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’
Someone I know said he had put spyware on my computer. Is he talking crap? I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for nearly 3 years now and I've never seen any type of spyware, remote keyloggers or RATS (remote access tools) and likewise, backdoors. I've searched several Ubuntu forums and nothing. Other than that Amazon thing.