Linux users still vulnerable to snoops
Source: Canada Computes [LinuxToday] - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Privacy In Linux, there is no system registry, so there is no easy way for companies to track much information about you. The prospect of software in Linux sending information without my knowledge, while possible, hardly seemed worth worrying about. That is, . . . In Linux, there is no system registry, so there is no easy way for companies to track much information about you. The prospect of software in Linux sending information without my knowledge, while possible, hardly seemed worth worrying about. That is, until recently. ... My advice? If you can, disable Sendmail. If that's not an option for you, keep an eye on your logfiles. If a program sends information without your consent, alert people to the fact and boycott all of the author's programs. Maybe when the downloads dry up, he or she might get a clue and begin to be upfront about everything.

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