** Changed in: zeitgeist
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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Title:
  security/privacy hole in zeitgeist

Status in Zeitgeist Framework:
  Fix Released
Status in “zeitgeist” package in Ubuntu:
  Confirmed

Bug description:
  zeitgeist data files don't seem to use the write permissions by
  default:

  user@machine:~/.local/share/zeitgeist$ ls -l
  total 7244
  -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 3776512 2012-02-03 23:47 activity.sqlite
  -rw-rw-r-- 1 user user 1996800 2011-10-17 03:09 activity.sqlite.bck
  -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 1623848 2012-02-03 23:47 activity.sqlite-journal

  so that any user on the same machine (or with network access to the
  home drive), including the guest user, will be able to read the highly
  sensitive private information of everybody else and use it to
  blackmail the users, or whatever nasty things one could do with
  private information.

  this could be fixed by having the right permissions or even better by
  making all the privacy-killing features of ubuntu opt in...

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