[ubuntu-uk] Worrying article

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 9 15:46:09 UTC 2012

On 9 April 2012 16:18, Bruno Girin <brunogirin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/04/12 15:16, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 9 April 2012 14:37, Alan Bell <alan.bell at libertus.co.uk> wrote:
>>> On 09/04/12 11:20, Steve wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> well apart from tossing in the word "zeitgeist" (which nobody really
>>> understands and would be called jargon or gobbledygook geek stuff by most
>>> people) I don't really see what my explanation added over the default text
>>> that is on the screenshots and there to be read. What was the bit I said
>>> that was helpful compared to what is there already?
>> I think that your comments made it clear /where/ the information is
>> being stored (on the PC not off on the internet somewhere) and /why/
>> (for the users convenience not for snooping purposes).  You may think
>> that these things are obvious but that is not necessarily correct.
> That sounds like the sort of details that should go in the existing bug
> report to help clarify it:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/activity-log-manager/+bug/967056
> Colin, do you want to do that so that you can express it in your own
> words? Otherwise I'm happy to add more details to the comments so that
> the developers understand the nature of the problem. I should probably
> install activity-log-manager so that I can see for myself what the whole
> thing is about :-)

I have added my comments, but anyone with any input should do the same I think.


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