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!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Learn more at:

There is a new feature in NeoChat, the #kirigami @matrix client. Now you can directly reply or add reactions to a message from a menu that appears on hover. #kde
Screenshot of Neochat showing 2 buttons on hovering over a message.

Any #nodejs developers interested in taking up this challenge?

Build #yarn 1.x with #babel 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 #debian (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.
Ted diaspora
Proprietary software is the perfect foil for various computer crimes.
So glad my university stopped using it for our classes.

Let's give a shoutout to the ftp-master team for crushing it on the NEW queue

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?


NSA: We've learned our lesson after foreign spies used one of our crypto backdoors โ€“ but we can't say how exactly


The EU Council is pushing for encryption backdoors to messenger apps such as WhatsApp and Signal to fight terrorism (German article):

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:

Open Tech Will Save Us #8 will take place on Wednesday! Hear from on misinformation, CHATONS (initiated by Framasoft), and our own uhoreg on the state of #encryption in Matrix (it's pretty good!)

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.


This is very interesting to me. Very curious about Matrix and would love to see this move into making a server. #elixirlang #matrix #element

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