The people behind Mastodon (the software underlying have found a serious security vulnerability, they confirmed the patch for Thursday: boosted

#Mastodon 3.1 is out! 🎉

Among other things, bookmarks, admin announcements with emoji reactions, improvements to mod tools and loads of other fixes!

Hi folks, we got a Mumble server at so if you want to have a chat we're all ears :bun:

Hey, if you like what we do and want to show your support check out the links below

:circlev: Git is now running Gitea 1.10.3 🎉 boosted

⚠️ The Fediverse has been scraped, again ⚠️

Almost six million posts from 363 instances have been scraped.

"All the posts with public visibility published by users hosted on Mastodon servers [...] which support the English language" have been scraped along with their metadata, and the "policy, the code of conduct and the prohibited contents of each instance".

The dataset is an attempt at creating an open dataset for "research" into algorithms like the ones Facebook uses to identify problematic content, based around users' use of Content Warnings.

The dataset can be found here:

It was created by the University of Milan, Italy, apparently for the 13th AAAI:

The associated publishing: or or DM me for a copy.

Related dataset:

Original post: @tastytea

#FediAdmin #MastoAdmin #MastoDev #Privacy #OpSec #Warning #Fediverse #Mastodon #Scraping


this is another official announcement by the staff of We have recently taken notice of some "researchers" scraping off our data for analytical usage which is strictly prohibited as described in and We have found our instance in the database and were instantly alarmed. Currently no legal actions will be taken until we see fit. We will keep you updated and if you have questions reach out to our support team. Matrix has been updated to 1.8.0 🎉 boosted

Start: 2020-01-07 21:00 UTC
End: 2020-01-08 01:00 UTC

Between above times any other server than this Mastodon instance are undergoing some maintenance on the networking equipment. Packet loss to (which is used to store some images from the theme) and others (git, matrix, minecraft, mumble etc.) may be possible. Git is now running Gitea 1.10.0 🎉 boosted

Happy Tuesday, Synapse 1.6.0 has arrived. Includes filtering by labels, a new default room version and all the usual bug fixes and perf improvements. Matrix has been updated to 1.6.0 🎉 boosted

The actor Sacha Baron Cohen (known from Borat, Brüno, Ali G) delivered a speech about Facebook as a propaganda machine. I found this video on twitter from "Now This" and am reuploading it here:

Hi everyone from :blobcatwave:

We're now counting almost 500 users. runs on donations (or right now @koyu's student loan) and if you like to keep the servers running just consider donating to us or buying a T-Shirt, hoodie or a sticker pack. Since @koyu herself doesn't own a credit card yet payments can only be received through PayPal for now.


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Looks like #twitter bans a lot of people from #india ...

Welcome to #mastodon and here comes a quick video to get you started on what this place is and how it's different from other #gafam platforms. boosted

Folks, a new Synapse release for you, v1.5.1 contains a bug fix that limits the length of data returned by url previews, closing a DoS attack vector.

So since we reached 300+ users the servers got a little bit more expensive for next month and beyond. If you like then check out these links where you can support the project financially.


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