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SimpleX Chat is **the first messaging platform that has no user identifiers**, not even random numbers. The messages are e2e encrypted, and the servers and network observers cannot see users' contacts or groups. You can use the servers pre-configured in the apps or [host your own](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplexmq#deploy-smp-server-on-linux). ## What's new in v4: * local database encryption with passphrase. * improved stability of chat groups, file transfers and message delivery. * you can now use your own WebRTC ICE servers for audio-video calls. * German language in the interface. * TypeScript SDK for SimpleX Chat integrations. See full [release announcement](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/blog/20220928-simplex-chat-v4-encrypted-database.md) for more details. Download the apps via the links in our GitHub repo: [https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat#readme](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat#readme). Also, they are hosting **the event on Discord on October 6**, at 6pm UK / 10am PT - the same day when they kick off independent implementation audit - you can join via [this link](https://discord.gg/xmY76gCz?event=1024632780023402506) to: * learn how SimpleX Chat is different and why it provides better meta-data privacy than alternatives, * hear about future platform development plans, * ask any questions, * criticize what we do, * suggest improvements. Once you install the app you can choose "Connect to developers" to ask any questions, suggest new features and to join the group of users. ## About SimpleX Platform Some links to answer the most common questions: [How can SimpleX deliver messages without user identifiers](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/blog/20220511-simplex-chat-v2-images-files.md#the-first-messaging-platform-without-user-identifiers). [What are the risks to have identifiers assigned to the users](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/blog/20220711-simplex-chat-v3-released-ios-notifications-audio-video-calls-database-export-import-protocol-improvements.md#why-having-users-identifiers-is-bad-for-the-users). [Technical details and limitations](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/README.md#privacy-technical-details-and-limitations). [How SimpleX is different from Session, Matrix, Signal, etc.](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/README.md#frequently-asked-questions).

SimpleX Chat is **the first messaging platform that has no user identifiers**, not even random numbers. The messages are e2e encrypted, and the servers and network observers cannot see users' contacts or groups. You can use the servers pre-configured in the apps or [host your own](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplexmq#deploy-smp-server-on-linux). ## What's new in v4: * local database encryption with passphrase. * improved stability of chat groups, file transfers and message delivery. * you can now use your own WebRTC ICE servers for audio-video calls. * German language in the interface. * TypeScript SDK for SimpleX Chat integrations. See full [release announcement](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/blog/20220928-simplex-chat-v4-encrypted-database.md) for more details. Download the apps via the links in the GitHub repo: [https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat#readme](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat#readme). Also, they are hosting **the event on Discord on October 6**, at 6pm UK / 10am PT - the same day when they kick off independent implementation audit - you can join via [this link](https://discord.gg/xmY76gCz?event=1024632780023402506) to: * learn how SimpleX Chat is different and why it provides better meta-data privacy than alternatives, * hear about future platform development plans, * ask any questions, * criticize what we do, * suggest improvements. Once you install the app you can choose "Connect to developers" to ask any questions, suggest new features and to join the group of users. ## About SimpleX Platform Some links to answer the most common questions: [How can SimpleX deliver messages without user identifiers](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/blog/20220511-simplex-chat-v2-images-files.md#the-first-messaging-platform-without-user-identifiers). [What are the risks to have identifiers assigned to the users](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/blog/20220711-simplex-chat-v3-released-ios-notifications-audio-video-calls-database-export-import-protocol-improvements.md#why-having-users-identifiers-is-bad-for-the-users). [Technical details and limitations](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/README.md#privacy-technical-details-and-limitations). [How SimpleX is different from Session, Matrix, Signal, etc.](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/README.md#frequently-asked-questions).

It’s not really worth changing the calendar system. There is a greater benefit in the calendar system being unified across the world, consistent, and stable, rather than the parts adding up perfectly and not being based on a certain culture or religion.



In my opinion, the biggest problem in the west is not in fighting. That was a problem for us too. The biggest problem in the west is that the state is so powerful and efficient, it has mastered the art of population subjugation and propaganda. Obviously, this is many times truer in the US first, other settler countries second, and the rest of the West third.

In the US, this is so true that it has become part of its culture. Anti-labor unions, focusing on yourself and viewing your collegaues as competitors, not sharing your salary, etc. All this is culture that sept through from propaganda.


Assassins for hire already don’t care about the law. It is ridiculous to hold hostage people’s fights for privacy over this.


