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5 people moved so far
+ Mother (but not through the template message :)

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Seeing a lot of people moving to Signal the last few days. Started messaging my Whatsapp contacts with this gentle-shaming template. Let's see how well it works:

Hey I'm moving as many conversations as possible to Signal before Whatsapp starts sharing all its data with the rest of Facebook at the end of the month. Install it here if you like:

I'm probably going to have to keep Whatsapp anyway. So it's your choice if you want to stay behind with the boomers and school parent groups. ๐Ÿ˜‰

CryptPad v3.25.1 loads your drive and documents from a local cache when available, letting you view a read-only copy while updates are still loading from the server.

This is a big step towards using CryptPad while fully offline!

Try it now on! #privacy

๐ŸŽง๏ธ โ™๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ฑ Co-Star and the Making of a Popular Astrology App
The Astrology Podcast ep. 286

Great interview with founder Banu Guler.

"a bug where the ascendant would go to your 12th house on Android"

which is itself part of this amazing issue of Processed World

๐Ÿ“˜ Processed World - Issue 5. (Summer 1982)

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The sabotage ep. includes discussion of this brilliant piece:

๐Ÿ“„ Gidgit Digit (1982) โ€˜Sabotage: the Ultimate Video Gameโ€™, Processed World.

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๐Ÿ“ฐ Interactions: AI activism issue

There is a short feature about my in this, plus contributions from @RyBn, Cassie Thornton, Mireille Hildebrandt, and many more

New Extractivism
An assemblage of concepts and allegories.

Vladan Joler (2020)

Our latest blog post summarizes our activities and challenges over this past year, and includes a bit of a teaser about what to expect in early 2021!

#cryptpad #privacy

CryptPad and the team have received some attention recently through various channels: a Reddit AMA thread, a podcast, presentations, and a blog interview. A summary and some links:

Some of you may remember that CryptPad was down for over 24h last week. We've written up a detailed report of what happened and how we hope to handle the next failure more gracefully. #cryptpad

serious question: How do I record the voice in my Bluetooth headphones?

We just tagged the last major release of CryptPad v3. It's available on

It introduces many improvements for encrypted uploads and a client-side document cache to speed up page load time.

Release notes are on GitHub:( #privacy

๐Ÿ“บ ๐Ÿค“ Open Tech Will Save Us Meetup #9
Nad Chishtie, Product Lead at Element, presents Matrix Spaces: a new vision for room groups in Matrix.

I for one welcome the Discordification of Riot ๐Ÿ™Œ

The Syllabus monetisation scheme here we go. ๐Ÿ’ก ๐Ÿš€

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