Note that he also poses an interesting question: "It seems inevitable that someone would do this; is there anything we can do to prevent this from happening again?"
@href what have he downloaded ?
@marsxyz not sure, he didn't reply this specific question / privacy. However he just scrapped the account endpoint so name bio following followers. public stuff.
@marsxyz IMO it's a non issue. That's why I decided yesterday to first contact the bot owner before taking any action.
The bot owner stopped his research for now & will try contacting the community.
(IMO a topology/research of the fediverse network would be an AWESOME research.)
@marsxyz lot of admins saw the bot as agressive and evil.
@href if he access the same URI style every X times, just make a fail2ban jail for that :D
@dashie That would prevent him. He already stopped.
That would not prevent any kind of real, privacy sucking, bot. Doing a stealth one is a breeze on the fediverse.