GNOME starts privacy fundraising campaign
GNOME icon The GNOME Foundations's executive director, Karen Sandler, has announced a new "Friends of GNOME" fund raising campaign specifically to help make GNOME "one of the most secure computing environments available", with a particular focus on privacy. Billed as "Help make GNOME safer than ever", the privacy campaign will fund development of application containment, improved disk encryption support, integration of TOR (The Onion Router), better user control over diagnostic reporting, more robust VPN routing and applications using system-wide privacy settings. Also on the agenda are changes to control how GNOME devices identify themselves on local networks and the addition of anti-phishing features in GNOME's web browser, Web.
It appears the GNOME team are fully aware of the absolute need for security, full disk encryption with a particular focus on privacy and work actively working to answer end-users concerns by tightening up a robust series of approaches to carry that out. With more and more Linux distro's offering Full Disk Encryption as a option to it's end-users installers, Mint definitely should add the same option to it's installer. The newest Ubuntu distribution appears to offer that Full Disk Encryption option in it's installer as well as in Fedora it should be fast and relatively straight forward for the Mint development team to use the Ubuntu installation scheme to also add the option of Full Disk Encryption to those desiring it.If you wish to Vote in the Mint Community to have the Linux Mint distribution offering Full Disk Encryption as a new install option then please do so here:Add Option of Full Disk Encryption to all future Linux Mint Releaseshttp://community.linuxmint.com/idea/view/2144Reference:
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