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Zoom acquired Keybase today.

Keybase helped me to identify a trend in the software industry: using a pretty UI to cover up the disruption of an open ecosystem with a closed, centralized replacement. Keybase seemed cool on the face of it - making encryption easier is a laudible goal, and PGP certainly could use the improvement. But, thanks to Keybase, now I ask different questions upfront.

Beware the Keybase formula:

1. Integrates with an existing, open ecosystem
2. May have open-source clients, but server is closed source and does not federate
3. Pretty UI and good marketing
4. VC funded

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RT @RiotChat@twitter.com

Riot Web/Desktop 1.6 + RiotX Android 0.19 + Riot iOS 0.11 IS HERE!!! E2E Encryption by default, Cross-signing & QR-codes for Device Verification, All New E2EE UI/UX + SO MUCH MORE making this our biggest release EVER! E2E will never be the same again 🎉🚀🍾blog.riot.im/e2e-encryption-by

🐦🔗: twitter.com/RiotChat/status/12

Just tested out the new Matrix cross-signing and it's amazing. Finally usable E2EE in Matrix.
I experienced some quirks when migrating my pre cross-signing devices, but I guess that's okay since it's still not officially released (?).

Either way great job @matrix team and the community!

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“Influencers are producing free content for a commercial platform that is making money off them. The platform is extracting the value of their labor”

I wish more influencers understood this and built a platform they own alongside their social profiles.

vice.com/en_us/article/7kz5yx/

Hi @aral
I'm considering to start using site.js and was wondering if it is possible to disable auto-updates in production mode?

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The ONLY way to make reliable, working software is to make it simple.

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Because of #COVID19 merchants are asking for card payments, another step towards abolishing cash? Don't fall for it. Cash constitutes no particular risk of infection and protects your privacy! bundesbank.de/en/tasks/topics/

#SaveCash

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Now, ICANN must begin a competitive, transparent process to identify a trustworthy and willing steward for the .ORG domain. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/vict

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@cypnk you're mixing Linux (the kernel) and Linux (the way of life) in your statement.

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microsoft get some download servers that aren't dreadfully slow challenge 2020

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I'm looking for a easy and clean text snippet manager to store and easily access regular used snippets for mails, forums, etc. In a perfect world it would come with a GNOME shell extension which allows me to select a snippet with one click, copy it to the clipboard and insert it wherever I need it. Do you know anything like that?

#followerpower #linux #gnome #extension #text #snippets #nf

The idea for this came out of the need to write unit tests for something axfr related.

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