[kde-community] user stats for Neon

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Fri Apr 15 06:50:29 UTC 2016


On quinta-feira, 14 de abril de 2016 14:16:03 PDT Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> But KDE cares about privacy and it's in our Vision and I don't want to
> be accused of violating that.  But currently I can't see how this can
> violate users privacy any more than an IP address can so I'm curious
> to hear what arguments might come up against this.

You can't track me by my IP address because it's always different after every 
boot (assuming the server has an IPv6 address, which it should because we're 
in 2016). The machine-id stays constant.

Yes, the machine-id is readable by all users and all processes, so it's not 
like I could stop a rogue process from transmitting it. But I'd rather a KDE 
process didn't do it.

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