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Re: Emacs project mission (was Re: "If you're still seeing problems, pl

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Emacs project mission (was Re: "If you're still seeing problems, please reopen." [
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:38:30 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> The specific problem here is that report-emacs-bug includes data that
> might be sensitive.  It would be good to remind people that they don't
> have to send that data, and help them avoid it if/when they want to.
> But let's do that in the simplest possible way.

The "Recent messages" bit in the bug reports is a bomb just waiting to
blow up.  At some point somebody will be doing some mining of the bug
repo for "interesting" messages and do a write-up of how horribly lax
the GNU project it with people's privacy.

And they'd be correct: I think including that bit in the bug report is
indefensible.  (Not to mention useless.)

(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
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