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⚠️ 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:
aaai.org/ojs/index.php/ICWSM/a or likeable.space/media/30ae595a1 or DM me for a copy.

Related dataset:

Original post:
likeable.space/objects/98fe744 @tastytea

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

@aidalgol they said research, but since i have no idea if they're compliant to gdpr as i can't check what happened behind the scenes i have to look further into it ~koyu


this is another official announcement by the staff of koyu.space. We have recently taken notice of some "researchers" scraping off our data for analytical usage which is strictly prohibited as described in koyu.space/terms and koyu.space/about/more. 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.


koyu.space Matrix has been updated to 1.8.0 🎉

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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 themedata.koyu.space (which is used to store some images from the koyu.space theme) and others (git, matrix, minecraft, mumble etc.) may be possible.

koyu.space Git is now running Gitea 1.10.0 🎉

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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.org/blog/2019/11/26/syn

koyu.space Matrix has been updated to 1.6.0 🎉

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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. koyu.space 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.

:liberapay: liberapay.com/koyu.space

:circlev: shop.koyu.space

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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.


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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. github.com/matrix-org/synapse/

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

:liberapay: liberapay.com/koyu.space
:circlev: shop.koyu.space

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I will be starting the update of Mastodon servers hosted in Masto.host to v3.0.1

This will cause a ~15 second downtime.

This new version brings some fixes and adds the ability to auto-approve trending hashtags.

You can read the release notes here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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