[Dev] Blacklist zeitgeist in your-privacy-blacklist
isacdaavid at isacdaavid.info
Tue May 23 00:53:19 GMT 2017
Josh Branning wrote:
> It basically keeps a log of all of the users actions in the form of
> an sqllite3 database.
where do you draw the line between this kind of desktop log and the
plethora of traditional-ish system logs? should we also blacklist
journaling filesystems? storing useful information is something that
lots of programs are expected to do.
I sense a misunderstanding in the purpose of `your-privacy`. afaict,
`your-privacy` is designed to shun packages that exfiltrate
information to third parties (internet companies for example), but
zeitgeist only makes the information it collects locally-available
(correct me if I'm wrong, I don't use it myself).
> Deleting the package can cause problems for gnome-desktop users
> ...It is worth noting that this affects all gnome desktops, and
> ubuntu and it's derivatives.
I don't think so. I'm a GNOME user and I have never been asked to
install zeitgeist. I think this could be a problem for other
GNOME-based desktops though. I'm thinking of Elementary and Unity.
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