Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jul 2013 22:02 UTC
Google "In June of 2013, I made an interesting discovery about the Android phone (a Motorola Droid X2) which I was using at the time: it was silently sending a considerable amount of sensitive information to Motorola, and to compound the problem, a great deal of it was over an unencrypted HTTP channel."
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RE: Use custom ROMs...
by BushLin on Mon 1st Jul 2013 23:40 UTC in reply to "Use custom ROMs..."
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When I ran wireshark on Cyanogenmod 7.2 it came up clean (i.e. no dodgy connections home or to Google).

However last time I checked... Linux Mint's update application stupidly leaks tracking information to google by loading a web page to check you're online on a regular basis.

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