Yeah, Mastodon is certainly better than Twitter, but you know what would make it even better?

If Mastodon got end-to-end encryption for DMs before Twitter did.

@crash what's the point of e2e if you can't verify the client anyway

@charlag @crash presumably client-side decryption would be an option for people using clients!?

Like people using the instance servers.. Maybe could do something like protonmail has, which is better than nothing, but counts for little if the server serving up the javascript is in control of the attackers..


@jasper @charlag I'd prefer end to end, though. Democratization of social media's pretty cool, but I don't like the idea of every admin for every instance involved in the DMs being able to read the conversation. My understanding is that's where we are now. (I trust /my/ admins, but not /every/ admin.)

I've had more than one reply telling me e2e for Mastodon is in the works, though, so that may someday soon be a thing.

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