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A new interview with published from the "Next Generation Internet" folks about Delta Chat, its usage in Cuba, Russia and the current "chat bot" developments.

Russian developer and antifascist activist Viktor Filinkov has used his last word in court to explain the persecutor how encryption works.

Using email encryption does not make you a terrorist!

For those interested in Delta chat's security goals, just wrote a few bits about some of the underlying security thinking with DC, in response to an inquiring user

Desktop, iOS and Android apps each got major updates in May which have now all shipped: switching to faster encryption, new "auto-delete" features to keep phone/server storage clean/amnesiac ... and many little new nice things, here is a quick summary

Stand back while Delta Chat's core Rust lib is fully moving to async -- Smtp, Imap already already are async and released on all platforms but now sql, jobs, mime-parsing and chat/message/contact handling is due. Afterwards Delta Chat might have the most modern e-mail stack? ;)

For those who missed it -- a few days ago the german Vodafone magazine recommended Delta Chat as Whatsapp alternative ... thanks :)

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The only technologies you should trust are the ones you don’t need to trust because the people who built them decentred themselves and designed them so you don’t have to trust anyone – including them – to begin with.

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@delta the letter here is very interesting and strong. I hope everybody read this and learn something really valuable. Thanks for sharing!

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@delta about "Russia asked for access to Delta Chat user data...":

Very similar to (Berlin, email) vs. German Authorities. No data - no interception. So far so good.

The question remains:

What did the other services / providers do?

Intercept and deliver?
Record and provide?
Snoop and fetch data?

Posteo at that time accidentially found one answer: Yes, even illegal requests by authorities were fulfilled, all, always.

Be more selective in choosing your providers!

Russia asked for access to Delta Chat user data ... so we had some explaining to do :) Cheers to decentralized app designs and the e-mail system's separation of apps and message transport, something that Whatsapp, Telegram and the likes fail to offer ...

Die Hostsharing Genossenschaft hat einen interessanten Spezialtipp fürs homeoffice und sicheres Chatten :)

Delta Chat is growing ephemeral messaging and it'd be great if you could help test the Android/iOS test versions that now include the first round of features aka "auto-deletion" (server-side and device-side) ... -- "burner messages" will come after that.

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Vous connaissez #Deltachat @delta ?

Vous pouvez utiliser l'email dans une interface graphique de messagerie instantanée à la #whatsapp avec du chiffrement de bout en bout.

L'intérêt? L'email st décentralisé et tout le monde a déja un email (et l'email de ses contacts)

3rd android store: after F-Droid and Google Play, is now available in the Amazon Appstore as well: allows easier installation eg. on Fire devices

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♻️data use reductions in Delta Chat…

A little post on how the current Android/iOS releases incorporate network traffic reduction improvements… -- maybe not important for high-resourced always-online folks but definitely for people with limited data plans and bad networks.…

New UX report on Messenger use in multi-tool and organizational human rights contexts, from -- based on interviews with 12 journalists/trainers/activists from several countries.

A little post on how the current Android/iOS releases incorporate network traffic reduction improvements -- maybe not important for high-resourced always-online folks but definitely for people with limited data plans and bad networks.

New Android and iOS releases are out: pinned chats, traffic saving, better setup guidance ... ... there is a lot more coming the next weeks as several concurrent efforts are coming to fruition

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Hi, I just came back to this toot to say that since it introduced me to deltachat I have been a happy user and have started working on some deltachat related projects in my favourite language: Go.

Both projects are work in progress but I figured that some people might be interested in them🤓

There's go bindings to the C FFI here:

And there's a WhatsApp bridge here:

Thanks for introducing me to DC @null0x0 !

#deltachat #golang #foss

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