[Flug] Ubuntu "puppa"

Gian g.ciotti@tirrenide.net
Mar 23 Ott 2012 09:52:44 CEST

----- Forwarded message from Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> -----

cc: rms@gnu.org
Subject: Ubuntu merits special condemnation
22 02:16:09 2012

Ubuntu collects personal data to end users ads for Amazon.

This is a special reason to reject Ubuntu.

Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 07:54:15 +1100
From: Russell Edwards <russell@edwds.net>
To: rms@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Ubuntu == adware - reference needed!
In-Reply-To: <E1TPyZt-0003Px-RL@fencepost.gnu.org>
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On 22/10/12 03:40, Richard Stallman wrote:
>      Apparently,
>      it gets worse: users must now agree to Canonical collecting their
>      search
>      terms and IP address and sharing them with<a
>      href=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/18/ubuntu_12_10_review/>third
>      parties including Facebook, Twitter, BBC and Amazon</a>!
> When you say "users must now agree", could you be more specific?
> At what point does Ubuntu ask the user to agree to this?
> How does it ask?   What does it do if the user says no?

Ubuntu has something called a "dash" where you can search for files on
your filesystems. They are trying to assert a claim that simply by
searching the dash you agree to have them collect and disclose your
data, even if you have not been informed that that action constitutes

When a user opens the Dash, it now has the words "Legal Notice" in small
writing in the bottom right corner of the Dash window. When you click on
it a notice comes up that includes the following text

"By searching the dash you consent to:

   * the collection and use of your search terms and IP address in this
way, and
   * the storage of your search terms and IP address by Canonical and
such selected parties (if applicable."

The text above that explains that the selected parties include
"Facebook, Twitter, BBC and Amazon," and that "in this way" means
basically the same thing as listed in the second dot point.

Once it is read, the "Legal Notice" text changes to a tiny icon with the
letter i.

Screenshots available at

although it sounds as if accessing such things are a bit of a drag for
you at the moment. Amazingly many websites, like this one, present all
of that without even blinking!


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