Sorry, this isn’t an answer to your question, but please invite me when you make the instance. Would love an Arabic speaking lemmy, and I’ll help promote it as well.


I do agree about NFTs. I don’t see the use case. Ethereum, Bitcoin, Monero, however, are used for good purposes.


They should be

First, I don’t think we should be cheering on the state doing anything to limit working people’s ability to do anything. And if we were to cheer them on rich people, well good luck. They won’t.

Second, while crypto has its cringe fanbase and rich users, it has also benefitted many non rich people in 1) transferring funds across borders, especially to areas cut off from the world through embargoes or other means 2) escaping state persecution and surveillance.

So I wouldn’t be so quick to judge it, imo. Palestinian resistance groups and scihub (whose founder is a Communist) both receive donations through crypto. Those are just examples.


I think I’ve come across this before. I haven’t explored it much, but from the name “breadtube”, I imagine it may not be ML friendly.


Wow, this is amazing. Can anyone recommend other blogs of similar quality and depth? Regardless of what field it is about, even if not technology, no matter how broad or specific. I never come across things of this quality outside of books.


Deportation of Hispanic immigrants under Obama. The beginnings of the Muslim ban also.


Reading and writing are advanced forms of communication. It is Communication that is 1) asynchronous: the listener doesn’t have to listen at the same time the speaker speaks. Written communications have survived millenias. 2) does not have to be memorized in the human mind. It can always be referred back to rather than burdening our brains with remembering it.

This greatly enhances the potential audience the communication can reach. It allows for the communication to be repeated (read multiple times). It allows it to be delivered with high accuracy (rather than relying on memory and passing down through generations). It gives the author confidence in communicating bigger and longer ideas.

This is why literacy was something the ruling class kept away from people for many centuries. Illiteracy was a tool of subjugation. Knowledge is power.




I actually think it’s for the better. Twitter will most likely become worse, less people will use it hopefully



Syrian here. It’s hard to say, but most likely not. We are yet to see valid evidence that the Syrian government committed the attacks, and there’s actually some evidence to support them.


It’s good yes. Though one thing I don’t like I’d that when you want to access just one password, the whole vault is available unencrypted and there’s a risk it can be read from memory. But this is a worry in all password managers afaik.


I accidentally deleted /sys, and it apparently messes up UEFI efivars. Thankfully, reinstalling the bootloader fixed it.
Posting this here about a problem I had because of a stupid mistake I made, and now it turned to be a mostly easy fix. I didn't find many resources online on it, so it may help people in tbe future. I mounted /proc, /sys, /run and /dev in a directory that I was making into a chroot environment. Eventually, I wanted to delete the directory, but forgot to unmount those directories. I deleted with `sudo rm -rf`. Yes it's dumb, I know. From what I learned, most of what I deleted would be restored with a reboot, except one part: efivars, which is located in /sys. This messed up my bootloader, and it was no longer booting into Linux, but instead windows (which is also on my system). I did not find a lot of resources on this online. I fixed it by booting into my computer with a USB with linux Mint on it. I use `refind` as my bootloader, which is awesome and simple. All I had to do was run the `refind-install` while chrooted into my system. It handles fixing whatever is wrong. After rebooting, I no longer had any issues.

Continue working for big tech, and stop focusing on individual actions. Instead, get organized and do work with a socialist organization. Your position in big tech may help them.

Just don’t work DoD stuff



The war in Ukraine has sparked a lot of disagreements. Regardless of opinion, I think Communists should focus on non-interventionism and fighting racism
I'll preface with saying that I'm only a random Communist. Please take what I say with a grain of salt, even if I come off as confident. Regardless of your opinion on the war, it is not going to affect its course unless you go fight there, with a few exceptions. Unless you live in Russia or Ukraine, your priorities should be: - **pressuring your country's government for non-interventionism, including sanctions.** Capitalist States have only the interest of capital in mind, and their intervention will hurt the people further - **fighting racism in your communities, especially the new wave of anti-Russian hate.** If you live in Poland or Romania, you should also be fighting the racism against non-Ukrainians (mostly foreign students) seeking refuge. Most of them just want to go home. The fact that the police are attacking them is extremely ridiculous.

Non-anarchist here. I can understand why OP thinks we like Russian gov (and some pretenders actually do), but a principled Communist would not. They are an oppressive capitalist state like any other, and just like you said, it is literally what came after the fall of communism.