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“.
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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.