Hey Foundations Team!
This is my first post in this discourse so forgive my etiquette if this isn’t the right way to pursue this. There is an issue in GeoClue 2.5.6 that causes all non-flatpak apps (such as those from the Ubuntu repos) to skip the permissions check required to access a users’ location. There is an issue report already in launchpad here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/geoclue-2.0/+bug/1890924
This is generally a pretty breaking change since users will expect that they can adjust apps’ permission to access location in Pantheon, GNOME, and I’m sure other desktops as well. We’re tracking the issue downstream as well, but I can only make 2 links per post so I please refer to the issue report for more great links.
Fortunately, GeoClue upstream tracked the issue and the fix was released in the next point release of GeoClue: 2.5.7 at the end of December: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/geoclue/geoclue/-/releases/2.5.7
As I’m sure this is an important issue for Ubuntu users as well, it would be lovely if there could be an SRU made for GeoClue 2.5.7 in Ubuntu 20.04
Please let me know if I can provide any further information or how I can help to pursue this SRU