Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 22:07 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu 12.10 will include advertisements for products on Amazon. It will look like this - if you search, product suggestions will pop up. This seems like a rather slippery slope to me, and I certainly wouldn't want this on my desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet, or anywhere else. On the web - fine, I'm on your site, not mine - but my desktop is mine, and mine alone. Not that it matters - open source, someone will disable them. Biggest concern: does this mean my search queries get sent across the web?
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RE: What... the... f***... :|
by Gone fishing on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 01:32 UTC in reply to "What... the... f***... :|"
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As an Ubuntu user and someone who likes Unity, I don't want this. I don't want all my local searches, all my use of the dash shared with Amazon, I don't want targeted advertising and I don't want adware, spyware etc. Presumably it can be removed but it shouldn't be there, and if it stays I would likely reluctantly change distro.

I don't have a problem with a shopping lens, but I need to be able to not use it, putting it in the home lens is not acceptable.

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