[ubuntu-uk] Worrying article

Steve yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 9 10:20:25 UTC 2012

On Mon, 09 Apr 2012 10:29:02 +0100
Alan Bell <alanbell at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> On 09/04/12 09:24, Bill Baker wrote:
> > This has appeared on Linux Today site:
> >
> > "Should you be worried about Ubuntu Desktop's privacy settings?"
> > "LinuxBSDos: I hope that I am wrong, but your new Ubuntu system could be
> > used to spy on you."
> >
> > http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2012-04-09-002-41-SC-UB
> >
> > Should someone [in a position to do be authoritative on the reply]
> > actually respond or reply to the article I wonder?
> That whole article appears to be a journalist saying "I have no idea 
> what this stuff is". This is a bit sad as the journalist in question 
> could have actually done some finding out, and then explained to the 
> readership what it was rather than publishing a content free article.
The problem is not with the journalist but, Ubuntu.  The explanations as to what is going on with these settings can best be described as vague.  Until Alan's explanation I wasn't sure what they're for.  I've submitted a bug #977106 to LP if people would like to add to it.

Steve <yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com>

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