update-manager --no-focus-on-map ??

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 14:20:08 UTC 2016

On 7 January 2016 at 17:10, Oliver Grawert <ogra at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> errr, what ?
> what makes you think that ... ?

See my reply to Ralf.
> indeed you can disable all privacy concerning bits in the system
> settings with a single click ...

Well, all the ones that they /tell/ you about. ;-)

>  (and note that 16.04 unity7 will have
> the web search turned off by default ...


> and unity8 in future releases
> simply functions totally different regarding such things)

I have not tried it yet, I admit.

> admittedly things like automated crash reporting (which gets cleaned up
> from privacy related data before sending by apport and whoopsie) as
> well as the automated web search are on by default, but it takes less
> than 5 sec to disable them all after installation if you personally
> think your privacy gets violated by them.

Me, personally, no. I don't disable such things. I don't care. Right
now, I'm typing on a Mac running Yosemite and it can tell Apple
whatever it likes, really. I'm registered with an Apple ID in my real
name with my real address and contact details. I always use my real
name online; I won't use services that /don't/ let me use my real

Also note my 1980s-USENET-compliant .sig at the bottom: 4 lines, all
real-world contact info.

Does that look like someone privacy-obsessed to you? :-)

> (btw i personally prefer that my amazon searches get anonymized and
> forecefully pushed through an ssl connection when done via unity (...vs
> using a browser where a ton more data about me gets forwarded to
> amazon), i find my privacy way more protected through that than by
> using a javascript and cookie enabled firefox or chromium))

Agreed, I guess -- I think that is more private. But then I not only
have an Amazon account in my real name, I have a seller account too,
and this:


(No, I don't get royalties. But please buy my books anyway as it makes
the Reg happy, and they pay me, and that makes me and my landlord and
my bank manager happy.)

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