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The Linux Kernel & GNOME Desktop Preparing For Privacy Screen Support

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  • #11
    The video only demos face detection, not recognition. Not that either necessarily has to phone home to be effective. This should actually be pretty trivial to implement with just a python script running OpenCV lib.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by lucrus View Post
      All that work only to let users look at porn while in public places, what a waste of time...
      Kids today! What ever happened to "It downloaded itself, mum! It must be a virus!"

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      • #13
        Originally posted by extremesquared View Post
        The video only demos face detection, not recognition. Not that either necessarily has to phone home to be effective. This should actually be pretty trivial to implement with just a python script running OpenCV lib.
        I agree with you but i guarantee you that in the windows version your favorite NSA agent will have fun seeing people react to your screen going private when watching redtube

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        • #14
          Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
          treba Yeah. Canonical is part of GNOME.
          Why is one company part of GNOME, but not the other. Your comment should either have been All "RH, Canonical" (and possibly GNOME if there are some independent Gnome developer involved). Or it should have been "All Kernel & GNOME" but that adds nothing new from what was in the original story. Lets give credit where it is appropriate.

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          • #15
            AnAccount The kernel side is Red Hat only.

            User side is going to be a mix. For now it’s just Canonical’s PoC branches but soon it will be MRs that will go through design review, code review and release management. The user side is going to involve many different people so that’s GNOME (including RH, Canonical, Endlessm, Purism, Intel, Gnome.org, independents and others)

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            • #16
              Rather uninteresting. I would be much more interested in open source firmware, UEFI, and fingerprint sensor.

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              • #17
                uid313 This privacy screen stuff is probably part of some OEM agreement. It’s important to enterprise users.

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                • #18
                  This kind of support is why I recommend Thinkpads to people looking for a well supported Linux machine. And of course are against the idea of buying a "rebranded Clevo", despite those having a Linux support guarantee behind them.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by jrch2k8 View Post

                    I agree with you but i guarantee you that in the windows version your favorite NSA agent will have fun seeing people react to your screen going private when watching redtube
                    Lenovo is a Chinese company, so if you are not doing anything worth stealing, they will not bother with you...

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by lucrus View Post
                      All that work only to let users look at porn while in public places, what a waste of time...
                      Err, the most common reason why this feature gets attention is for example, because of business customers wanting it so they can work on their company stuff while being in a flight or coffee shop. It is a nice to have feature and works pretty well for avoiding casual eyes from prying on information they don't need to see.

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