So how private are Linux distros really?

is there hidden telemetry somewhere? it seems too good to be true.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mostly not the case I suppose although not really sure.

    Using Lubuntu16.04 and Debian and they seem clean

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    use wireshark and find out. closest i can think of is the user feedback in KDE which is off by default or the connectivity check in ubuntu

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Wireshark

      Staring at an endless stream of traffic, growing more paranoid by the day

      Can't recommend

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        just unplug the internet cable if youre so worried

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Think again. The Intel Management Engine has complete ring 0 access, and to the TCP/IP stack

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it doesnt matter if it theres no internet access

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Building a large Faraday cage around your desk/workstation could help

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Or just unplug the ethernet

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Wireshark

      Staring at an endless stream of traffic, growing more paranoid by the day

      Can't recommend

      If I close my web browser and torrent client, not a single byte is added to the network byte counters. There's no traffic whatsoever, like there shouldn't be. I love linux.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Can confirm. Nothing is ever sent or received unless I initiated it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >connectivity check in ubuntu
      most of distributions that install networkmanager ootb use connectivity check, also there's ntp if you really care about any kind of ping

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i stand correct. just figured it was buntu specific cause i remember seeing connectivitycheck.ubuntu.com in my traffic. guess every distro has an equivalent

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          corrected*

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So lets say I install OpenSnitch/Wireshark, what should I never allow access to the internet?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i just filtered all internet connections from given ip on router level and only use windows for offline gaming and local nas for cloud saving. same goes for tv stick and phone (useful for emulators). they can do lan stuff, but i blocked off all internet access except for main linux

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it seems too good to be true
    why?
    have a scenario:
    -retard npc zombie dumbcunt thinks he will become epic anomalous anonymouse haxor by switching to loonix
    -retard npc zombie dumbcunt thinks he is safe on loonix and starts "insert whatever retard activity"
    -retard npc zombie dumbcunt is having great time
    -one day entire squad goes through retard npc zombie dumbcunt's door and drags him away

    there you go.

    telemetry is on retard windblows to study, guide and shape retarded npc zombie behavior on mass scale.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what are you even saying

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He’s schizophrenic

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Both Chromium and Firefox have telemetry enabled by default. Use Librewolf or Ungoogled Chromium

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i agree up to the squad part. this muh privacy hysteria is essentially a bunch of paranoid autists who want easy gratification over their autistic software consumption choices.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >is there hidden telemetry somewhere
    On major distros? No.
    Minor ones?
    Probably also no, but who's checking the latest release of Hannah Montana Linux?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      North Korea's distro was/is spyware.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >install red star
      >open wireshark

      what did i do to deserve this

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >So how private are Linux distros really?

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