Since a long time logging in again on my Mastodon spot. I am playing with some other technology, and it looks like a truly P2P social network is actually there, although in its infancy. PM me if you are interested in P2P rather than federation and/or server independent profiles.

@lapingvino Secure Scuttlebutt? i was using that but then my client kept crashing on me.


@kittybecca The dev of bogbook used to work on SSB but left the project when they went silent on a privacy breaking bug. Much tech in / is SSB-inspired, but it's specifically not SSB, and it's web first, so you don't need a client.

@lapingvino looks like doesn't have an SSL certificate? or at least HTTPS isn't working for me there

@kittybecca it intentionally doesn't, but the code is simple enough that I got it working without much effort on with ssl on, including an ssl proxy for the websocket. Keep in mind that traffic between my server and is still unencrypted of course.

@kittybecca And you can also just download the code (his git or my git) and run it locally. It's MUCH smoother than getting anything of SSB working xD

@kittybecca As much as I understand it from Everett, HTTPS data can be misused to identify users for cookie-like purposes (he refered to supercookies) leading to targetted removal from discourse (e.g. Facebook shadow banning, which they seemingly patented...).
Shadow banning is incredibly effective and can be/is used for good (removing hate and triggers), but when all you have is commercial owned platforms, shadow banning is used in practice to decide in which bubble we live.

@kittybecca Everett (@Ev) Bogue here is the creator of Bogbook. He used to go almost fully off-grid and created a movement about minimalism in those days. Of course as anybody we learn and look back to some of these things as naive or not relevant any more, but still those things form who we are and what we do, and I am really glad about what is being created out of that. He seems to be quite aware and sweet about things, fingers crossed.

@kittybecca To be specific, the bug enabled people to snoop on private messages and this went unacknowledged. bogbook doesn't have any private messaging yet, so encryption is kinda less of an issue for now...

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