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We’re pleased to announce #MeshJam2022, a two-day celebration of mesh networking at Iffy Books. We'll have mesh talks and workshops all day on Saturday, August 13 and Saturday, August 20. Hope to see you there!

A new design idea for Briar desktop made by @paul_lorenc.

What do you think of it?

More of Paul's new design idea for Briar desktop you can access here:

You can download it from the PlayStore and from Briar's fdroid repository.
Here's how you add Briar's repository to fdroid:
Or just wait a bit until it lands in the fdroid repo.

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Briar 1.4.8 is released.

- Update list of Tor bridges
- Update emoji
- Show orange connection status when connection to Tor network is lost
- Crash if the Tor process crashes, to trigger debugging report to help find the cause
- Fix a crash when attaching images or choosing a profile picture

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I would like to check this forum functionality but it requires to have contacts who already have some access to re-share it. (If I've got this right). So if you are using Briar please feel free to add me and get a surprise! :flan_thumbs:

#briar #briarapp #briarproject @briar

"On May 6th, the Iranian government imposed the second internet shutdown in 12 months in the province of Khuzestan in an apparent response to protests against possible rising bread prices and rationing."
"In the past, FilterWatch has observed a similar pattern of preferential treatment and tiered access in which institutions including banks, news agencies, police stations and government offices alike have remained connected while regular Iranian users, who use the same ISPs, lose access. "

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Briar 1.4.7 got released and is already available at @fdroidorg

- Update translations
- Fix crashes when opening or saving files
- Fix a crash when launching the app
- Fix a crash when reopening the app after using removable drives
- Fix two bugs affecting connectivity via Tor

while EU is drafting a new law for ,
Briar remains p2p, protects your social graph by using Tor by default and uses e2ee (end to end encryption) for every message by default.
Learn more about Briar:

Unfortunate is currently only available for .

A desktop client is in an active development and a beta version is already available for testing.
get Briar Desktop beta:

Briar for Desktop version 0.2.1-beta was released It contains visual improvements, language updates and support for Catalan:

Download the latest version here:

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Hey all! I just joined the fediverse and found that it's a nice thing to start with an #introduction.

My name is Nico Alt, you might don't know me but if you do, it's most probably due to the stuff I did at #Briar and #FDroid. Currently I'm not active there but instead focus on university/#physics stuff where I contribute my little part to #quantum #cryptography (multi-party #BBM92 time-bin coding, to be more specific). Other interests are #p2p and #tor, feel free to talk to me about them!

Development for a fully functional macOS and Windows client is intended to start ~ late summer.
Funding is granted by NLnet

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For the reason many new users joined the fediverse that might like to learn about:

is is a portable operating system that protects against surveillance and censorship.

It is designed to be easy to use.
It runs from a USB stick that you can plug into almost any computer.

Obtain and learn more about Tails here:

We released Briar 1.4.6 to production today. Contains improvements for Tor and does more frequent database compaction. Full changelog:

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@briar Would be nice if a #ARM64 version will be available, because then I could use #Briar on my @PINE64 #Pinephone

I guess it will very popular between the #linux #mobile community ;-)

cc: @mobian @linmob

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@briar and it's also available on the for people who use Arch Linux ! :)

Just in case you haven't noticed yet, Briar has an official desktop client.

That's the good news! Unfortunate it is still beta and many functions are still missing. (no group chat)

If you're curious to give it a try anyway, you'll find it here:

Feel invited to report your opinion about it by mentioning @briar.
If you're into coding, you're obviously welcome to join in on the matter too.
Briar is free software and written in kotlin.

The mailbox.

Not finished yet, but this is how the onboarding probably gonna look like:

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