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Bug #12722

add a warning about proprietary blobs in Trusting Tails

Added by dachary 5 months ago. Updated 5 months ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Hardware support
Target version:
-
Start date:
06/15/2017
Due date:
% Done:

0%

QA Check:
Feature Branch:
Type of work:
End-user documentation
Blueprint:
Easy:
Affected tool:

Description

The [binary blobs installed by default for network chips](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/12719) are a privacy threat that deserves to be documented in https://tails.boum.org/doc/about/trust/index.en.html

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#1 Updated by intrigeri 5 months ago

  • Category set to Hardware support
  • Status changed from New to Confirmed
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
  • Type of work changed from Communicate to End-user documentation

As a data point, the current state of things is that we mention the fact we include proprietary blobs there:

Loïc Dachary proposes that we mention it as well on https://tails.boum.org/doc/about/trust/, that itself already links to https://tails.boum.org/doc/about/license/ which documents the firmware thing already. I doubt the impact of the proposed change will be very big (compared to what we already have), but I think it's a good idea. Let's wait for a couple weeks to see what others think, and then if nobody has a strong objection: patches welcome :)

Setting priority = low as I don't think the beneficial impact is worth our technical writers committing to work on this instead of on their other tasks.

#2 Updated by u 5 months ago

I agree with the proposal. As a patch, we could simply link to the existing documents in order not to duplicate text.

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