"The truth is that a motivated mob can target anyone, marginalized or not. We would all benefit from effective anti-harassment tools... We suggest that via client-side features is a more robust and safer approach."


Librem Chat 1.0.1 has been published to the F-Droid, Google Play and Apple Stores. Updates include:

* Updated policy and forgot password links
* Updated default room server to Librem One
* Removed key backup (we don't hold your keys)
* Merged changes from Riot v0.9.2 (Android) and Riot v0.9.1 (iOS)

I've finished writing part 1 of "OcapPub: Towards networks of consent", which is to say the "Conceptual Overview" section gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub/bl

There's a lot there already, and we haven't even gotten to Part 2, the "How to Build It" section yet. I'll begin work on that tomorrow.

What's here already is more or less an explanation of *why* OcapPub is taking the particular direction it is taking, and why other approaches run into serious problems.

"Moving forward, we aim to make simple security the default. Security features are enabled and cannot be disabled; enhancements are applied when you update. Experimental security features are disabled by default, but you can enable them at any time."


"In this post we will outline the touchstones we have used to do just that–engineer trustworthy services that everyone can use... We hope it will facilitate communication with friends and colleagues as we hack towards a common goal…"


Looking forward to these developments from the team! 🚀


"[Sydent] no longer persists new associations relating to users on homeservers not run by New Vector... as we continue to improve Identity Server data hygiene practices, we will phase out their use in registration... we will announce a schedule for disabling registration with email and password reset in our Identity Servers entirely."

I wrote a piece on the @purism blog on why consent is critical for , the tech industry's failure to get consent, and as a result how "Privacy has become the tattoo removal of the information age". puri.sm/posts/consent-matters-

We've released v1.0.0 for on Android with bugfixes for the Rocket button on Lollipop and long passphrases!

Source: source.puri.sm/liberty/tunnel/

Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/det

F-Droid on the way.

Do you like and pleistocene megafauna? Then you might be interested in this position!

Purism is a very progressive team, we encourage all interested people to apply, regardless of location, income, gender, age, race, religion, skin, height, weight, sexual orientation, or any other personal trait(s). We do not discriminate and are proud to operate a safe-work-place. More details in the link.


How the latest Purism commercial was made with entirely with GNU/Linux, Free Software, and Librem laptops.

Storyboarding, motion design, color grading, video editing... We do it all with Freedom in mind.


Guess which two apps arrived in F-Droid today?

There's a little bug gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroid-websi that means new apps aren't linking properly on the website search.f-droid.org/?q=librem , but you'll find them via the client!

A quick hack to support in gnome-online-accounts for mail account setup

Synapse released!

Okay folks, this is an important one. v0.99.5.1 will be the last release before we ship Synapse v1.0.It is really important that you…

We've got big news.

After months of work, Tor Browser is now stable on Android.

Tor Browser 8.5 brings the highest degree of privacy and censorship-circumvention available to Android users. blog.torproject.org/new-releas

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