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Seth Martin
  last edited: Sun, 25 Oct 2015 11:18:19 -0500  
I am closing my personal #RedMatrix website (sethmartin.us) and making one of my public #Hubzilla hubs (lastauth.com) my new home. Since #diaspora doesn't have #Zot, communication between us will end unless you add my new hub location (seth@lastauth.com) to your connections.

This is taking effect today, so go ahead and remove seth@sethmartin.us from your contacts and add seth@lastauth.com to your contacts if you wish to continue communicating.

My diaspora* pod (libertypod.org) and my #Friendica node (friendica.libertypod.com) are still up and running with current code but I really don't use them much, plus I'm not certain that I will keep them running much longer, so please do add seth@lastauth.com to your connections.

Thanks and have a great day!
Seth Martin
  
#Facebook sync in #Friendica is permanently coming to an end. I think that I may disable the plugin at friendica.libertypod.com right now to hopefully free up some resources.

Permissions with Facebook Login

read_stream

Provides access to read the posts in a person's News Feed, or the posts on their Profile. Review

If your app requests this permission Facebook will have to review how your app uses it.

Limited Use

This permission is granted to apps building a Facebook-branded client on platforms where Facebook is not already available. For example, Android and iOS apps will not be approved for this permission. In addition, Web, Desktop, in-car and TV apps will not be granted this permission.
Seth Martin
  last edited: Sun, 04 Jan 2015 17:39:55 -0600  
MatrixianMatrixian wrote the following post Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:04:15 -0600
Redmatrix 2.0 High Range, New South Wales, Australia - 17 December 2014

Happy holidays from the Redmatrix development team. We are pleased to announce the pending release of Redmatrix 2.0; which should be publicly available within 48 hours of this news release (we're busy making a few final adjustments). Redmatrix is our next generation privacy-enhanced web publishing platform. It is a feature-rich hosted server platform which merges important elements and features of popular social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter, Friendica, and Diaspora with content publishing tools such as WordPress, Drupal, and OwnCloud - and is built on a decentralised privacy and permissions framework so that sharing (of any form of digital content) is under the content creator's full control.

Redmatrix can be used to create blogs, small business and community-oriented websites, forums, and online file repositories which all link together through a cooperative social networking environment with single sign-on and seamless access control - across the entire network. It federates cleanly with other open source social networks such as Diaspora and Friendica (though these both have somewhat reduced abilities) and implements a growing number of open protocols. It is the only existing server-based communications platform providing mobility and resilience against server disruptions and down-time and provides nomadic permissions which follow you no matter where you currently connect from. End-to-end encryption is also available for the most sensitive communications.

Redmatrix is compatible with many third-party communications clients and tools via an emulation of the original Twitter API, and available with several themes and thousands of theme variations. There are also currently over 50 "addon" or plugin services and it is easy to extend Redmatrix to communicate with other services and provide new and different functionality.

Redmatrix was created by people like you who value their online privacy yet wish to share with others on their own terms. It is highly configurable and is open source under an open license, and has been in development for more than 2.5 years.

Update your privacy expectations. Share anything on the web under your own terms. Join us on Redmatrix.

Website: https://redmatrix.me Public Access Providers: https://redmatrix.me/pubsites Roll Your Own: https://github.com/friendica/red


#RedMatrix #Publishing #CMS #SocialNetworking #Social Networking #WebDav #Diaspora #Friendica #Twitter #Decentralization #Communication #Sharing #Open-Source Software @Gadget Guru+
Seth Martin
  last edited: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:58:23 -0500  
Free Speech Gets Tricky When ISIS Shows Up

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Social networks struggle with open access as terrorists’ account proliferate


It looks like Adam Rawnsley didn't notice the #IS accounts on #diaspora before he finished the article.

#Friendica #RedMatrix #FreeSpeech #Freedom #Liberty #Social Networking #FOSS #FLOSS #Twitter #Social Media #ISIS #Terrorism @LibertyPod+
Seth Martin
  last edited: Sun, 25 May 2014 11:54:50 -0500  
Yet another reason to completely switch to open-source, decentralized and distributed communications and content management methods such as the red#, Friendica and XMPP/Jabber.

#^FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites - now - CNET

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CNET learns the FBI is quietly pushing its plan to force surveillance backdoors on social networks, VoIP, and Web e-mail providers, and that the bureau is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law making those backdoors mandatory.


#CALEA #Wiretapping #Social Networking #Communications #Privacy #FCC #FBI #Surveillance #Security #Backdoors #Snooping #RedMatrix #Friendica #XMPP @LibertyPod+

Seth Martin
  last edited: Sun, 03 Jul 2016 12:23:43 -0500  
The days of thriving Facebook pages are coming to an end quickly. If you run your own Facebook page you’ve already experienced this problem of reaching your own fans. These people who opted in and want to receive your updates won't ever see them now unless you pay money.

These two videos reveal the shadiness of what’s happening on Facebook right now. The videos explain why we often don't see each other’s posts, why all of our pages are filled with fake users, and how Facebook makes more money because of it.



