@firstname.lastname@example.org By necessity we put a lot of trust in whoever hosts our data.
Mastodon could end up in a worse position because it's hard to audit who is hosting each server and what their privacy and security policies are.
How do the users on my server know that I don't rummage through their private DMs or store the backups insecurely or apply the latest patches?
Mastodon also has more transparrency about who your admin is. Don't like the admin? Move, or become an admin. These aren't choices with monolithic entities.
Socia is the Esperanto word for “social”. All domains that end with “.dev” can only be served over HTTPS. This guarantees that all interactions on Socia DEV will always be secure.