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Free Software Community of India (#FSCI) statement on banning of apps like @element and @briar
"Federated, peer-to-peer, encrypted, Free Software apps/software like #Element and #Briar, should be promoted. They are key to our national security as they provide means to enable sovereign, private and secure communication to citizens of India. Element has been embraced by Governments of France, Germany and Sweden which should be an example for #India."
India blocks 14 apps including #element, @briar, threema, imo etc
"While tracking down one of the communication, agencies found that the mobile application does not have representatives in India and it is difficult to track down activities happening on the app".
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This is a dangerous precedent and opens the door to ban any app/service not having a presence in India. We should challenge this order in the Supreme Court.
India blocks 14 apps in Jammu and Kashmir for spreading terror
These mobile applications were reportedly used by terrorists in Kashmir to communicate with their supporters and on-ground workers (OGW).ET Online (Economic Times)
All the deets are here:
(#fedora #creativefreedomsummit )
It's still a beta. It works with Sliding Sync (the new gen sync version), so few homeservers support it (matrix.org for sure). The app doesn't allow to join or create rooms now, it just shows how it embeds the Rust SDK and has a fast sync + fast view.
Feel free to report bugs or questions to https://matrix.to/#/#element-x-ios:matrix.org.
See also this talk: https://youtu.be/eUPJ9zFV5IE.
Matrix - Decentralised and secure communication
You're invited to talk on Matrix. If you don't already have a client this link will help you pick one, and join the conversation. If you already have one, this link will help you join the conversationmatrix.to
- 48 of the 95 apps installed from #FDroid (= open source)
- another 8 open-source apps installed through the #Aurora Store
- and almost a dozen open-source apps sideloaded
That brings the proportion of FOSS apps on this device to ~80 percent.
Not bad at all!
#Nextcloud #Firefox #Orbot #TorBrowser #OpenVPN #Briar #Element #AdAway #Fedilab #Jitsi #FreeOTP #K9mail #Linphone #Mumla #OpenCamera #OpenBoard #OKC #OpenTasks #PeerTube #VLC
Porque la libertad también debe ser digital. 👨🏻💻
Matrix con su red de comunicación descentralizada open source, alternativa a los servicios de...
La red abierta Matrix creada para la comunicación descentralizada ha anunciado un crecimiento récord del 79% en los últimos 12 meses, contando ahora con más...Bárbara Bécares (Genbeta)
La definición corta: es un protocolo federado para chatear con un buen ecosistema de bots. Un poco IRC con esteroides. Permite integración con varias app cerradas a través de puentes y el cliente más usado es el #element. Está en #fdroid. Cualquier duda pregunta sin pena
Para leer: #librera y #calibre
Gestor de correo: #k9mail
Clima: #radarweather y #GeometricWeather
Software libre excelente: El caso de Element
Los usuarios exigentes en cuanto a la privacidad, que no se fian de aplicaciones como Zoom, TikTok, Skype, WhatsApp o Telegram ahora pueden usar Element, la aplicación gratuita y de software libre de chat en grupo.masgnulinux (masGNULinux Podcasts y más)
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Spaces launch in Element
Spaces rethink grouping rooms and people, fundamentally improving Element and Matrix to better group conversations instead of viewing all rooms all of the time.Nad Chishtie (Element Blog)
Element (was Riot.im)
Free option Server federation “Bridges” for interoperability with other apps E2EE text chat No phone number or email needed for signup
Questions over Matrix server network reliability Not fully audited
All the other messenger apps discussed in this article rely on a centralized server network to function (although, as in the case of using AWS, this can be a highly distributed network).
Element is instead built on the idea of federation. Users can set up their own servers using the Matrix communications protocol or connect to Matrix servers that have been set up by other users. Federation has received the support of Edward Snowden, but remains a controversial idea due to the potentially unreliable ad-hoc peer-to-peer nature of such a network.
Matrix servers are interoperable, so any user of any Matrix client (Element is the most popular of these) can communicate with any other Matrix user. Matrix “bridges” even allow for communication with the users of other popular messaging platforms, such as Signal, Slack, or even WhatsApp.
Matrix (and thus Element) uses the Olm implementation of the Double Ratchet algorithm, with Megolm used for group communications. All Element apps, plus the Matrix protocol itself, are open source, but have not been formally audited. Olm and Megolm, however, have.
An email or phone number is not required to register with Element, although these can be added to make contact matching easier. By default, messages are hosted on a large public server run by Matrix, but you can connect to any Matrix server or set one up yourself in a matter of seconds.
All text chats and 1:1 voice and video calls are end-to-end encrypted. Group voice and video calls ( which also allow screen sharing) leverage Jitsi ( without E2EE support in Element at the present time). The Element app is free, but premium plans are available for Element-managed Matrix servers.
7 WhatsApp alternatives that won’t share your data with Facebook
We take a look at some of the best open source and end-to-end encrypted alternatives to the WhatsApp messaging app.Douglas Crawford (ProtonMail Blog)
#WhatsApp #Telegram #Signal #matrix #xmpp #p2p #element #quicksy #FreeSoftware
Thanks to Riya for making the info graphics.