Facebook Fraud
by Veritasium on YouTube



The Problem With Facebook
by 2veritasium on YouTube

The solution is of course to abandon the decrepit, privacy abusing, centralized walled gardens like Facebook. The free and open internet now has all of the social networking features of Facebook available without the problems and limits.

The most feature-rich option is the RedMatrix:

The RedMatrix is a decentralized network where the people using it are in charge and the size of your server farm and wealth do not offer any comparable advantage. Anybody may participate on a level playing field. Cloud storage, file sharing, communications, content creation and management belong to everybody and can be shared with anybody (or somebody, or nobody). This is only a representative sample of the services that the RedMatrix plans to offer. In an internet where creativity is allowed to flourish and corporate overlords have no power, the door is open to entirely new forms of expression and applications. The RedMatrix software is free and open source; created by volunteers and distributed under the MIT license.

And the RedMatrix has Got Zot.

So what the heck is Zot? I'm glad you asked...

Your identity is your own. One identity across the network.
Zot is a revolutionary protocol which provides decentralized communications and identity management across the matrix. The resulting platform can provide web services comparable to those offered by large corporate providers, but without the large corporate provider and their associated privacy issues. Communications and social networking are an integral part of the matrix. Any channel (and any services provided by that channel) can make full use of feature-rich social communications on a global scale.

We use the full power of the matrix to offer friend suggestions and directory services. You can also perform other things which would typically only be possibly on a centralized provider - such as "wall to wall" posts and private/multiple profiles and web content which can be tailored to the viewer. You won't find these features at all on other decentralized communication services. The difference is that Zot also provides decentralized identity services. This is what separates the men from the boys, and what makes life in the matrix so awesome.

Zot's identity layer is unique. It's like OpenID on steroids. It provides invisible single sign-on across all sites in the matrix; as well as nomadic identity so that your communications with friends, family, and business partners won't be affected by the loss of your primary communication node - either temporarily or permanently. The important bits of your identity and relationships can be backed up to a thumb drive and may appear at any node in the matrix at any time - with all your friends and preferences intact. These nomadic instances are kept in sync so any instance can take over if another one is compromised or damaged. This protects you against not only major system failure, but also temporary site overloads and governmental manipulation. You cannot be silenced. You cannot be removed from the matrix.

As you browse the matrix viewing channels and their unique content, you are seamlessly authenticated as you go, even across completely different server hubs. No password dialogues. Nothing to type. You're just greeted by name on every new site you visit. How does Zot do that? We call it "magic-auth" because it really is technology that is so advanced as to be indistinguishable from magic. You login only once on your home hub (or any nomadic backup hub you have chosen). This allows you to access any authenticated services provided anywhere in the matrix - such as shopping and access to private information. This is just like the services offered by large corporate providers with huge user databases; however you can be a member of this community and a server on this network using a "plug computer" like a Rasberry Pi. Your password isn't stored on a thousand different sites where it can be stolen and used to clean out your bank accounts.

You control your data. RedMatrix enforces your permissions.
Zot's identity layer allows you to provide fine-grained permissions to any content you wish to publish - and these permissions extend across the RedMatrix. This is like having one super huge website made up of an army of small individual websites - and where each channel in the matrix can completely control their privacy and sharing preferences for any web resources they create.

Example: you want a photo to be visible to your family and three select friends, but not your work colleagues. In the matrix this is easy. Even if your family members, work colleagues, and friends all have accounts on different hubs.

Currently the matrix supports communications, photo albums, events, files, chat rooms, content management services (web pages) and WebDAV cloud storage facilities. Every object and how it is shared and with whom is completely under your control.

Again, this type of control is available on large corporate providers, because they own the user database. Within the matrix, there is no need for a huge user database on your machine - because the matrix is your user database and for all intents and purposes has infinite capacity and is spread amongst hundreds, and potentially millions of computers. Access can be granted or denied for any resource, to any channel or any group of channels; anywhere within the matrix. They do not need to have an account on your hub.

Reclaim your privacy. RedMatrix is built for you, not governments and corporations.
Your communications may be public or private - and we allow your private communications to be as private as you wish them to be. Private communications comprise not only fully encrypted transport, but also encrypted storage to help protect against accidental snooping and disclosure by rogue system administrators and internet service providers.

Want more? You can fully encrypt your messages "end to end" using your choice of encryption ciphers and using a passphrase that only you and the recipient(s) know - in addition to our standard multi-layer encryption.

Want more? Our end to end encryption is pluggable. You can define your own chain of multiple encryption steps with multiple keys, and include algorithms known only to you and the recipient. At some point even the US National Security Agency will have to throw up their hands. There won't be enough computational power available in the universe to decode your private message.

We also provide optional message expiration as a standard feature. When the expiration date/time passes, your message is removed from the network.


Another great decentralized option is a social network called Friendica, which was created by the same developers prior to the RedMatrix but has less features and is often used because people are familiar with the simple social network permissions. Friendica also federates with other decentralized social networks like diaspora*.

#Facebook #Fraud #Social Networking #Decentralization #Open-Source #Communication #Friendica #RedMatrix #CMS #WebDAV #Zot #GotZot? #GetZot @LibertyPod+  @Laissez-Faire Capitalism+