[ubuntu-studio-devel] How wide spread is Linux spyware?

lukefromdc at hushmail.com lukefromdc at hushmail.com
Sat Jul 11 18:04:20 UTC 2015

Thanks for the update about Ardour. That tells me never to install it in a
network-connected machine.

On 7/10/2015 at 5:01 PM, "Ralf Mardorf" <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
>On Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:03:13 -0700 (PDT), Len Ovens wrote:
>>On Fri, 10 Jul 2015, lukefromdc at hushmail.com wrote:
>>> ALL software that reports back to its authors (phones home) can
>>> place users in certain categories in physical danger. Here's an
>>> example: UbuntuStudio or any other Linux media distro is likely 
>>> be used by social activists media makers like myself.
>>I do not know how intrusive it is, but Ardour checks for new 
>>I do not know if this is just the ardour.org binaries or the
>>debian/ubuntu versions as well.
>So does Sylpheed too, while the update check is disabled :( or 
>maybe I
>disabled it by the dialog box that popped up a few days ago, if 
>so, it
>at least was checked by default. At least in the past Opera did 
>too, but web browsers anyway tend to do strange things in the
>background. Since Opera has got a custom license I don't care, but 
>dislike if native Linux software by default connects to the
>Internet, doing things without permission to do.
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