Will Mint 19.x contain Ubuntu's diagnostics data collection?

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Re: Linux Mint 19 - Phone Home Private User Data?

Post by JosephM » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:15 am

@karlchen Well said.
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Re: Will Mint 19.x contain Ubuntu's diagnostics data collection?

Post by MurphCID » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:03 pm

Karlchen, While I agree to a point, I just want it to be opt-in rather than something I have to opt out of during installation. If I trust the distribution, and the team, then I don't really have a problem opting in, just as long as I can later opt out, and the telemetry ends at that point. I trust Mint, they have been utterly transparent, and just good people, Ubuntu, especially after the Amazon issue, I don't trust.

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Re: Will Mint 19.x contain Ubuntu's diagnostics data collection?

Post by MurphCID » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:40 am

Apparently 18.X Ubuntu has a lack of love here: https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ubu ... -beta.html

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Re: Will Mint 19.x contain Ubuntu's diagnostics data collection?

Post by InkKnife » Fri May 11, 2018 12:46 am

If you go to the System Info panel in Mint you will find a button you can click to send your system info to the Mint devs, it's been there for years.
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Re: Will Mint 19.x contain Ubuntu's diagnostics data collection?

Post by Marziano » Fri May 11, 2018 3:21 am

Ubuntu ships with “ubuntu-report”, which collects metrics and usage data. This package won’t be present in Linux Mint, no data will be collected or sent.
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3555
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Re: Will Mint 19.x contain Ubuntu's diagnostics data collection?

Post by MurphCID » Fri May 11, 2018 3:06 pm

InkKnife wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 12:46 am
If you go to the System Info panel in Mint you will find a button you can click to send your system info to the Mint devs, it's been there for years.
That is fine by me, I can opt IN, not have to go try and opt out.

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Re: Will Mint 19.x contain Ubuntu's diagnostics data collection?

Post by smurphos » Fri May 11, 2018 11:52 pm

MurphCID wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 3:06 pm
InkKnife wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 12:46 am
If you go to the System Info panel in Mint you will find a button you can click to send your system info to the Mint devs, it's been there for years.
That is fine by me, I can opt IN, not have to go try and opt out.
That button doesn't actually send anything to the dev team - it simply uploads inxi output to a Github gist. The user would still need to provide the link to the gist to whoever they want to see the info.

The function is currently partly broken in any case as Github recently removed the facility to upload anonymous gists.

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Re: Will Mint 19.x contain Ubuntu's diagnostics data collection?

Post by MurphCID » Sat May 12, 2018 8:59 am

That is interesting. I am old, and I remember the days of (relative) privacy.

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Re: Will Mint 19.x contain Ubuntu's diagnostics data collection?

Post by lmuserx4849 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:42 pm

I trust LM distro more than most. Trust comes first, then everything else.
Ubuntu ships with “ubuntu-report”, which collects metrics and usage data. This package won’t be present in Linux Mint, no data will be collected or sent.

Monthly News – April 2018
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3555
Youtube @quidsup News that Linux Mint 19 Won’t be Spying

I just found quidsup and finding it easy to watch and informative (snap store application hiding cycrtocurreny mining was enlightening). His About says, "Long time Linux reviewer, and creator of anti-tracking system NoTrack. I also focus on IT Security News, Ubuntu, KDE, and Kodi Tutorials, Linux Gaming, and App Reviews."

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Re: Will Mint 19.x contain Ubuntu's diagnostics data collection?

Post by Citizen229 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:01 am

The hard data they are wanting to collect is irrelevant. Hardware specs data will be skewed. VM's will skew data, as well as the folks who are frequent bare metal installers.
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Re: Will Mint 19.x contain Ubuntu's diagnostics data collection?

Post by mediclaser » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:41 pm

One of the distros I tested last week asked (during install) if I would like to send my computer's data back to them, but I did not opt in. What annoyed me was it bugged me again about sending the info while I was at the middle of doing something. I may have to check again which one did that when I get the chance.

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