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since this is coming up again, i feel it's important to stress the following facts about privacy on mastodon:
- DMs are stored in plaintext in the database - yes, this means admins can access them - it also means they will be accessible if your instance DB is leaked
- however: this is the same as the situation on any other mainstream social media site - at the end of the day you should make sure you trust your admins
- ultimately: don't use mastodon for privacy-critical messages
@chr if privacy is an concern, consider an OTR encryption or PGP over any messaging platform.
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