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has caused the Debian Bug report #786630,
regarding josm: privacy leak: update check
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Package: josm
Version: 0.0.svn7643+dfsg1-1
Severity: normal


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.

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

Best wishes,

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severity 786630 wishlist
tags 786630 upstream wontfix

The update check is part of the connectivity test to operate JOSM in
offline mode when there is none.

Since we cannot update the josm package because JCS is still isn't
packaged and is unlikely to be in the near future. This issue should be
reported upstream if you want this change. Debian can't patch the
upstream JOSM releases.

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