ATTENTION EVERYONE WRINGING THEIR HANDS OVER “#MASTODON ADMINS CAN READ MY DIRECT MESSAGES”: #SysAdmins have *always* been able to read your #email and DMs unless encrypted, including at the big #SocialNetworks and Internet providers. We used to have t-shirts that said, “I READ YOUR EMAIL.”
It’s just hitting now because you got used to places where the admins were kept away in their cubicles and data centers instead of greeting you at the front door.
THE VICTOR IS MERCIFUL: Badly equipped and led, increasing numbers of RU troops are deserting & surrendering to Ukrainian troops. Despite RU’s disregard of the Rules of War, surrendering RU troops are fed, clothed and housed as POWs in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/ChuckPfarrer/status/1596870470405877762
For real, my advice- just don't share private stuff on social media. Ever!
If you don't want the wider world to know about it, consider *not* using social media to talk about it. End-to-end encrypted software exists, from email services to IM-style chat. On social media, just assume *everything* is not-private.
Now that we're starting to see more impersonation accounts on Mastodon, a reminder that verified websites are a thing. It's not perfect, but implementable at the individual level, and this is how we know for example which of these is the real @stephenfry - and it's not the one with the meaningless checkmark. :)
This is one of my favorite pictures. It feels like it was taken yesterday… but it was taken in a Paris public garden nearly a hundred years ago. Everything feels modern: the composition, the casualness, the daring clothes, haircuts, and accessories.
The women are unknown, but I can't help wondering how they fared a few years later in nazi-occupied Paris.
1) Yes, the technical limitations of the #Fediverse will be addressed over time.
2) The other issue is about rules and norms. Time alone won't fix these, and IMHO they require attention. In wanting to be NOT-Twitter, some (including some instance admins) are pushing for a place where nothing controversial can be said. Most of what is important to say about #Politics, #CurrentEvents, #Religion, #Activism, #HumanRights, #LGBTQ+, etc. is going to trigger SOMEBODY.
Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.