[nycbug-talk] Scary Ubuntu privacy junk

David Lawson dave at donnerjack.com
Thu Nov 1 00:42:51 EDT 2012

On Nov 1, 2012, at 12:16 AM, George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:

> This isn't a linux discussion list, but think this is relevant:
> is.gd/sgZsW7
> It goes to an ArsTechnica link.
> But basically, the new Ubuntu has a default feature with Dash searches that sends them to Amazon, and (unencrypted) ads come back.

The Quantal release version of the Amazon lens encrypts the queries, though the beta version did not.  It also anonymizes the queries prior to Amazon seeing them, which has always been the case to the best of my knowledge.  Mark has addressed both of those points on his blog.


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