i saw a toot about it elsewhere but i can’t find it so: basically don’t trust mastodon for things you want to stay Actually Private. instance admins can read DMs, and instance admins can read the private posts of anyone their users follow. this is sort of inherent to the current architecture. and for all twitter’s sins, i trust the admins to not leak random people’s DMs more than i trust every instance admin ever.
Yeah, I was talking about this on Twitter, how you have to completely trust your instance admin to not read, mess with, or completely drop the ball with your posts.
@BestGirlGrace oh, that’s where i saw it! yeah, that’s always the downside of smaller communities like these.
Why can't every site be run by an infallible sysadmin who pays for everything forever and shares my exact politics?
@ben @BestGirlGrace @hierarchon Web of Trust in the fediverse would actually be really sweet. Someone could transfer their account to another instance and as long as they still had their GPG key, it would show up that you still trust that person. I would want it generated and stored off-site though and I'm not sure how that would work.
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