Articles Tagged privacy

privacy in Ubuntu

Ubuntu Will No Longer Track Which Packages Users Install

Ubuntu will no longer log which packages users install from the archives. The 'popularity contest' package will not ship in future versions of the distro.

15 July 2020

KDE Plasma 5.18 Includes a System Report Tool — But It’s Strictly Opt-In

KDE developers are keen to 'learn' more about how people use the Plasma desktop, the hardware they run it on, and the features they enable.

21 January 2020

ProtonMail Launch a Privacy-Focused Alternative to Google Calendar

Proton Calendar is a private calendaring solution from the makers of ProtonMail that uses end-to-end encryption of all events, titles and dates created.

2 January 2020
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Librem One Campaign Will De-Google Your Life for $7.99/m

Purism announce a suite of privacy focused mobile apps for Android and iOS devices, including a encrypted VPN and chat client, and a private e-mail service.

30 April 2019

GNOME 3.32 Gives Users More Say Over What Apps Can Access

Users can look forward to greater control over installed applications in the upcoming release of GNOME 3.32. A new ‘Applications‘ panel has been created by developers that offers users more control over the majority of […]

4 February 2019
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The Average Ubuntu Install Takes 18 Minutes (And Other Stats)

Did you know that the average Ubuntu install takes just 18 minutes? That’s one of several nuggets of information Canonical has collected (and now revealed) thanks to the new “Ubuntu Report” tool included in Ubuntu […]

23 June 2018
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This is the Data Ubuntu Collects About Your PC

Ubuntu added a new data collection tool to its latest release — but what kind of data does it collect exactly? Canonical is being upfront and open about the new Ubuntu data collection policy Thanks to […]

5 May 2018
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Ubuntu will let upgraders ‘opt-in’ to data collection in 18.04

Canonical, as I’ve no doubt you’re now fully aware of, plan to collect system data in new installs of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on an opt-out basis. The data they want to collect — forgive the feverish proclamations of […]

23 February 2018
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Ubuntu Wants to Collect Data About Your System

Ubuntu wants to collect data on users' systems to 'help improve Ubuntu'. The diagnostic data collection will be opt-out, and enabled by default for all new installs of Ubuntu 18.04.

14 February 2018
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Purism is Crowdfunding an Encrypted Linux Phone

Crowdfunding for a Linux phone that respects your privacy and keep your data secure is underway by Linux laptop maker Purism.

24 August 2017
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Ubuntu ‘Spyware’ Will Be Disabled In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Unity's controversial online search feature is being disabled by default in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, due for release in April.

8 January 2016

Reddit Admin Flags Potential Unity Scope Privacy Issue

An alleged privacy leak with the Unity Reddit Scope in Ubuntu has been uncovered.

27 April 2014