Zeitgeist Logs In Ubuntu

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  1. hogndog

    hogndog Registered Member

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    This application came as a surprise i didn't know it existed.. o_O

    Zeitgeist service comes pre-installed in Ubuntu and logs all activity such as files accessed, visited websites, etc. Activity Log Manager Zeitgeist is a GUI based application which lets you gain control of the information that Zeitgeist logs. It allows creating blacklists according to file or application type to disable logging for specified applications and user activities. This ensures that your personal information can be controlled from showing up in Zeitgeist logs. For example, you can use Activity log Manager to disabled logging for visited websites, certain file types (e.g. Libre Office files) and so on.

    Sounded like that thing Google did/does collecting our history, what's up with these jokers, I'm probably just overreacting like i did with spy cookies.. :shifty:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=99
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    At least it can be disabled, or removed from the source code entirely.
     
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    Its a tool for collecting metadata, similar to the search built into windows 7 and newer, allows for better organisation and searching of user data, which is what Unity uses for its searches and categorisation.

    Can you explain what the security/privacy issues are ?

    Cheers, Nick.
     
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