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  • The Linux Kernel & GNOME Desktop Preparing For Privacy Screen Support

    Phoronix: The Linux Kernel & GNOME Desktop Preparing For Privacy Screen Support

    Over the past year there has been an uptick in Linux developers from different vendors working on laptop privacy screen support under Linux. When it comes to the support with newer Lenovo ThinkPad laptops, it looks like that kernel support could soon land and the GNOME desktop is already preparing to support this feature...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...rivacy-Screens

  • #2
    Originally posted by 144Hz
    All RH&GNOME as usual..
    Now we just have to wait 5-10years until Canonical joins in to have it with usable performance

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 144Hz
      All RH&GNOME as usual..
      Marco (aka. 3v1n0) who did the Gnome side work[1] is a canonical employee. So simply good cooperation as it seems.

      1: https://hackmd.io/@3v1n0/rkyIy3BOw

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      • #4
        LOL. This Lenovo Windows with "Glance by Mirametrix" advert is insane. So for privacy reasons camera is ALL THE TIME recording everything?! Let me guess: "Glance by Mirametrix" is proprietary software that is using face recognition "AI"? Probably driver and/or software require "telemetry" to call-home like almost everything nowadays...

        Anyway is is only digression about Android/Windows/iOS users that are used to the fact that everything they do is analysed by bigdata companies.

        Now thanks Lenovo, Red Hat and Gnome - similar functionality would be possible without sacrifice privacy!

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        • #5
          treba Yeah. Canonical is part of GNOME.

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          • #6
            I was watching that video and wondered how well AI, GIMP, the right camera settings, or a combination of all would be able to render that useless. Also, in the world of camera phones, video surveillance, identity theft, AI, and social engineering, how about using a little common sense like not doing private work in a busy, at-risk environment? If I were a CEO I'd really appreciate my CFO, managers, and office people working on banking and proprietary information in a crowded public building.

            It's cool that they're doing the work in getting the feature supported, but, IMHO, this is really only a feature for people doing stuff where they shouldn't be doing it or people working in places where their work-spaces aren't setup with privacy in mind. With both of those stupid people are to blame. Stupid people doing business where they shouldn't be doing it. Stupid people designing workplace layouts.

            I'm not trying to be come off as that negative. Y'all know me: I like new features. I just can't think of any reasons for this that don't breakdown to stupidity of some sort.

            The rain shot my plans for the day so I'm gonna get back to riding my camel around Egypt and exploring the pyramids.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 144Hz
              All RH&GNOME as usual..
              Isn't 80% of something better than 100% of nothing?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
                I was watching that video and wondered how well AI, GIMP, the right camera settings, or a combination of all would be able to render that useless. Also, in the world of camera phones, video surveillance, identity theft, AI, and social engineering, how about using a little common sense like not doing private work in a busy, at-risk environment? If I were a CEO I'd really appreciate my CFO, managers, and office people working on banking and proprietary information in a crowded public building.

                It's cool that they're doing the work in getting the feature supported, but, IMHO, this is really only a feature for people doing stuff where they shouldn't be doing it or people working in places where their work-spaces aren't setup with privacy in mind. With both of those stupid people are to blame. Stupid people doing business where they shouldn't be doing it. Stupid people designing workplace layouts.

                I'm not trying to be come off as that negative. Y'all know me: I like new features. I just can't think of any reasons for this that don't breakdown to stupidity of some sort.

                The rain shot my plans for the day so I'm gonna get back to riding my camel around Egypt and exploring the pyramids.
                I agree, sometimes technology is called upon to do stupid things due to the stupid behavior of human beings.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Danniello View Post
                  LOL. This Lenovo Windows with "Glance by Mirametrix" advert is insane. So for privacy reasons camera is ALL THE TIME recording everything?! Let me guess: "Glance by Mirametrix" is proprietary software that is using face recognition "AI"? Probably driver and/or software require "telemetry" to call-home like almost everything nowadays...

                  Anyway is is only digression about Android/Windows/iOS users that are used to the fact that everything they do is analysed by bigdata companies.

                  Now thanks Lenovo, Red Hat and Gnome - similar functionality would be possible without sacrifice privacy!
                  Probably sends your camera feed and all your keystrokes to Google, IBM, the NSA and Interpol, just to really really really keep you safe.

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                  • #10
                    All that work only to let users look at porn while in public places, what a waste of time...

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