FYI, when sharing a link, check if the following are present in the URL

.( followed by random string)

These are “engagement trackers” and they can reveal your source for the URL

Consider the implications if you include them. They’re not needed for the website you’re visiting to actually show you the content

@cypnk it was mentioned a while ago that masto should perhaps strip them anyway


@LottieVixen On the surface, that could be a solution for some instances. But editing links does raise other issues like control over posted content

Also, the tracking itself can be dealt with somewhat with Tor and such, but the issue is that the "utm_campaign" which can be unique and can reveal where the URL was found originally

@cypnk yeah I know some utm stuff, hmm... that is probably why it wasn't taken up

lewd & rude shitposting at the algorithms 

@cypnk @LottieVixen Tor is for network-location anonymity -- it doesn't stop you saying "I am meejah!!" over an anonymous TCP connection. Tor *Browser* could potentially limit things like utm_campaign (but AFAIK it does not).

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