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Feature #16535

Privacy-preserving way of counting Tails installations

Added by sajolida about 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

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Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
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Target version:
-
Start date:
03/06/2019
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0%

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Type of work:
Research
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Description

Cf. the countme proposal of Lennart Poettering for Fedora:

For Tails, we could send a "countme" along with the fetch of the security update feed every time a persistence is mounted in a new month, based on the "Last mount time" of /dev/mapper/TailsData_unlocked.

This would allow us to count the unique installations of Tails with persistence used in a given month (or week) in a privacy-preserving way.

It would complete the picture that we already have on:

  • Boot counts
  • Downloads (#14922)

I can't imagine how we could count the number of installation of Tails without persistence but we have data about the portion of Tails users with persistence elsewhere already (WhisperBack reports).


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #14531: Create a blueprint about the future of metrics Confirmed 08/30/2017
Related to Tails - Bug #17545: Consider having Tails systems report their version to us Confirmed

History

#1 Updated by sajolida about 1 year ago

  • Related to Feature #14531: Create a blueprint about the future of metrics added

#2 Updated by sajolida about 1 year ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#3 Updated by intrigeri 14 days ago

  • Related to Bug #17545: Consider having Tails systems report their version to us added

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