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Maya Cinnamon Privacy»Diagnostics settings say "Ubuntu"

Postby Ghostbird » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:31 am

I'm running Mint 13 Maya with Cinnamon desktop.

In the diagnostics tab of the privacy settings menu, it says:
Ubuntu can collect anonymous information that helps developers improve it. All informations collected is covered by our privacy policy.
(button: Privacy Policy linksto:

People using this computer can:

(checkbox) Send error reports to Canonical
Error reports include information on what a program was doing when it failed. You always have the choice to send or cancel an error report.

Why does it say Ubuntu and Canonical? Is this an error? The first mention of Ubuntu almost certainly is an error, I'm pretty¹ sure I'm running Mint. I've disabled it, but where would my information be sent if I did enable it? Assuming it's really sent to Canonical, is this simply because Mint doesn't have a Crash Database (yet) or is there another reason?

I don't plan on enabling this, but I think it might be important for other people to know where their private information is sent, and I couldn't find the answers using this forum's search function.

¹ That's an understatement, of course I know I'm running mint.
Confusing Privacy»Diagnostics settings screen in Mint 13 Maya with Cinnamon
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Re: Maya Cinnamon Privacy»Diagnostics settings say "Ubuntu"

Postby veggen » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:44 am

I presume it's really sent to Canonical, as I'm pretty sure Mint does not have such a database. Also, maybe it says Ubuntu because the whole thing has nothing to do with Mint... Just my thoughts, though.

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