Federation Myths

15.08.18 By: @lostinlight ,

Do federated networks guarantee privacy by default? Is federation more important than encryption?

Benjamin debunks some common myths in this article.

It could be taken as a state of affairs, bitter truth about modern web communications. It could also be regarded as a brief overview of actual serious drawbacks that require more attention and effort than we as developers currently invest into it. Can we store less metadata by default? Can extra data protections be added?

Modern web communications are here to stay. It may be just the right time to face these challenges.