Pinboard’s Stance Against IFTTT

Maciej Cegłowski:

Imagine if your sewer pipe started demanding that you make major changes in your diet.

Now imagine that it got a lawyer and started asking you to sign things.

You would feel surprised.

This is the position I find myself in today with IFTTT, a form of Internet plumbing that has been connecting peacably to my backend for the past five years, but which has recently started sending scary emails.

If you’re not familiar with what happened between Pinboard and IFTTT, check it out here.