Push feature relinquinshing control over data
I joined the Diaspora* community a few weeks ago and I'm sure this topic already has been discussed but I couldn't find anything using the Loomio search feature. Feel free to slap my hand if I overlooked an older thread.
According to its homepage, the Diaspora* project promises privacy and data ownership. However, I found that the content replication between pods is going against both those concepts.
The concept I like the most about Diaspora* is that if you don't trust any podmin with your private data you can be your own podmin. However, the push feature sends my private message to each pod whose user I'm chatting with privately, exposing their content to their respective podmins I did explicitly not trust when I set up my own pod. I appreciate that not all podmins can read all my private messages, but isn't one remote podmin forced trust enough to endanger the Privacy and Data Ownership concept of Diaspora*?
I'm not that thick however, and I figure this is a tradeoff whose extreme is technically extremely costly, but I was wondering if it bothered, even lightly like for me, anyone else? Coming from Facebook where every employee could potentially pry my otherwise innocuous private messages open, it still feels like an improvement, but I can't help but wonder if Diaspora* could have reasonably gone all the way. I totally get the push feature for public content, but as a podmin, even a tiny one, I'd feel uneasy hosting the private messages of people on remote pods just because one of my users started a private conversation with them.
What do you think?