|Summary:||GNOME enables location by default|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Brian Lane <bcl>|
|Component:||gnome-shell||Assignee:||Owen Taylor <otaylor>|
|Status:||CLOSED EOL||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||21||CC:||beland, dennis, fmuellner, notting, otaylor, samkraju, walters|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2015-12-02 03:21:43 UTC||Type:||Bug|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Brian Lane 2014-08-06 15:49:54 UTC
It appears that GNOME is enabling location awareness by default. There is a menu item 'Location: Enabled' during use of the live media for example. Providing location services without the user's explicit permission could violate their privacy. This should be disabled by default, and applications that wish to use it should be whitelisted by the user.
Comment 1 Václav Pavlín 2014-08-11 14:31:29 UTC
I guess this is in GNOME settings - but I agree this should be disabled by default.
Comment 2 Christopher Beland 2014-12-29 19:17:43 UTC
Hmm, I upgraded from Fedora 20 to Fedora 21 via FedUp, and under Privacy in Gnome Settings, Location Services is disabled for me. I don't *think* I changed it manually, so maybe it differs depending on the installation technique?
Comment 3 Florian Müllner 2015-01-13 15:34:54 UTC
The settings does default to disabled upstream ...  https://git.gnome.org/browse/gsettings-desktop-schemas/tree/schemas/org.gnome.system.location.gschema.xml.in.in#n4
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