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

lukefromdc at hushmail.com lukefromdc at hushmail.com
Sun Jul 12 18:57:02 UTC 2015

A weather applet itself does not spy, my concern is creating a list of all IP addresses
a portable machine connects from. This is no concern on a stationary desktop, it is a 
serious concern on a laptop that travels to a variety of places you do not want all to
appear in a list somewhere subject to subpeona or to bulk surveillance.

On 7/12/2015 at 2:39 PM, "Ralf Mardorf" <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
>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 
>>show weather
>Indeed, I'm using lxpanel's weather applet, but as already pointed 
>I don't care about security and a weather applet perhaps doesn't 
>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 
>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, 
>I dislike to inform what I do, to provide my passwords etc..
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