#tootdon is archiving you. Even if you are not using it.
(If someone using tootdon boost/fav your toot, tootdon saves your toot into their private server)
@kjwon15 i'm curious, how did you figure this out? is there an endpoint on tootdon's servers that we can query?
questions for @tootdon: does it only archive/search public toots? what does it do with the toots if they're deleted on the original instance? perhaps this is intended application behavior but we should know what we are consenting to
Joking aside. In the midst of #deletefacebook a few privacy concerns have come to light on mastodon too. For example, admins can see ALL toots on an instance. "Private" or otherwise.
Important note: mastodon doesn't have "Private messaging", it has 1:1 messaging only. I know this has been raised to @Gargron and options are being explored of maybe having a warning msg.
If it makes anyone feel more comfortable, I can categorically say that I have NEVER read any toots in the admin system, unless I'm checking an reported account.
Also, I am NOT doing anything with Toot data. It exists on this server and this server alone. @mike is also an admin.
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