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A vision for every Element in the NHS Matrix
Matrix can be the open protocol that brings instant - and cost-free - interoperability for real time communications across the NHS.
Steve Loynes
12/08/2020
Privacy shield judgement points to a decentralised future
In something reminiscent of David and Goliath, the stone of Max Schrems’ landmark legal challenge has shattered the Privacy Shield that protects centralised service providers.
Denise Almeida
10/08/2020
Bonjour, Element on Android!
Element is built in Kotlin, so it has a much smaller and more maintainable codebase. The biggest focus has been on improving the user experience.
Matthew Hodgson
28/07/2020
Welcome to Element!
Hi everyone, We are incredibly excited to announce that Riot is now Element! In fact we have simplified all our naming: Element is also the name for New Vector (the company behind Riot) while Modular, our flagship Matrix hosting service, has become Element Matrix Services. For those discovering us for
Amandine Le Pape
15/07/2020
Element brings Matrix to Europe
Although Element is working with companies around the world, our busiest region is Europe and in particular European governments and public sector organisations. There are multiple reasons, but three of the biggest are: We’re a European company, so there’s a natural local understanding and practicalities such as time
Steve Loynes
15/07/2020
Riot Web 1.6.6 is out!
Hey lovely Riot folks, Welcome to the Riot Web 1.6.6 update. This is a relatively incremental release, but we do have a few feature updates alongside all the normal bug and performance fixes. Emoji 13 and Emoji lookupRiot 1.6.6 includes Unicode 13 for all your Dodo,
Steve Loynes
23/06/2020
The world is changing...
Hi all, It's almost four years since we launched Riot, and it's been a crazy journey - going from a relatively bare bones Matrix app through to today's all-singing, all-dancing encrypted-by-default collaboration tool used by folks ranging from Mozilla to the French Government and beyond. However, as some may know,
Matthew Hodgson
23/06/2020
Riot Web 1.6.3 - a security update, shortcuts, toasts (and rageshakes)
Hello everyone! We’ve released a few updates for Riot today, grouped under the logically titled 1.6.3 (guess what the previous update was called...more on that later). Heads up that 1.6.3 is a security update, so please upgrade - many thanks to Quentin Gliech for
Steve Loynes
4/06/2020
Modular expands bridges and integrations
From day one we’ve strived to ensure that Modular is the quickest and easiest way to securely host Riot and other Matrix-based communications products. So we’re delighted to start rolling out a range of integrations and bridges to ease deployment and management, available at the click of a
Modular
3/06/2020
Automattic backs Matrix by investing $4.6M in New Vector!
We're very excited to announce that Automattic, the creator of WordPress, is making a $4.6M strategic investment in New Vector in order to back the Matrix ecosystem - effectively extending our Series-A round from October! Automattic is one of the most successful and well regarded open source companies, with
Amandine Le Pape
20/05/2020

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