[3dprinter-general] Bug#884709: cura: Require explicit consent to anonymous slicing statistics

Gregor Riepl onitake at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 14:08:11 UTC 2017

Package: cura
Version: 3.0.3-2
Severity: important
Tags: upstream
Forwarded: https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/issues/2810

Cura includes a remote data collection plugin called "SliceInfo" that,
according to its description, gathers and submits anonymous information about
what is being sliced and printed with the program. Along with printer and
material settings, a hash of the models being printed is sent to a server
operated by the developer, Ultimaker B.V.

On first run, an message box is displayed, informing the user of the data
collection and how this feature can be turned off.

For some users, this may not be sufficient. A direct link to the data
protection policy and possibly a button to disable data collection would be
preferable. Or alternatively, the feature could be made opt-in and the message
adapted accordingly.

The issue has been reported upstream and is currently being discussed with the
developers under bug #2810.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (900, 'stable'), (500, 'unstable-debug'),
(500, 'testing-debug'), (300, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.14.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored:
LC_ALL set to en_GB.UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_GB:en (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL
set to en_GB.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages cura depends on:
ii  cura-engine                         1:3.0.3-2
ii  fonts-open-sans                     1.11-1
ii  python3                             3.6.3-2
ii  python3-pyqt5                       5.9.2+dfsg-1
ii  python3-pyqt5.qtopengl              5.9.2+dfsg-1
ii  python3-savitar                     3.0.3-3
ii  python3-serial                      3.4-1
ii  python3-uranium                     3.0.3-1
ii  qml-module-qt-labs-folderlistmodel  5.9.2-3
ii  qml-module-qt-labs-settings         5.9.2-3
ii  qml-module-qtqml-models2            5.9.2-3
ii  qml-module-qtquick-controls         5.9.2-2
ii  qml-module-qtquick-dialogs          5.9.2-2
ii  uranium-plugins                     3.0.3-1

Versions of packages cura recommends:
ii  fdm-materials     3.0.3-3
ii  python3-zeroconf  0.19.1-1

cura suggests no packages.

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