Private posting and other privacy in the fediverse


Convener: James Marshall

Key points:

  • Ended up being a discussion of the federated secure social media app James is writing, that hides both posts and post metadata from servers.
  • Unfortunately, this can’t use ActivityPub, because AP requires servers to know the social graphs of their users.
  • Use case for this is people who don’t trust their servers, such as people under state surveillance, who have large resources to surveil
  • App is currently working, but needs UX work, a security review, and testers.