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  • #31
    Originally posted by curaga View Post
    Yum or apt obviously have consent, as you explicitly call them to do so...
    Actually no since graphical update tools automatically use them to query for updates. You are prompted before installing them depending on the preferences but the act of querying itself sends data to mirrors.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
      I disagree. It really depends on the data. Otherwise yum or apt querying the mirror list for updates can be called spyware.
      Most users invoke those applications with the knowledge that it does send data to other sources for the purposes of function, and explicit consent is given.

      Here, Google shipped Chromium with data mining software without informing the user, and any information collected as a result should be considered collected without consent and illegal, similarly to Google's unencrypted WiFi data mining ordeal.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by intellivision View Post
        Most users invoke those applications with the knowledge that it does send data to other sources for the purposes of function, and explicit consent is given. Here, Google shipped Chromium with data mining software without informing the user, and any information collected as a result should be considered collected without consent and illegal, similarly to Google's unencrypted WiFi data mining ordeal.
        You have no idea what you are talking about. It is not illegal to collect UUID information since it has no personally identifiable information and especially since it was a bug and has been fixed several years back. Also update tools are launched automatically by the desktop environment session and users don't really consent to that update query explicitly.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
          You have no idea what you are talking about. It is not illegal to collect UUID information since it has no personally identifiable information and especially since it was a bug and has been fixed several years back. Also update tools are launched automatically by the desktop environment session and users don't really consent to that update query explicitly.
          The difference is that one can easily disable such auto-updating with most desktop environments, one couldn't disable this information being sent back without consent until it was patched.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by intellivision View Post
            The difference is that one can easily disable such auto-updating with most desktop environments, one couldn't disable this information being sent back without consent until it was patched.
            And? It was a bug that has been fixed several years ago. There is no malware and never was any. End of story.

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