Re: Privacy/Security Friends of GNOME campaign?

Hey Karen,

On Wed, 2012-12-12 at 23:19 -0500, Karen Sandler wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> The marketing team agreed that this time a privacy/security campaign would
> be great for a friends of GNOME drive. After Jacob Applebaum's talk at
> GUADEC, we heard a lot of people discussing how important these issues are
> and how we'd like to do more at GNOME.
> Are there areas of GNOME that you think could be improved from this
> perspective?
> Ideally we'd launch the campaign pretty soon, and the plan would be to
> again raise funds generally for the cause. This way we can raise awareness
> about the issue in addition to raising money. For the accessibility
> campaign, we are currently working on a call for proposals to use the
> money that we raised which we hope to publish soon, and I expect we'd do
> the same with these funds.
> It would be great to get an idea of what people think and give us an idea
> of what to work towards.

We're currently working on implementing the Privacy panel in the System
Settings, and what we'd actually need is not one big contribution, but
loads of small ones to various applications to make sure they follow the
privacy settings rather than doing their own thing.

Having said that, there's a number of things that could be worked on
lower down the levels which we'd need to achieve things like meaningful
segregation and containerisation of applications and D-Bus services (to
stop notifications being visible to all the session applications, or
location data leaking into other applications through D-Bus signals).

As long as it's clear what the target systems are (eg. Linux, D-Bus and
systemd in this case), I think it would have a good chance of being


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