Ubuntu has a bigger problem than its Amazon blunder

Posted by tuxchick on Oct 3, 2012 1:01 PM EDT
InfoWorld; By Paul Venezia
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All searches performed through the Dash are sent to Amazon and Canonical: "This by itself is a problem because nobody intends to search Amazon for sensitive personal information. For instance, someone might search for a file with a Social Security number or with a specific text string that is in no way intended to be read by anyone else. They're ostensibly searching through their own local file system, after all, and the thought that by default that search string will be sent out to not one, but two, third parties is extremely disturbing."

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