BIG NEWS! Weekly address Monday, March 3, 2020

We have some exciting announcements this week!

As you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t posted on the blog in over 2 months. During this time, I and the other staff, aside from being very busy in our personal lives; have managed to make a lot of progress. Below are some of the things we’ve been working on.

CYGO Underground is back!

After being gone for over 6 months, I managed to stumble upon a backup of CYGO Underground version 5 from January, 2019. I restored this backup a little over a week ago, then copied over user accounts. You can now log into CYGO Underground using the same login credentials which you used previously. If you need your password reset, please contact either Ben or myself via Discord or email.

A large Reddit community, r/edgydarkdankmemes has come to us seeking refuge from Reddit’s left-wing censorship

Recently, Reddit has began quarantining and banning subreddits which do not expressly violate their community guidelines or terms of service based on their political views. This has had a negative effect on dark humor communities as much dark humor is more right-leaning. Not only this, but Reddit seems to distaste dark humor or humor that is perceptibly offensive. Recently, Reddit took another step in the direction of user censorship; by implementing a system that punishes users for upvoting “policy violating” content. What this is stated to mean, is that users can receive an account suspension or ban for upvoting posts which violate Reddit’s content policy. In all reality, this new implementation is exceedingly likely to be weaponized against Reddit communities which Reddit, Inc and its administrators dislike.

As such, the Reddit-based community r/edgydarkdankmemes will be moving to CYGO Network. Rather than using one of our existing applications, we are currently developing their own standalone community website. As a result, r/edgydarkdankmemes is being rebranded and simplified down to “EDDM”. One can navigate to the EDDM website and check our progress by clicking “EDDM” at the top menu. Additionally, the EDDM website will hold up to CYGO’s information privacy and security standards; meaning no information will be provided to any third party entities at any time for any reason, making your data safe with us, as CYGO is not for profit and relies simply on donations, not information harvesting or intrusive annoying advertisements.

CYGO Desktop is now available for Windows!

After months of thought, planning, and contemplation, the CYGO desktop application has finally been made available for Microsoft Windows. We owe a large thanks to our community administrator, Kasper Irelan, for developing and compiling the desktop application which is based on ElectronJS. Currently, an application for CYGO Underground is also in progress for GNU/Linux based systems by Thomas Castleman at Drauger OS, which will be Python-based.

Kasper didn’t just stop at CYGO Underground for desktop though, also now available is CYGOfile for desktop, making it easy to manage your files, listen to music, take notes, create mind maps, use integrated XMPP chat and more from just one portable desktop app. Soon to be released are Bleu for desktop and connectMail for desktop, which will be linked in the top menu upon their release.

That’s everything major for this week!

Stay tuned for next week’s blog post, as well as updates from the announcements channel in our Discord server.