Just to reiterate in relation to Gab getting hacked, I’m not aware of any vulnerabilities in Mastodon at the moment and based on what I have seen in their code modifications the vulnerabilities they have are the ones they themselves introduced (along with never porting security patches from us)
@mcevnon I hate myself for saying this but from what I know they were quite competent and efficient back in the day. Unfortunately.
@vifon Form what I've heard is at least partial a myth.
Also maybe just maybe... the would won that damn war?
Wiki article about them is quite filling.
@mcevnon Twiter has far far more “awful” people in general (only allowed if you have the left wing seal of approval). I was just checking this gab thing and I couldn’t find anything alarming… but I’m sure there is, after all it is the human condition, there always be bad/evil people. I think we should accept that “political correctness” is hurting our civilization more than anything else. -> Freedom, we should not accept censorship from anyone, specially not from billionaire corporations.
@Gargron The vulnerabilities they introduced are just amazingly bad as well. Just stunning incompetence.
I mean, if they were smart they wouldn't be nazis, but still, stunning.
@Gargron How poetic. They probability tought that porting Security patches is a big liberal conspiracy and it has 5g rays in it!11!!11
@Gargron I was not aware Gab was Mastodon. Is it federated or did they just use it as a jumping off point to make their own thing?
@critical See I didn't even know Gab was a thing until just recently, so I'm still learning about it.
@Gargron Ars just did a pretty even-handed write-up
Unsurprisingly, they're just dumb and shitty coders.
@Gargron Are you in touch with @conservancy or other free software organizations about Gab violating AGPL by taking their Git repo down yesterday? (Arguably the violation goes further than that because they've not even been linking to that repo from their main site.)
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