This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Meta is moving forward with their plans for Theads and the Fediverse, and their adjusted terms reflect a new impending reality for Fediverse users.

  • Oliver Lowe
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    Does ActivityPub even share the user’s IP address with other nodes in the network?

    No this is not in the specification.

    A malicious instance could in theory distribute this information but it would be non-standard. Of the 2 systems I’ve studied - Mastodon and Lemmy - neither do this.

    Are they talking about your IP address or the service’s?

    In this scenario they would be talking about the IP address(es) of the services.

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      Thanks for the clarification. That claim seemed really off.

      I’ve assumed that what you see publicly is basically what’s synced. Obv. your instance can have a few more meta details on you, like IP, device info, possibly all the exif they’ve stripped from uploaded photos, but these things aren’t in the ActivityPub outbox