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.
I see SpywareGuard 2.2 touted as a good free real-time antimalware app that makes a great compliment to SpywareBlaster. But can anyone confirm that for me, and that it's definitely a different app than Spyware Guard 2008 & 2009? It had better be, because the latter is said to actually be a sophisticated rogue antispyware. Check these links out:
A quanto pare è tempo per Richard Stallman di nuove battaglie: a fronte della nuova feature di Unity per cui vengono visualizzati nella Dash risultati attinenti alle ricerche che vengono da Amazon, il leader della Free Software Foundation non si è risparmiato nel suo ultimo intervento affermando che “Ubuntu contiene spyware“.
Affermazioni forti senza dubbio, ma è da considerare l’
I am creating this thread after getting really frustrated. The two other threads I started on this topic were closed before I got my question answered. I was asked to post in other threads on the topic which were all closed and my question was not answered in any of those threads either. I feel someone is stonewalling any discussion about this topic.
In a recent post on the Free Software Foundation blog, Richard Stallman has called upon Linux advocates to reject Ubuntu, claiming the Amazon search integration in the Ubuntu 12.10 contains dangerous
The creator of the GNU Project accuses Canonical for including a search feature in the latest version that sends packets to Canonical's own servers without al