Hi Christoph,

On 05/23/2015 06:32 PM, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> Apparently josm "calls home" each time started and checks for updates.
> 
> This is IMHO and inappropriate privacy leak.
> Keeping software up-to-date is the package management's duty within
> Debian, so there is especially no need that this is taken over partially
> by software, especially not when it means that it needlessly leaks at least
> IP address, version of my current JOSM and the times whenever I start it.

I'm tempted to downgrade the severity to wishlist, because if you don't
trust the OpenStreetMap project you shouldn't use their infrastructure.

> So this function should be either removed or made optionally (defaulting
> to being disabled).

Are you willing to provide a patch to disable the update check?

Kind Regards,

Bas

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