The File /var/lib/dbus/machine-id Matters For Your Privacy (and Devuan Fixed It)
Long-time Slashdot reader jaromil (Denis “Jaromil” Roio) writes: A couple of days in the past Devuan ASCII 2.1 used to be introduced and one replace has been lost sight of through maximum media shops: our dbus patch to re-generate machine-id at each and every boot.
This patch issues for everybody’s privateness and I’m hoping extra distributions will practice our instance, let by myself Debian. We are coping with necessary privateness implications: non-consensual person monitoring is unlawful in many nations and is now not even discussed within the machine-id documentation thus far.
“In principle, the machine-id will have to be a power identifier of the
present host,” explains the README documentation. “In follow, this reasons some privateness issues…”