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Can we please stop using Discord for Free software and open source projects, thanks!

for patching windows files on linux using windows patches, use --binary.

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Today is #changeyourpasswordday, a gentle reminder that if you (have to) use this policy, it's trash. Users will tend to make serial passwords like password1, password2 etc. which is overall less secure than an actually strong password used over a (very) long time.

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Our instant messaging client visualization is now available in English under :cc: license.

#DataPrivacyDay
#Signal #Telegram #Whatsapp

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Better than WhatsApp: Try these Free Software Apps and Services — Free Software Foundation India

fsf.org.in/article/better-than

#WhatsApp #Telegram #Signal #matrix #xmpp #p2p #element #quicksy #FreeSoftware

Thanks to Riya for making the info graphics.

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Tails natively ships with a #XMPP client. Currently Pidgin.
For security reason Tails is going to replace it.

New XMPP client that Tails is likely to natively install will be either @dino or @gajim

Some research about them and Tails requirements you can read here:
gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/bl
(keep in mind that it's a living paper)

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The maintainers of the mailcow e-mail server suite have optimized and tweaked it a little for Delta Chat, great stuff :) mailcow.email/2021/01/14/back-

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Dear @kaidan developers and users, rejoice !

Kaidan 0.6.0 has been accepted into Debian testing so Kaidan will be part of the next stable Debian 11/bullseye.

Cheers !

#debian #xmpp #freesoftware

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The latest #WhatsApp news is part of a general trend where companies erode their own privacy policies over time. It is rare that you will ever see a privacy policy update that adds clauses in its users' favour.

These companies need more data to thrive and grow. It's how they work, it's their DNA.

I believe that only communication platforms with no central ownership can be trusted. That's why I'm working hard on @snikket_im. I already migrated my family to it, and it's going great!

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OK, time for me to make an apology.

I hadn't used XMPP for quite a while. While I liked it last time I used it there were issues keeping connections and the clients were less than stellar.

While the desktop clients for Linux are still a little shaky I can recommend Quicksy (thank you @moparisthebest for the recommendation).

I've been crabby when people recommend XMPP because I didn't realize that folks have taken XMPP from an early 21st century protocol to a joy to use.

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My current #privacy & security focused #email provider Mailbox.org now offers 6€ voucher for new accounts (until 10 January '21):
mailbox.org/en/post/give-a-mai

Might not seem like much, but it covers 6 months of the basic tier plan ;)

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We're *really* excited to announce the sponsorship of end-to-end encrypted group chats (OMEMO) in Siskin, the #ios #xmpp client! One step closer to an excellent XMPP experience on Apple devices :)

snikket.org/blog/sponsoring-gr

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Need to paste something from the clipboard into a window where it is difficult to do so? (for example, some virtual machines)

to the rescue!

xdotool search <something_in_the_window_title> windowactivate type <"whatever you want to paste">

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Dino 0.2 is out!

Dino is a privacy-friendly messaging application. The 0.2 release adds message correction, improves the file upload functionality and provides more information on encryption.

Release blog post: dino.im/blog/2020/11/dino-0.2-

Another alt key trickery: press CTRL+ALT+click for selecting text rectangles in the .

This is very handy for copying wrapped lines of text in tmux-style even if you are not using tmux.

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