If even Google is unable to keep a product safe, then basically every developer team on this problem must be considered incapable of doing so.
Avoid sharing data of even mild importance on the web when possible. Check for known prior security problems of a service vendor. Do not connect accounts. Never re-use passwords. Use a password manager. Use it to prune your accounts and identities on a yearly basis.
@schnittchen exactly. No platform is 100% safe.
@schnittchen I'd like to add the public-ness of anything you send through Mastodon is not a problem unique to Mastodon. Realize its a problem ALL online services have.
Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. This server is run by the main developers of the Mastodon project. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!