Richard Stallman calls Ubuntu “spyware” because it tracks searches

Posted by BernardSwiss on Dec 8, 2012 6:38 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Jon Brodkin
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Free Software Foundation President Richard Stallman today called Ubuntu Linux "spyware" because the operating system sends data to Ubuntu maker Canonical when a user searches the desktop.

But his complaint is already falling on deaf ears—Canonical said today that it plans to increase use of the feature Stallman objects to in order to deliver expanded Internet search results in the next version of Ubuntu.

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