So I was interested in Lemmy, I checked Privacy policies of multiple instances; so far I cannot find any instance which doesn’t collect IP address at all; many instances dont even provide any info about what data they are collection (however they are using cookies so I assume they will be logging IPs too). I found some instances that say they delete IP address logs after 12 months, these are :

  1. linux.community
  2. endlesstalk.org
  3. lemmy.one

If anyone knows any other instance with similar or better policy for the user, kindly comment because I took quite a time to read through the “Legal” section of the instances.

Also, I find it odd that lemmy instances are storing 12 months, many firefish instances store IP addresses for 90 days

  • canuteOP
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    10 months ago

    I meant that such instances are collecting cookies for login without informing the user or/and not providing any Privacy Policy. Even if they are not collecting IP addresses (which I think is not the case for many), the fact that those instances are not mentioning what data is being collected makes me think that they aren’t concerned about user anonymity.

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      10 months ago

      Lemmy isn’t meant to be an anonymous platform afaik. Any web server is going to collect IP addresses by default. Even if the server admin doesn’t keep those logs, it’s still possible for the ISP to keep similar logs

      If you’re worried about that, you’d be better off using tor or a vpn