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.

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

It's always nice to hear stories about people helping out those in need.

#matrix #modular #federated #teamtools

Happy 9th Birthday Friendica!

Festive Flaxy O’Hare by @lightone
9 years ago, on July 1st 2010, Mike MacGirvin committed his initial work on what would become Friendica.

Since it has gone through many changes, PHP version, maintainers, name even, but it is still alive and kicking and ready for its tenth years running.

Thanks to everyone who has donated or still donate their time to make Friendica and especially to make Friendica available by running public nodes.

Here’s to another great year for Friendica!

FSF's John Sullivan in @WIRED on the Microsoft ebook apocalypse: “This is why we call #DRM media and devices defective by design, or broken from the beginning. There’s self-destruction built into the whole concept.”

Anyone who uses OpenPGP keyservers, take note.

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