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The perils of desktop tracking

The perils of desktop tracking

Posted Apr 19, 2012 23:04 UTC (Thu) by seif (guest, #73692)
In reply to: The perils of desktop tracking by fb
Parent article: The perils of desktop tracking

FWIW the activity log manager now is shipped with Ubuntu per default and can be found by just searching for privacy in the unity dash or settings manager. We are open for other ways of exposing the non-logging functionality. I was thinking for example exposing it during installation of Ubuntu and ask the user if he wants his activities to be logged or not. And the benefits and downsides.

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The perils of desktop tracking

Posted Apr 26, 2012 5:20 UTC (Thu) by steffen780 (guest, #68142) [Link]

I think asking for this during install or after first boot is a very, very good idea. 100 bonus points if that also includes handling e.g. browser history and IM logging. It doesn't have to be complicated (to the user), just over the usual 4 options:
- Max logging
- Default (14 or 30 days browser history, no Zeitgeist)
- No logging
- Custom

I think the various smartphone and facebook scandals might be leading to increased awareness by normal users such as those targeted by Ubuntu.

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