Is Mint going to begin passive key-logging like Canonical?

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Is Mint going to begin passive key-logging like Canonical?

Postby midgar » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:35 pm

Hi everyone,

I recently moved completely away from Ubuntu / Unity (I know that Mint is Ubuntu based) as it appears in their road-map their passive key-logger in Unity is going to be a major privacy concern. Also, personally, I completely disagree with it. Yes, I also know how to disable it, but I don't believe it should be something enabled by default.

Quote from eff.org:
"The new version of [Unity] Dash that comes with Ubuntu 12.10 [...] includes a new legal notice[...] that states that by using [the dash], you automatically agree to send your search term and IP address to a number of third parties."

Is the Mint team planning on doing something similar? From what I've read, I haven't found anything so I'm assuming "no". But I would like to hear some feedback.

Hope this topic isn't a little too "thick" for my first one. It's not supposed to come off as negative in any way. =P

Source: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/10/p ... data-leaks

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Re: Is Mint going to begin passive key-logging like Canonica

Postby bimsebasse » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:51 pm

Mint doesn't use Unity.
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!


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