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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
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 * 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]].

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