[Unity Search - Don’t trust us? Erm, we have root] was Re: Unity!

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Wed Sep 26 17:01:07 UTC 2012

On 09/25/2012 06:44 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 09/25/2012 10:29 AM, ssc1478 wrote:
>> I happen to like the look and feel of Gnome 3.  One shortcoming I
>> think is the search only searches for programs.  I think unity also
>> searches for files.  Otherwise, it works well for what I need.
> Not to worry, when you install 12.10... Ubuntu/Unity not only performs
> searches on your local machine, but when you do a (what you think is a
> local) search it also 'automagically' sends all of your formerly private
> local searches out on the web in plain test to sabfl & amazon.com:
> <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-lens-shopping/+bug/1054776>
> [Don't include remote searches in the home lens]
> login & click on the 'Does this bug affect you'. It's up to 265 so far...

Well it is up to 309 now after I clicked it.  The creator of the bug is 
correct, it should at the very least be opt-in.

Regards,  Jim

> Other interesting bugs for unity-lens-shopping:
> <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-lens-shopping>
> and Edubuntu:
> <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/edubuntu-live/+bug/1055705>
> [[UIFe] Please remove unity-lens-shopping package from Edubuntu
> installation]
> <http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/09/mark-shuttleworth-explains-ubuntus-new-amazon-adware-feature#disqus_thread>
> <http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1182>
> "Don’t trust us? Erm, we have root. You do trust us with your data
> already." - Mark Shuttleworth
> I also wonder how Ubuntu 'sabfl' knows: "Most of our users use Amazon
> anyway"...
> <http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/10ca2c/dont_trust_us_erm_we_have_root_you_do_trust_us/>

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