I'm going to reverse tootdon now.
If I see the evidence of such behaviour, I'll stop recommending it...
@kjwon15 Hmm that is a great question. They could be trying to make a profit off selling the archivs
@kjwon15 how else is the search supposed to happen lol
@kjwon15 That's so weird 😐
@kjwon15 Im quite sure it's intended behaviour.
@kjwon15 You couldn't expect less from a proprietary app. That's why I only advise open source / libre apps to people/
@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
Kinda pissed at @tootdon right now for not disclosing that they forward public toots to an indexing serving, because I would’ve wanted to know that (and to disable it).
But the immediate reaction of “use open source lol”: did you personally compile it? If not, you’re no better off. You’re trusting the app packager to compile only the code in the public repo.
And for that matter, do you trust that your instance admin isn’t doing the same?
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.
I watched DNS requests while using tootdon. Because tootdon offers search function before mastodon supports it.
try out this: api.tootdon.ooo/api/v1/statuses?q=query
@kjwon15 I wonder if this is how Tootdon powers its "Trending" section. Maybe it's not entirely nefarious.
It runs counter to how I think most of us expect such an app to work though.
@kjwon15 Arrgh. Damnit.
GOOD THING I SWITCHED TO MASTALAB
@kjwon15 Does this include toots with privacy set to unlisted and followers only? If so that is really not cool.
@cooc No. It includes "publid" only. But they are archive our toots to provide tootdon's "trending", "search" function. (ofc. It is not opened for public use)
@kjwon15 Mastodon is Not Secure. I always wondered why there were proprietary clients
@kjwon15 Backups 😉😁
@kjwon15 That's why you shouldn't trust proprietary software.
@kode54 https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Using-Mastodon/Apps.md#ios---open-source And your list of iOS clients awaits.
@Xial Yeah, someone else gave me that list, too. I guess I didn't see the big shiny documentation. I've switched to Amaroq.
@kjwon15 IIRC all Mastodon servers do this. It’s part of the caching that happens with the federation between servers.
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