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

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun Jul 12 18:39:31 UTC 2015

On Sun, 12 Jul 2015 14:21:21 -0400, lukefromdc at hushmail.com wrote:
>Mate-panel clock applet if and only if configured with a location to
>show weather

Indeed, I'm using lxpanel's weather applet, but as already pointed out,
I don't care about security and a weather applet perhaps doesn't spy,
it likely only does indirectly provide information and could become a
security risk for some computer usage.

>Chromium (requires disabling Google services)
>Chrome (closed, cannot disable all the Google spyware)

atom-editor available by a PPA spies, but I guess it completely can be
turned off, sylpheed available by the official repositories checks for
updates, but it can be turned off.

Some users should consider what level of privacy they need.

I don't need protection against a regime were people are murdered, but
I dislike to inform what I do, to provide my passwords etc..

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