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Seeing some disturbing news about Wildebeest

There must be a new app and a bunch of boosts on a serious isue on it. Note, the JRN knows nothing more than what we’re about to show you.

Wildebeest Devin Prater: Boosting Chris Trottier (atomicpoet): Obviously, private messages on Mastodon are not exactly private.

But for Wildebeest to not even honour visibility preferences?

That’s pretty terrible.

Devin Prater: Boosting a hivemind of packbats (packbat): the thing where Cloudflare’s new fedi software Wildebeest /completely ignores/ privacy and just shows people’s DMs in the public timelines … gosh, like, this really highlights how much trustworthiness we expect of servers hosting social media

because this is intolerable

they should never have let this fly

anyone thinking about trying a Wildebeest instance should be running for the hills immediately

– ?

(context: https://github.com/cloudflare/wildebeest/issues/303 )

Please copy the link and go to github directly.

Devin Prater: Boosting tiddy roosevelt (they/them) (doot): And if we take a peek over at Wildebeest…
Image 1: github issue. private messages are included on local timeline in wildebeest

If this is all true, and settings of how posts and direct messages work here on Mastodon, we’ve got a problem and a big one.

Some of us are new to Mastodon and are still learning the ropes and the different terminology, but this should speak for itself.

For this client’s sake, I hope that they are looking at this and will fix it to work like other apps do in this space.

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Seeing some disturbing news about Wildebeest was released on February 23, 2023 at 8:59 am by tech in security news and commentary.
Last modified: February 23, 2023.

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