"I does not chime in with same critisism. As pointed out by author (ref http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/08/is-zeitgeist-spying-on-you) and since the code is Open, I believe it is far better to have Logs aggregated in a central fashion rather than un-knowingly have scattered log files around holding essentially same information. The question is: Do new information arise when you see the aggregated information presented as Zeitgeist show it ? I believe yes, and if you believe/think you are spending too much time on useless stuff, Zeitgeist can in fact show if this is the case in many circumstances. Hence you can change your behaviour if you acknowlegde this fact. P.S. The URL for the package is wrong and should instead refer to the Program Manager within Mint."