This information can be configured at home.mycroft.ai for the convenience to configure it with a GUI, but then you’ll be storing that on Mycroft Inc servers. If you don’t trust Mycroft Inc to store your data, you can configure locally all those in each mycroft instance through the
That being said. If you still want to see what a skill is doing with your data, you can see the code by yourself, is not a black box like commercial assistants, so there is nothing to hide.
@malevolent explained it very well
I just want to add that if you install a skill from the marketplace it has been reviewed by humans and is safe to install. So even if you dont look at source code you can be assured someone did
When installing skills from random github repos use your judgment, if you can look at the code do, if not check if its a known comunity member etc… There have been 0 known cases of spying or malware skills so far
Thank you @JarbasAl and @malevolent. You both explained very well. To clarify, I am a student doing a project on the Privacy of the skills in Mycroft. I am trying to answer some questions that are going to be of interest to the users, developers, and owners of Mycroft. I am sure this is going to reassure the users about the high privacy of Mycroft.
If you think there are further relevant sources on privacy of Mycroft, please do not hesitate to share.
Thank you so much
You can run Mycroft entirely offline, by installing and hosting the selene backend by yourself or the personal backend, and use Mozilla DeepSpeech as your STT, so no information needs to leave your own network, yet you’ll need to have some horse power to run all those engines.