Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 08:57 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Proprietary software like Windows often includes surveillance code to track user behavior and send this information to vendor servers. Linux has traditionally been immune to such privacy violation. Ubuntu 12.10 now includes code that, by default, collects data on Dash searches. The code integrates Amazon products into search results and can even integrate with Facebook, Twitter, BBC and others as per Ubuntu's Third Party Privacy Policies. This article at the EFF tells how it all works and how to opt out of information sharing, while Richard Stallman himself comments here.
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RE[2]: unfair jab at Microsoft
by chekr on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 12:28 UTC in reply to "RE: unfair jab at Microsoft"
chekr
Member since:
2005-11-05

It is clear that your definition of surveillance is quite different from the norm. No point arguing.

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The1stImmortal Member since:
2005-10-20

Actually it wasn't the "surveillance" part I was really disagreeing with. It was the "include" bit ;) Note I carefully avoided taking a personal stance on the "surveillance" angle.

Yes I'm being pedantic ;) Your original post looked just a bit too much like a shill or even a legal threat(which it's not, and I'm not saying you are, but it *looked* like that kind of post), to avoid me posting like I did ;)

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