[ubuntu-uk] Worrying article

Bruno Girin brunogirin at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 17:53:49 UTC 2012


On 09/04/12 16:46, Colin Law wrote:
> 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.

I've added my own comment to the bug report, mostly in line with what
you say.

Bruno




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