Free Software Leader Richard Stallman: Amazon Search Integration In Ubuntu Amounts To Spyware

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http://techcrunch.com – Free software leader Richard Stallman claims Ubuntu amounts to spyware with Amazon search integrated into the “dash” of its Unity interface. He is calling for developers to shun the open-source operating system. Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu. Stallman says the advertising search results amount to surveillance and argues that personal data is on Canonical’s servers. While Canonical does not send the data back to Amazon, the fact that the data resides on Canonical’s systems is enough for Stallman. Stallman, who has huge influence as the leader of the Free Sof (IT news)