question from

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Wed Jul 15 15:41:20 BST 2009

On Wednesday 15 July 2009 9:28:10 am hawkx wrote:
> Hi 
> some Users want to know if the update procedure sent any Informations
> about the User like Microsoft updates or if there any relevant backdoors
> in the System.

It's just downloading.

Of course, if you've got Popularity Contest enabled (it's an option in the 
Advanced part of the installer, and is disabled by default), at some point 
information like "this machine has these non-default packages installed and 
Banshee is used more often than Rhythmbox" is sent to  No 
personal information is involved.  It's just a metric to see what software is 
very popular among users.

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo
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