Commit 3d15c578 authored by akwizgran's avatar akwizgran

Tweak wording, bump release date.

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<div id="content" class="news">
<h3>Press Release</h3>
<h2>Briar 1.1 released with dark theme, new emoji and more</h2>
<h5>September 12 2018</h5>
<h5>September 13 2018</h5>
<p>
The Briar Project releases version 1.1 of their Android app.
After its <a href="2018-1.0-released-new-funding.html">first public release</a> in May,
this is the first release adding new features to the app.
The Briar Project released version 1.1 of its Android app today.
This release adds new features following the app's
<a href="2018-1.0-released-new-funding.html">first public release</a>
in May.
</p>
<p>
With support from the
<a href="https://www.opentech.fund/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Open Technology Fund</a>
and <a href="http://www.ura.design/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ura Design</a>,
a dark theme was added.
Users can activate it in the settings
or turn on automatic mode that activates it only in the night.
As part of this work, the conversation screen was also redesigned.
Thanks to support from the
<a href="https://www.opentech.fund/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Open Technology Fund</a>, the new release has a dark theme
designed by <a href="http://www.ura.design/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ura Design</a>. Users can switch between the light
and dark themes, or use an automatic mode that activates the dark
theme at night.
The conversation screen has also been redesigned, with rounded
message bubbles and a new color scheme.
</p>
<p>
This release also adds lots of new emoji
and the ability to modify emoji skin tones.
This is important for everybody to feel represented by the app.
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</p>
<p>
Briar encrypts all its data with a dedicated password.
In order to receive messages, the user needs to enter this password.
To not miss anything important, Briar now reminds the user after device restarts
or when it was upgraded that signing in is required.
This notification can be disabled in the settings.
To protect the user's privacy when other people are using the
device, this release allows the user to lock Briar without signing
out. The device's PIN or password is needed to unlock the app. On
recent versions of Android, the app can be unlocked with a
fingerprint.
</p>
<p>
In addition to signing in, Briar now supports app locking.
The app can be locked manually or automatically after a certain time of not using it.
To use the app again, the user needs to enter the device password
or use the fingerprint reader on recent versions of Android.
Briar now reminds the user to sign back in after restarting the
device or upgrading the app.
</p>
<p>
To connect users directly with each other, Briar uses the Tor network.
In some countries <a href="http://grobox.de/tor" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tor is blocked</a>
and Briar will now try to detect this
and enable bridges into the Tor network when needed.
Briar uses the Tor network to connect users with their
contacts. But in some countries, <a href="http://grobox.de/tor" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">access to Tor is blocked</a>.
Briar will now try to detect this and use bridges to access the Tor
network when needed. (Bridges are computers run by volunteers around
the world that help to provide access to the Tor network when it's
blocked.)
  • Not sure if the bridge explanation is needed here - or maybe it should be behind an asterisk or something?

  • Having this explanation can't hurt. I would leave it right there, maybe even remove the brackets.

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</p>
<p>
Work on the next big release is already under-way.
Among other things, the Briar Project plans to introduce the possibility to add contacts
without meeting face-to-face
and to allow users to send large messages with image attachments.
Work on the next big release is already under way.
Among other things, the Briar Project is working on a new way to
add contacts securely without meeting in person, and support for
attaching images to messages.
</p>
<h3>Media</h3>
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