Now with a little searching of the lens source find this - "http://productsearch.ubuntu.com/" , which then leads to this report
(so it would appear that searches go to a canonical server, though the method of may cause some concern
to ISV partners of which Amazon is one.
The reason I ask is because just recently I started receiving
emails from Amazon localdeals.
Never used amazon and never had emails from them before.
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For instance, if you publish an embarrasing picture from Shotwell to Facebook, that's a privacy issue. If Shotwell were to make it easy to accidentally do that, that's a privacy bug but it's not really a security bug.
I also know my suggestion is an abuse of the system, and the developers are busy, but some times we the users feel ignored, so quick action on this issue would go a long way towards making the relationship between developers and users better.
Last edited by cariboo907; September 23rd, 2012 at 05:46 AM. Reason: added info
<This may be completely absurd>
I'd opt-in to this if I could choose where the money would go to.
Example: Suppose I live in FlatLand and I want the revenue I generate to go to FlatLand's LoCo latest projects:
- Buy Ubuntu-based PCs for FlatLand public school;
- Buy books or hire instructors to LoCo members that want to get into developing for Ubuntu;
Or maybe I want to support some Ubuntu OLPC project in some other country.
Wouldn't it make sense that people could fund Ubuntu-related projects, LoCo's, etc and not only Canonical, if they wanted to? IMO, people should have an option to support Ubuntu directly, not *only* indirectly (through Canonical).
Last edited by effenberg0x0; September 23rd, 2012 at 06:51 AM.
I'm really not in favour of this move from Canonical. If I'm searching using a browser, then I know that that search is public. However, if I'm searching my hard drive, I don't want that information being helpfully sent to Amazon, or anyone else.
If this is to be happen, please please please(!) make it opt-in rather than opt-out. I know what the command line code to remove the lens is, but that's not going to be the case in general. I'd like my searches on the desktop to be private.
I'm not going to throw my hands up and yell that I'm changing distros, but this has left something of a bitter taste for me. Anyhow, these are just my opinions as a new Ubuntu/Linux-in-general user. I figure that I'm the target demographic (those who just need that little bit of a push), and this has definitely clouded my opinion.
(Edit: very strange. Despite this being my sixth post according to "find posts by this user", I only have one bean. A single, solitary, lonely bean.)
Last edited by awaiko; September 23rd, 2012 at 11:19 AM. Reason: Curiousity