[Bug 50387] Default "privacy" settings don't respect privacy

Lorenzo J. Lucchini ljlbox at tiscali.it
Mon Jun 19 20:45:41 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: kopete

To reproduce on a default Kubuntu Dapper installation:

1) Start Kopete
2) Right click on the tray icon, select "Configure..."

*Problem A*

3) Select "Behaviour", and go into the "Away settings" tab
You will see that "Become available when detecting activity again" is activated.

*Problem B*

3) Select "Accounts", select any Jabber account (or create one), then select "Modify..."
You will see that "Always send notifications" is enabled, and all three possible notifications are enabled.
If my understanding is correct, those options (specifically the second and third ones) send third parties information about keyboard and mouse events happening on the user's desktop, as well as information about window focus.

*Problem C*

Proceed as in problem B.
You will see that "Hide system and client info" is disabled. While this is probably harmless in most cases, I do not see a compelling reason for OS information to be sent by default by an instant messanger client.

I do not know if these or similar problems happen with account types other than Jabber.

** Affects: kdenetwork (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Untriaged
         Status: Unconfirmed

Default "privacy" settings don't respect privacy

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