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There are some common categories of phoning home:

 * version checks: DebianPackage:gmic, DebianPackage:basex

These packages either don't fit those categories or do lots of them and more:
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 * DebianPackage:basex - phones home to find out the latest version  * syncthing - [[https://blog.harterrt.com/syncthing_data.html|data transfer volume, unique ID submission, version check and lots more]], [[https://data.syncthing.net/|public data report]]
 * cura - [[https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/issues/2810|phones home]] in various ways, [[https://salsa.debian.org/3dprinting-team/cura/blob/master/debian/patches/2001-no-default-telemetry.patch|patched out in Debian]].
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 * hw-probe - includes truncated salted hashes of MAC addresses and serial numbers in hardware probe reports
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== Bug reports == = Detection tools =
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 * [[https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?users=pabs@debian.org;tag=privacy|usertagged by pabs]]  * DebianPackage:wireshark
 * [[https://github.com/evilsocket/opensnitch/|opensnitch]]
 * [[https://github.com/jonasdn/nsntrace/|nsntrace]]
 * [[https://github.com/kushaldas/unoon/|unoon]]

= Reports =

 * [[https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?users=debian-devel@lists.debian.org;tag=privacy|usertagged under debian-devel]]
 * [[https://debtags.debian.org/reports/facets/privacy|Debtags privacy facet]]
 * lintian privacy-breach tags: [[https://lintian.debian.org/tags/privacy-breach-generic.html|generic]] [[https://lintian.debian.org/tags/privacy-breach-donation.html|donation]] [[https://lintian.debian.org/tags/privacy-breach-facebook.html|facebook]] [[https://lintian.debian.org/tags/privacy-breach-google-adsense.html|google-adsense]] [[https://lintian.debian.org/tags/privacy-breach-google-cse.html|google-cse]] [[https://lintian.debian.org/tags/privacy-breach-google-plus.html|google-plus]] [[https://lintian.debian.org/tags/privacy-breach-logo.html|logo]] [[https://lintian.debian.org/tags/privacy-breach-piwik.html|piwik]] [[https://lintian.debian.org/tags/privacy-breach-statistics-website.html|statistics-website]] [[https://lintian.debian.org/tags/privacy-breach-twitter.html|twitter]] [[https://lintian.debian.org/tags/privacy-breach-uses-embedded-file.html|uses-embedded-file]] [[https://lintian.debian.org/tags/privacy-breach-w3c-valid-html.html|w3c-valid-html]]

Privacy issues in Debian packages

Phone home

There are some common categories of phoning home:

These packages either don't fit those categories or do lots of them and more:

Phone elsewhere

  • systemd - Uses Google DNS resolvers as internal default, not explicitly documented: See "FallbackDNS" in systemd-resolved manpage

Data sharing

  • remmina - shares the clipboard with remote hosts over RDP by default
  • pidgin - shares typing notifications with remote peers by default
  • hw-probe - includes truncated salted hashes of MAC addresses and serial numbers in hardware probe reports

Data storage

  • web and other servers of various kinds default to logging information about requests over the network from external entities

Detection tools

Reports

Issue categories

  • logging & verbose logging

  • homephoning without user consent
    • cleartext
    • TLS
  • featurebug: when a bug is also a feature
  • privacy defaults
    • optin
    • optout
  • traceability
  • no deletion of config files when uninstalling a package