Comment 27 for bug 1701068

Thorsten Glaser (mirabilos) wrote :

 “The default configuration is that this "motd-news" feature is enabled and that it will check for updates.” is called “a useful feature” by the author of the LWN article, and in this bugreport.

In the Debian world, we call this a phone-home privacy violation which is a security-relevant release-critical bug and an absolute MUST NOT.