Bug #12722

add a warning about proprietary blobs in Trusting Tails

Added by dachary about 1 month ago. Updated 25 days ago.

Status:ConfirmedStart date:06/15/2017
Priority:LowDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Category:Hardware support
Target version:-
QA Check: Blueprint:
Feature Branch: Easy:
Type of work:End-user documentation Affected tool:


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


#1 Updated by intrigeri about 1 month 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 25 days 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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