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RT @jjgarciaripoll@twitter.com

Finished integrating a group chat and videoconferencing system for our research team based on @prosodyim@twitter.com @jitsinews@twitter.com and #conversejs. XMPP is really nice and powerful and paired with WebRTC it rocks.

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/jjgarciaripoll/sta

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It's never been clearer to me that ethical tech needs ethical income and admin models ("business models"). Also that cooperatives, social enterprises, and B Corps need ethical tech. Only by working together can these movements protect ourselves from further enclosement of the digital commons, like Apple's use of their monopoly power over iThings to coerce app developers not to copyleft their code, or this attempt by Goggle to use its power over the Android ecosystem to knobble the fediverse.

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52% of UK adults using WhatsApp consider it to be "highly secure" (ranking its security 8 or higher, out of 10).

It shouldn't come as a surprise that many internet users do not understand how online services they use daily actually operate.

"when it comes to recognising ads online and understanding the role advertising plays in online business models, only about half (53%) of all adults identified advertising as the main source of funding for search engines" - - recent research published by Ofcom (UK)

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#keyoxide 0.4 has just launched! Small update but a huge increase in benefit for :xmpp: users πŸŽ‰

You can now add #omemo fingerprints to your #xmpp identity proofs and if the proof is verified, you'll get a QR code which automagically trusts your OMEMO keys upon scanning with the #conversations app!

Blog post with details and an example: yarmo.eu/post/keyoxide-xmpp-om

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For anyone interested in nature, environment, gardening, permaculture, homesteading and the like, join my Environment MUC on XMPP! 🌱

environment@chat.disroot.org?j

#nature #environment #plants #gardening #homestead #permaculture #xmpp #solarpunk

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RT @iNPUTmice@twitter.com

This wasn’t a Bitcoin scam. It was a demonstration of how a few powerful individuals have the ability to communicate with you and make it look like you are communicating with your SO, your boss, or your president.
It’s not just Twitter. It's WhatsApp. It's Signal. It's everything

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/iNPUTmice/status/1

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The current state of iOS clients certainly leaves a lot to be desired. But I'm very excited about the rate of progress recently.

We now have a growing number of people making it their mission to ensure XMPP gets the first-class iOS experience it desperately needs.

Make sure to provide the developers feedback. If you find a bug that isn't reported, or that you could provide additional insight into, that is a really helpful way to contribute to improving the future of XMPP on iOS.

We can do this! 😎

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A new alpha release is available! This adds support for creating account recovery links (new phone, or had to reinstall the app?), increases the size limit for group file sharing, and fixes a bug with private group chat creation.

github.com/snikket-im/snikket-

We're working on getting a comprehensive documentation site up. Meanwhile if you have any questions feel free to ask here or in the chat!

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Really excited about the release of this new research into decentralized systems and UX/usability considerations... a topic very close to my heart.

It has lots of actionable advice useful to anyone building projects and products in this domain. The research includes input from folk in many communities, including and .

decentpatterns.xyz/

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#conversations, the #android #xmpp messenger now supports Audio/Video calls. so we've written a new article on the homebrewserver.club on how to set up server-side support:

homebrewserver.club/server-sup

#federation #selfhosting #floss #config

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RT @iNPUTmice@twitter.com

Conversations will be available for free on the Google Play Store starting tomorrow, Friday May 1st and through the entire weekend.
That will be a perfect opportunity to get your loved ones on XMPP and try out the new video calls.

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/iNPUTmice/status/1

It's great to see people turning to decentralized and self-hosted communication tools at a time when they are more important than ever!

installations have doubled since mid-March. We suspect a lot of these are setups, partly fuelled by increasing discomfort with a lack of privacy in centralized commercial services.

Data is from the Debian popcon service, so only represents a small part of the picture (Debian systems that have opted into reporting their package installation and usage data).

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Turns out Zoom is another hugely popular application that uses #XMPP under the hood.

BTW, when developing an XMPP app, make sure to check that a particular user is allow to execute a particular operation ;)

blog.talosintelligence.com/202

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