“Desktop Activity Logging”

zeitgeist logo

you should remove this from your system… i guess it comes per default with Gnome3 and resembles Spotlight and Microsoft-Indexing service.

All aiming at collecting all unique files that exist on this planet.


“Is a service that runs in the background and records user activity, what websites visited, what documents edited, emails written, what conversations taken… but no passwords, keywords (HAHA! then it would e called a keylogger)”

it is logging the usage of the “empathy” messanger AND (!) what files you have on your EXTERNAL MEDIAS!

vim ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite


Fot what ever reason?

you should:

stop and remove the deamon

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uname -a ; # what version i am running
Debian/Gnom3 Linux 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u2 (2016-01-02) i686 GNU/Linu

username@laptop:~/.local/share/zeitgeist/fts.index$ ll
total 7.7M
drwxr-xr-x 2 username username 4.0K Feb 16 16:37 .
drwx—— 3 username username 4.0K Jun 12 2015 ..
-rw-r–r– 1 username username 0 Feb 16 16:05 flintlock
-rw-r–r– 1 username username 28 Jun 12 2015 iamchert
-rw-r–r– 1 username username 54 Feb 16 16:35 position.baseA
-rw-r–r– 1 username username 54 Feb 16 16:37 position.baseB
-rw-r–r– 1 username username 2.1M Feb 16 16:37 position.DB
-rw-r–r– 1 username username 46 Feb 16 16:37 postlist.baseA
-rw-r–r– 1 username username 46 Feb 16 16:35 postlist.baseB
-rw-r–r– 1 username username 1.8M Feb 16 16:37 postlist.DB
-rw-r–r– 1 username username 19 Feb 16 16:37 record.baseA
-rw-r–r– 1 username username 19 Feb 16 16:35 record.baseB
-rw-r–r– 1 username username 120K Feb 16 16:37 record.DB
-rw-r–r– 1 username username 78 Feb 16 16:37 termlist.baseA
-rw-r–r– 1 username username 78 Feb 16 16:35 termlist.baseB
-rw-r–r– 1 username username 3.7M Feb 16 16:37 termlist.DB

dpkg -l|grep zeitgeist; # check out what zeitgeist related packages are installed
ii libzeitgeist-2.0-0:i386 0.9.14-2.2 i386 library to access Zeitgeist – shared library
ii python-zeitgeist 0.9.14-2.2 all event logging framework – Python bindings
ii zeitgeist 0.9.14-2.2 all event logging framework
ii zeitgeist-core 0.9.14-2.2 i386 event logging framework – engine
ii zeitgeist-datahub 0.9.14-2.2 i386 event logging framework – passive logging daemon

apt-cache search zeitgeist; # search what software packages are available for this

activity-log-manager – blacklist configuration user interface for Zeitgeist
gnome-activity-journal – graphical user interface for Zeitgeist
zeitgeist-datahub – event logging framework – passive logging daemon

zeitgeist-daemon –quit; # stop zeitgeist-daemon
killall zeitgeist-daemon; # make shure it quits
killall zeitgeist-datahub; # make shure it quits
ps uax|grep zeit; # check if we killed the dragon

apt-get remove –purge zeitgeist-core zeitgeist zeitgeist-datahub python-zeitgeist libzeitgeist-2.0-0:i386; # actually remove the packages

Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libidl0 liborbit2 python-gconf python-gnome2 python-gst0.10 python-pyorbit
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
empathy* gnome-activity-journal* gnome-contacts* gnome-core* libfolks-telepathy25* libzeitgeist-2.0-0* python-zeitgeist*
task-gnome-desktop* zeitgeist* zeitgeist-core* zeitgeist-datahub*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 11 to remove and 107 not upgraded.
After this operation, 8,570 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y

# remove the zeitgeist-database

find ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/ -type f -exec shred {} \; # shred every file in the directory
rm -rf ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/; # remove the directory

investigating …

to see what the engine is recording install this:

apt-get install apt-get install gnome-activity-journal; # checking out what is behind this

zeitgeist datahub gnome-activity-journal

i am not shure about you

but for me this looks like a pretty privacy intrusive system than a feature…

why would i want to know what files i used three years ago at 10.00 o’clock?

zeitgeist datahub gnome-activity-journal2

“You can safely remove the zeitgeist-core package if you are using the Classic Desktop. Afterwards, delete the “$HOME/.local/share/zeitgeist/” folder.”


PING zeitgeist-project.com ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from li109-97.members.linode.com ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=44 time=205 ms


** (zeitgeist-datahub:25013): WARNING **: zeitgeist-datahub.vala:228: Unable to get name "org.gnome.zeitgeist.datahub" on the bus!

whois zeitgeist-project.com

this site is running wordpress 3.01


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whois Jamal Fanaian@Synchweb

does not exist… ghost?

https://startpage.com/do/search?q=Jamal%20Fanaian%20Synchweb -> no results

https://startpage.com/do/search?q=Synchweb -> more results




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SynchWeb: a modern interface for ISPyB

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Edited by V. T. Forsyth, Institut Laue–Langevin, France, and Keele University, UK (Received 10 December 2014; accepted 9 March 2015; online 25 April 2015)

SynchWeb is a modern interface to the ISPyB database. It significantly simplifies sample registration and is targeted towards live data collection monitoring and remote access for macromolecular crystallography.

It adds a variety of new features including project management, an integrated diffraction image viewer, and a map and model viewer, as well as displaying results from automated analysis pipelines. Virtually all aspects of an experiment can be monitored through the web browser and the success of each experiment can be evaluated.

sounds just like NSA’s prism.

Keywords: data collection; remote access; macromolecular crystallography.

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“Dan I may be way off base here, but I believe this program – zeitgeist, originated in the Ubuntu camp. I believe it is the base for their search, which then was expanded with shopping lens to include Amazon and other online entities in your search.

I believe the thought behind it is: your searching your music library for foghat, and along with that pops up deep purple and other classic rock groups – as well, Amazon offers to sell you Cheap Trick Live at Budakon

My guess of zeitgeist and Fedora, development of a desktop search engine of your own personal data. Which is hopefully contained to your management. In ubuntu, the management of zeitgeist is under System Settings > Personal – you can turn on and off various search and record functions, or turn it off all together.”

checking out the database

apt-get install sqlitebrowser; # want to know more about the *.sqlite files


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