change and forge!

The Tor Project mastodon (AP)
Entering the Matrix 👩‍💻

We are happy to announce an expansion of the Tor community's day-to-day conversations by bridging our IRC community the Matrix platform.

For regular Tor users, it means that you can chat with us using a friendly App like Element.
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isnt the matrix server project known for sending metadata and userinfo from self-hosted servers to their flagship instance without a way to disable the data collection?
jcgruenhage mastodon (AP)
No, it isn't. There's a few things you could mean though:
- Synapse sends back some server stats to the Synapse devs, if configured to do so. This is opt-in though, and does not contain info about users, just aggregated stats on the server.
- Synapse verifies server keys via a notary server in addition to verifying them via a TLS conn with the server itself. As an admin, you can configure any server you want there, but the default is 1/2
jcgruenhage mastodon (AP)
- Last but not least: Element collects some telemetry data as well, so this is also potentially problematic. Again though, this is opt-in.

A thing that might actually be problematic though, is that Tor users in specific had problems connecting to matrix servers hosted by Element, including, due to problems with Cloudflare. If the Tor project announces usage though, I'll assume those problems have been resolved by now
Lutin Discret mastodon (AP)
great 👏 could you please make a "matrix space" to gather all those rooms. This will make it easier to find/browse. Thanks!

muesli mastodon (AP)
Please, don't panic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been published on October 12, 1979.

Exactly 42 years ago 🙊
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Julian Sparber mastodon (AP)
I started working on session verification for Fractal-next. Still a long way to go, but it's a start.

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Rusty mastodon (AP)
A very worthwhile endeavour

A bit over a week ago, this Friendica instance suddenly stopped receiving posts over ActivityPub. It took me a while to figure it out, but it turned out that my server's clock was drifting, and at some point drifted to be more than 5 minutes off, which caused issues with signature verification. So I fixed the NTP configuration on my server, and now things seem to be back to normal. I've missed about a week of posts, but I guess I'll survive.

Election day today. Canadians, vote!

I wrote a tool in Elixir for checking the setup of Matrix servers. See more information about it in this week's This Week in Matrix post.

F-Droid mastodon (AP)
#Matrix users: updates for Element and SchildiChat just hit our repo, containing important security fixes. Please refresh the index in your clients and update ASAP.

#security #updates
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chava mastodon (AP)
Not a Martix user but that's an amazing turn around time from team ! 👏
Buntbart mastodon (AP)
Faster than expected! Thank you!! 👍 mastodon (AP)
⚠️ IMPORTANT: Users of Element Desktop/Web/Android, FluffyChat & Nheko should upgrade immediately to address a critical encryption vulnerability.

We are not aware of this being exploited in the wild yet, but as the bug is now disclosed please upgrade now.
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spyjosh-GX mastodon (AP)
not seeing an update to fluffy chat on the open store. Will this be coming to Ubuntu Touch?
yano mastodon (AP)
make sure you update your stuff everyone!

#element #matrix

Aral Balkan mastodon (AP)
The battles we’re fighting for our privacy aren’t just to make our phones and computers private places today. They’re to keep our homes, cars, and minds private places in the future. They’re to protect our personhood and stave off autocracy.

#privacy #humanRights
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I don't know why we need an expert to tell us that if we want housing to be more affordable, we need to decrease the price of housing.

I made a new release of Polyjuice Client, my client library for #Elixir. You can see the changelog at
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Debian mastodon (AP)
Debian 11 bullseye has been released!
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Romain de Laage mastodon (AP)
I enjoy this kind of news ! Congratulations to all the team !
:fdroid: mondstern mastodon (AP)
Since ends of august 2020 I also apply #debian in my first FOSS exhibition in #berlin / germany


It is 1 of 104 acrylic painting pictures

Germany's healthcare system is using this open source standard for encrypted instant messaging | ZDNet

Congrats #Germany 😁

#matrix #healthcare #opensource #openstandards
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Facebook is doing research in AI & #endtoend encrypted messages, to analyze & target ads on them.

How an AI can determine you are trying to buy designer shoes, but your private discussion about health or politics won't leak?

We have no clue either.
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easrng mastodon (AP)
If I had to guess, they'll have some kind of zkp that does text processing on device to prove to the Facebook servers that a given ciphertext includes a message about a given topic without revealing the keys or plaintext. mastodon (AP)
Attention all IRC bridge users (cc & friends) - we have *finally* improved the format for bridging replies; Matrix should now be a much better citizen on IRC. (disclaimer: this reply format shamelessly stolen without permission from :P)
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Snikket mastodon (AP)
Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....

When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.

@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.
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yeah but when you download the app you download the signed app
Claes Wallin 🇸🇪🇭🇰 friendica (via ActivityPub)
That means the checksum and checking is built in! That's what @𝓾𝓷𝓲𝓺𝓾𝓮 𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓲𝓽𝔂 is describing above. There really is no problem here.

