[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.


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Steve <yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com>



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