The fediverse is a public forum.
Your posts are only as secure as the admins of every instance that your home server federates with, in terms of private and followers-only messages.
If you're going to talk about sensitive information, keep it to Signal or other secure 1-on-1 channels.
Assume that everything you post to the fediverse, is being scooped up by multiple gov agencies around the world.
The Milan scrape was only notable because they made their findings public.
If a university scraping feeds did it, it's safe to assume other, bigger organizations have been doing it for much longer.
anyway that's all my research, hopefully some elders in the community can clear up what the intent was here. it almost looked like the goal was to create some kind of web of links on top of HTTP that would allow navigating through different sources of information easily. like wikipedia, but for EVERYTHING. evidently this didn't work out, the market seems to have decided on storing user data in silos with the new goal being federation.
Hacking music: Out of Memory (which was suggested by someone on here, I forget who... thanks! feels very appropriate for the present hacks) https://zalza.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-memory
FOSS nerd and Marxist-Feminist. he/him
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