[ubuntu-studio-devel] US Wiki/ help regarding data protection

lukefromdc at hushmail.com lukefromdc at hushmail.com
Tue Jun 21 18:13:18 UTC 2016

One more point about the various debates here: While Ubuntu with Unity
has shared personal information, UbuntuStudio has never used Unity and
never had the shopping lens or its descendants.  

On 6/21/2016 at 2:08 PM, "Ralf Mardorf" <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
>On Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:15:42 +0200, Set Hallstrom wrote:
>> Because Ubuntu Studio is open, cares for freedom and strives for
>> transparency, it's true that Ubuntu Studio offers
>> better control over your privacy than proprietary operating 
>> usually do. Ubuntu Studio does not include software for 
>> and/or anonymity, but you can and are free to install such tools.
>> However, even when you use tools known to grant the strongest
>> available privacy, there are still pitfalls.
>> As soon as a computer is connected to the Internet, user errors 
>> misunderstandings, can render even the strongest protections 
>> Third parties not necessarily need to do something manipulative; 
>> user's lack of knowledge can easily make sensitive information
>> public, usage-patterns can easily make the origin of sensitive
>> information identifiable and once such data is stored on the
>> Internet, there's no way to control it.
>> Journalists, activists or anybody else working with sensitive
>> information should consider never connecting computers 
>> such information to the Internet. Engaging in media production 
>> implies a high-level of threat is a very serious step that goes
>> beyond the scope and purpose of Ubuntu Studio. To learn more 
>> how to transfer sensitive information via Internet securely, you 
>> start here: https://freedom.press/digital-security  
>I'm fine with this text, perhaps the link to links is not that 
>good. I
>suspect it's not that much related to Linux, e.g. the FSF link 
>Two important sources regarding the state of affairs are the CCC 
>Those sources aren't good to learn about data protection, but to 
>informed about what is going on.
>Even the following services could be useful:
>Best practise is to follow security mailing lists. I'm not doing 
>but at least I'm subscribed to general mailing lists, were 
>security is
>more important, such as freebsd-questions.
>I have serious doubts regarding security tips. It's better to be
>informed about what is going on and to avoid computers for 
>data. How often do we read complains regarding sent mails that are
>stored encrypted? There are too many security wholes, such as 
>storing the mails they sent encrypted, as decrypted mails on their
>computers and things like this.
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