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Are there any instance admins in the fediverse who would take significant steps in order to avoid cooperating with a police investigation (anything from declaring a refusal to cooperate to destroying any data that seems like it could be obtained by the police)?

question for instance admins, please boost 

@romainelaprophetesse unfortunately the structure of mastodon means it’s not so much about having your admin take those steps, but having *every admin of every peer instance* take those steps. Gargron has already closed various suggestions to make DMs more private as wontfix, saying that truly private comms should be done over a different medium. So yeah, I’d rather delete the contents of my server than cooperate with police (and at least I’m not in the US), but even if I did full-disk encrypt the server, anything not local is sent all over the place.
Running a matrix server seems like a better option for that at the moment.

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@romainelaprophetesse I could set up a disk-encrypted server hosting a “limited-federation” mastodon server (I.e. federate with nobody, local only), hosted via tor/VPN in a country with no US LE cooperation pretty easily, though my budget for extra projects is starting to stretch thin without much work. It could be done but you’d need everyone you want to contact to also have an account on there, and the encryption is still far less robust than ground-up E2E secure platforms like matrix.

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the Fediverse is more like CB radio / PMR446 / (the equivalent for your country) but with repeaters allowed and everything interlinked to allow comms with other nations - its still easy for those determined enough to simply lurk and monitor the "channels" and its not at all the best thing for secure private comms or anything that would risk getting you in big trouble (ofc that varies depending where you are)

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