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My Mastodon server, cyberplace.social, has received a legal threat in an attempt to have a user's thread deleted. It is styled as a cease and desist.

I have published the email here:
https://github.com/GossiTheDog/Cyberplace/blob/main/LegalThreats/Cease%20and%20Desist%20Order%20-%20Felix%20Juhl

This is the thread they are trying to have removed, you should be careful not to boost or interact with it.

https://cyberplace.social/@shakal/109528246434459657

If anybody is wondering, yes, it is real and no it isn't phishing. And yes, they sent it from an Apple customer email address, [email protected].

They claim to be representing Felix Juhl of Artefaktum LLC, a cybersecurity company.

@GossiTheDog boosting for glory of the great untrue facts

@GossiTheDog I wonder why they cited, of all things, a King County Superior Court civil case here?

The original toots had zero boosts, zero favorites and zero replies before they sent the email — and for some reason wasn’t indexed on Google.

Now it’s on several thousand Fediverse servers, and translated by Google:
https://mastoreader-io.translate.goog/?url=https://mastodon.social/@rotopenguin/112338579606649645&_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US&_x_tr_pto=wapp

barbra streisand

@GossiTheDog ah yes, artefaktum, with former VP of Fargo Wells (sic)

@GossiTheDog you should probably report that email address to Apple, "[email protected]" looks like something one would use in a targeted phishing campaign.
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Interestingly, after almost 24 hours exactly none of the Mastodon discussion has been indexed by Google.

@GossiTheDog We do not have sourcemaps, and I do not think that they crawl the various RSS feeds we publish (there are a lot of them!). A Google team reached out to us to see how we could improve our indexing so more “real-time" posts are surfaced on search, so there may be some improvements in the coming months if we figure out how to do it properly.

@GossiTheDog I am not sure this works for Twitter nowadays, as they cut off they API / firehose

@GossiTheDog @rysiek link to it from your own site(s) to let the indexer know it's there.

Google and other search engines have finally picked it up.

I’ve had a request to remove a name from the cease and desist request I put on GitHub now. Apparently nobody wants to be the one who sent it.