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Sunset the screensaver #3722

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huertanix opened this Issue Aug 18, 2018 · 2 comments

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huertanix commented Aug 18, 2018

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During SecureDrop trainings, journalists will be surprised and worried that the screen they have come back to is now blank and wonder if something broke. Although the screensaver may add some security from shoulder-surfing, Tails OS (and Qubes?) already have screensavers enabled by default, so this feature is no longer needed and should be removed.

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This design recommendation is informed by direct observation of SecureDrop users in newsroom implementations. Side note: Generally speaking, people are familiarized with screensavers through their operating system, but not through websites, making this a fairly alien concept to basically everyone.

@emkll emkll added the UX label Aug 28, 2018

@redshiftzero redshiftzero added this to the Long Term Product Backlog milestone Sep 5, 2018

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mdrose commented Sep 24, 2018

After searching the code and testing the interfaces, the screensaver seems to only be present on the Source interface, not the Journalist interface. Was this already removed without closing this issue, or is removing it from the Source interface also desired? Unless I'm missing something?

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huertanix commented Oct 9, 2018

@mdrose I think that the screensaver should be removed on the source interface as well. We have no visibility on how sources use SecureDrop in the wild by design, but we can safely assume a website screensaver is just as alien to them as it is to journalists.

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