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[Discuss] Ubuntu=Spyware? My reaction with 6 ways to profit

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 12:51:39AM -0500, Will Rico wrote:
> I'm sure most people on this list have read or heard about Richard
> Stallman's blog post from Friday entitled "Ubuntu Spyware: What to
> Do?"  

Turn it off.  It's very easy to do.  It's annoying that an
organization prominent in the free software community has elected to
enable somewhat privacy-invasive software features by default, but
it's not really a problem.  We are not sheep:  We can think for
ourselves, and I daresay that most of us use Linux because we already
do.  So the problem is more of a theoretical or philosophical one than
a practical one:

  sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping

It's also possible to disable it via some GUI settings option or
other, but I don't remember where I saw that.  I just vaguely remember
it being in a reasonably obvious location, something like "Privacy
Settings" or some such.

You can, of course, also just use a different desktop environment,
like XFCE.  

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