[Bug 402767] Re: multisearch add on blocks the functionality of firefox location bar

Chris Jones chris.jones at canonical.com
Fri Aug 7 20:40:25 UTC 2009


Hi

Jose Hevia wrote:
> they looking at what I search.

quoting Alex from his blog on the subject of the collected data:

"We only look at the relative usage ratio of the four search places
mentioned; and I strongly disagree that there is any privacy impact. We
only get aggregated results and we only look at data at an even higher
aggregated level."

I think the key phrase there is "relative usage ratio of the four search
places". There are several ways to search google in the default UI and
this *experiment* seems to be looking at which one(s) people use the most.

(disclaimer: as you can see from me email address, I work for Canonical.
I'm not part of the Ubuntu distro/desktop team though, am not a
developer, and I speak here only for myself as an Ubuntu user. An Ubuntu
user deeply saddened by the tone of some of the comments here.)

Cheers,
-- 
Chris Jones
  cmsj at canonical.com
   www.canonical.com

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