The dude above, who mentioned "FUD"... why does he show up in threads like this, just to poohpooh demanding "proof". Smells like a plant. Baits you into providing "proof", and when you do -- by posting a solid example of the problem at hand, citing a reproduceable example of privacy-unfriendly behavior -- the plant resorts to chiding you (me)(search my prior posts. privacy. akonadi.) for beaing a tinfoil hattie. Yah. Beyond just geolocation, an increasing number of apps are being preinstalled and/or packaged with default prefs which cause them to perform silent callouts. Two years back (or so), I posted a rant here at wilders citing the behavior of KDE's oddly-named music player, as configured and preinstalled in kubuntu. Live session, first run, when I double-click an ogg file to determine whether sound is working... I sure as hell don't appreciate finding the default handler launching and, in adition to initiating playback, automatically scanning my drives to create a manifest of playable files found AND calling out to last.fm and other (multiple) "partner" websites (to *cough* find missing cover art, and *cough* help find other music you might like). In a separate discussion that I started, to post my enthusiasm for LPFW (leapard flower personal firewall), same "plant" chimed in to poohpoh and tell me "linux isn't windows" (duh! thanks) and "so there isn't a need for an outbound, per-application, firewall app".