[jitsi-dev] Google references in Facebook settings


#1

If I add a new account to Jitsi (File > Add New Account), select Facebook, and click "Advanced" many of the settings refer to Google (see attached).

For example, an option in the "Connection" tab says "Enable Google Contacts search." This setting, checked by default, appears to give Facebook access to my Google Contacts. Is this really what you mean? If this is what it does, I suggest having it unchecked by default.

After further investigation I discovered that the same UI is used for all XMPP accounts. In which case, I suggest removing the Google-specific language from the Advanced settings of non-Google accounts.

Since Jitsi is catering to privacy conscious users, appearances of privacy violations can turn users away. It was enough to stop me from signing in to Facebook using Jitsi (at least until I found out more information).

David

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#2

Hey

If I add a new account to Jitsi (File > Add New Account), select
Facebook, and click "Advanced" many of the settings refer to Google (see
attached).

For example, an option in the "Connection" tab says "Enable Google
Contacts search." This setting, checked by default, appears to give
Facebook access to my Google Contacts. Is this really what you mean? If
this is what it does, I suggest having it unchecked by default.

Google contacts only applies to accounts to are actually affiliated with
Google. This might be Google Talk, Gmail or Google Apps for Business. If
enabled AND the account is some kind of Google, the contacts of this account
are searched if you type something into the dial-field of Jitsi, just like
you would search the local contacts or an LDAP server.

After further investigation I discovered that the same UI is used for
all XMPP accounts. In which case, I suggest removing the Google-specific
language from the Advanced settings of non-Google accounts.

Yes, thats true. Feel free to open a feature request, but this will
definitely be a relatively low priority as it is not that trivial.

Since Jitsi is catering to privacy conscious users, appearances of
privacy violations can turn users away. It was enough to stop me from
signing in to Facebook using Jitsi (at least until I found out more
information).

The privacy conscious users don't have a Facebook account, don't they? :wink:

David

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