I still don't blame people for not wanting to use Mastodon, there are plenty of good reasons not to. Most of my sensitive stuff is on a hardened instance and completely private for a reason.
As long as techbros have control over how shit develops I will not trust the infrastructure and for good reason - it's all about development priorities and interests. (As we've tried to make clear in Parastat's opening blog post)
If it was someone who at least I knew had my interests at heart I could like, forgive them if something went wrong. But you have to understand that these data breaches are the fediverse *working as intended*.
It's like when a liberal tells you that immense inequality is a bug, not a feature of capitalism.
- "You should be careful what you post online" (re: "have you tried being invisible?")
- "Avoiding this situation is impossible" (1. You designed the goddamn thing this way 2. that's just petty nihilism, ofc there are always gonna be issues, it's your goddamn job to manage and communicate risk, and you only ever seem to talk about things this way when it suits you just fine)
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