Vaccine 2 of 2 downloaded.
Installation in progress.
Estimated time remaining: 2 weeks.
Installation complete. 🎉

Co-op Cloud mastodon (AP)
Hi all! We're the folks behind Co-op Cloud (, a project which aims to build out a digital configuration commons for tech co-ops and democratic tech collectives. Our approach aims to maximise sharing, co-operation and reuse for setting up and maintaining libre software infrastructure. We have a public matrix room at ``, feel welcome! The project is currently in public alpha and super young ☁️ 🎩 💻
#introductions #tech #coops #coopcloud #commons
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Grandasse mastodon (AP)
Image 1: 3 maisons dont une en feu, deux personnes tentent d'étendre le feu, une troisième personne les regarde perplexe (voire outrée).<br>Image 2 : la personne outrée arrose les deux maisons qui ne sont pas en feu en disans "all houses matter !!!"<br><br>#blacklivesmatter
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Tutanota ✅ mastodon (AP)
While the crypto wars continue, we would like to remind everyone of two very convincing facts for the pro encryption side:

✅ 1. Encryption can't be outlawed

✅ 2. Backdoors for the good guys only are impossible

Here is our stance on the ongoing crypto wars:
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We seem to have been here before. The province begins opening up just as a new variant threatens to take hold. Our overall R value is about 0.8, but the R value for the Delta variant is over 1.2, and we're less than a week into re-opening. We'll see how we fare this time, but it didn't turn out that well last time.

Debian mastodon (AP)
The Debian Project hosts all its development IRC channels on and also has a thriving community on The Debian Project no longer has control of #debian on the freenode IRC network. We thank the former freenode staff for their tireless work over many years. Please read for more information about Debian IRC channels.
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Excellent write-up of our recent fuzzing expedition to proactively seek out and squash any bugs in Matrix’s libolm end-to-end-encryption library: read all the gory details at 🐛🪲🪳🕷🐞
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How governments and spies text each other

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Esther Payne mastodon (AP)
Well that is an endorsement and a half. 😏

linear cannon misskey (AP)
conduit is running and federating on my 486!!!

i have a 486 as a matrix homeserver!!!
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NeoChat mastodon (AP)
We are adding options to NeoChat! Look at this fancy blur.
screenshot of NeoChat with a fancy blur
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Today, 5 years ago 12 people founded Nextcloud to create a complete Free and Open Source alternative to centralized proprietary cloud services and open core competitors.

Together we achieved a lot more than what we dreamed of. Thank you to everyone who is contributing! 💙
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Thomas Kujawa mastodon (AP)
Happy Birthday!
happy birthday and thanks for your great cloud-system!

NeoChat mastodon (AP)
The new version of KDE's @matrix chat app, Neochat is out! NeoChat 1.2 comes with bubbles, a better text input component, fancy effects, an easier way to switch between accounts and much more. Go check it out!
Screenshot of NeoChat main viewScreenshot of wireworks
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NeoChat mastodon (AP)
Also checkout our release video by @veggero
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NeoChat mastodon (AP)
Everything is ready for tomorrow's NeoChat 1.2 release :) Here a sneak peek!
Screenshot of NeoChat 1.2
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Marcus mastodon (AP)
How to join a #IRC channel via #matrix:

1. Type /join into your client.

Done! 🤯
Abbie Normal mastodon (AP)
thank you !!
grin mastodon (AP)
also you get kicked every 30 days?

cos mastodon (AP)
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muesli mastodon (AP)
WAT?! You're telling me there has been a team at Facebook designing and implementing this feature, and not one person has stood up and asked:

"Uhm, isn't that super creepy, even for us?"
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Pirate Praveen mastodon (AP)
If your salary depends on not standing up...

This looks amazing. I'm going to have so much fun playing with it. Uhm, I mean, my kids. Yeah, my kids are going to have so much fun playing with it. I'm definitely getting it for my kids, and not because I want it. Right... mastodon (AP)
Last week the UK Govt published a new draft of their #OnlineSafetyBill, making UK corps liable for jail time unless they censor "harmful" content (without defining harmful). Targeted at Big Tech it instead directly threatens Matrix. Read & raise the alarm.
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kravietz 🦇 mastodon (AP)
Note they actually do take your arguments into account in the Impact Analysis (pages 106+). I fully support your position, and it should be reinforced by other projects, but their assurances don't look bad at this stage.
greenpete mastodon (AP)
I worry that people who are still using V.H.S. and still can't program them to record are making laws about tech.
Add to that, some have ulterior motives, we're definitely in for loosing more freedoms unless we make ourselves heard. mastodon (AP)

We have lift off! 🚀 We’re launching Spaces— the next frontier for how to group rooms and people in Element and, a giant leap towards discoverability.

Check the blog and join the public beta: welcome to the new dimension of Matrix! 🌌 🔭

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Hans van Zijst hubzilla (AP)
Should work with Synapse 1.34, which was just released.
Hans van Zijst hubzilla (AP)
Yay!! Works like a charm! Thanks guys, keep up the good work! mastodon (AP)
Have you seen this? This Week in Matrix is out now! Synapse perf, MLS, Spaces, bridges and more! #twim #matrix #decentralisation
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Thibault mastodon (AP)
The @matrix Live of this week was a tad technical but very interesting for whoever wants to have a better understanding of the limitations of Synapse and what Element is doing to overcome it.

Excellent job from callahad and Erik, both on finding issues, fixing them, and explaining them. I'd love to see more issues with that format!
Hans van Zijst hubzilla (AP)
Quite technical indeed, but even though I didn't understand all of it, at least it prompted me to dive into the subject of workers.

Matrix Live S6E21 Demystifying MSCs -

Great intro into what the #Matrix specification is and more importantly, how does one hack on things and finally get them merged.
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Julian Sparber mastodon (AP)
Do you want to know more about the internals of fractal-next? Checkout my new blogpost about the internals of fractal-next

Kudos to @NGIZero for the funding of my work 😋
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air mastodon (AP)
great work, thanks for sharing!

Julian Sparber mastodon (AP)
one step closer to a working Matrix client: Fractal-next now sends text messages 😎
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optimal mastodon (AP)
How will Spaces UI be implemented?
Julian Sparber mastodon (AP)
There aren't any plans for spaces.
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