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Re: Low-Cost Tablet PC suitable for Debian

On Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:21:21 -0500
Stefan Monnier <monnier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > it's android without the "I'd like to call home' parts, if you choose the
> > bare install.
> AFAIK the bare install will still call home: every time you connect to
> a wifi network it performs an HTTP request to a Google server in order to
> detect whether the local connection gives you access to the internet or
> not (and if not, it presumes it's a captive portal and offers you to
> launch a browser to sign in).

Good to know. While looking into this a bit, I found some instructions
for disabling it: