From “The Register” an (at least for me) worrisome tale:
That sucks, I’m using the Azure free trial right now
You should try to spin up an Ubuntu vm and see what happens.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. This is one of the natural results of Micro$oft having their long tentacles in so many venues of tech development: Azure, Linkedin, and their ongoing relationship with Canonical (all involved in this creep).
It would be interesting to know the financial worth of the enterprise account under which this VM was spun up. My guess is that the actions of a corporate entity with deep pockets bubble up quickly to an actionable level while the day to day of entry level usage get lost in the herd – at least until the day that they specifically want to look.