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Month: November 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Ubuntu Caught Spying On Its Users

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2014 19:16:58 -0500
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> This page says it only affects 'Unity' and the other versions are okay,

This was all in the news years back; at the time it was just another
reason never to use that UI abomination called Unity.

By the way, the data leakage being scrutinized here is the fundamentally
same type that occurs with a stock Firefox/Chromium installation.  How
many people here have bothered to disable Web search autocomplete,
"malware protection", automatic redirect of mistyped URLs, switched to
Startpage, etc.?  If not done your browser will leak a surprising amount
of personal data over time. ;-)

> My concern is the version at
> but since it's
> Kubuntu Precise, I'm assuming it's safe?

I kept the "Kubuntu" name for those releases out of inertia, not because
they are based on official Kubuntu images.  This was confusing so the
"Kubuntu" name was dropped for R14.  Any security flaws in those images
would be due to oversights in the core system and/or TDE itself, not from
malicious spying of the type present in Unity.

I still don't have a short name for our new CD images (Tubuntu sounds like
a bad musical instrument), so the current ones are simply called "TDE
Ubuntu <version name>".  Ideas are welcome!

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