"The Register" confirms that /e/ is an exception in real data privacy

Another interesting article that shows that /e/ OS is the only Android-based operating system that does not transmit any data to either the smartphone manufacturer or Google.
It’s about the the same study (October 21) that has already been mentioned in this topic:

Regain your privacy! Adopt /e/ the unGoogled mobile OS and online servicesphone

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That’s a fairly old article which - along with the original article on which is is based - has been discussed here already. Their comments about LineageOS were based on an installation with Google’s Apps installed. There was no evidence that LineageOS without GApps transmits any data to Google/

The “connectivity check” is famous
If /e/ have to remove unwanted system calls to gogol, that is because they are presents in lineageOS

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Yes, but that article claimed (falsely) that LineageOS sent much more data than the connectivity check