Just as a heads-up, don’t use PMs/DMs on Mastodon, and if you have to never share any private information.

Admins of sending and receiving instances can read those, as there is no end-to-end encryption. Even if you trust the admins, instance ownership could change or hackers or government could get in.

Use different tools designed specifically for this.

@thomasfuchs valid, though keep in mind this is just as true for facebook, twitter, and the like. Admins can (And do) read your DM's there too.

@freemo yup, use something like iMessage, Telegram etc, that has end-to-end encryption

@thomasfuchs @freemo for those reading this thread, here's a non-comprehensive list of alternatives to sending e2ee information online.

1. GPG
3. Signal Messenger
4. Wire
5. Telegram
6. ProtonMail
7. Firefox Send


@thinkMoult @thomasfuchs @freemo Telegram only has end to end encryption on private chats, not for normal individual chats or group chats

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