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I guess Won't fix is the reply you would get.
You can disable it yourself right now, by removing the unity-lens-shopping package. Keep in mind that Quantal hasn't been released yet, and there are still changes coming.
What really surprises me, is that nobody that is running Precise is complaining about this as you will get the same results as the op of the thread and ventrical got when running the searches they tried, and there is no way to turn it off in the home lens in 12.04.
Last edited by cariboo; September 29th, 2012 at 05:51 AM.
I guess Won't fix is the reply you would get.
As I said in my first post, it was not a search. It was an image of suggested product. I clicked the unity button and it was already there. (I wanted to search for 'gedit')
Personally, I think Unity is great. Shopping lens is great. Nudity is not.
And as always, this community have done a great job discussing and suggesting good workarounds. I'll try to apply them.
Personally, there are few alternatives out there and I'm considering to test them if this issue cannot be well addressed and going down the drain. Well, it's going to be Won't fix vs. Won't use. Afterall, we are our own bosses when it come to personal computer, right.
Thanks, all of you are really wonderful.
p/s : My link to my blog does generate more (55 to be exactly) addition page views till this time frorm this thread. If this bug affected you, I'll remove them ASAP.
Last edited by goldsniper; September 29th, 2012 at 06:25 AM. Reason: pgviews correction.
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The fact it's commercial seems to be much more offending to me than the fact it contains nudity.
(But anyway, I don't care, I'm happy with Gnome-Shell and XFCE )
I also care about the privacy issue - the fact searches you run on your own computer, on your own files, will go off to Canonical by default, but without any context. On page six I gave some examples that I hardly think are contrived, where legitimate activity could look dubious or even illegal.Originally Posted by goldsniper
Difference is you have to actively look for those pics.
Just the opposite in our local Walmart. As one of my fitness friends said "defies gravity". Hardly believe it's the same species.
Why don't you guys provide feedback to Amazon asking to included a search filter on their site to exclude adult content? If enough of you make a noise then then maybe they will comply.
This filter can then be used by ubuntu if selected by the user in settings (will require a software feature) to omit results with adult content.
At least it's using https now. http://www.iloveubuntu.net/unity-sho...rt-ubuntu-1210
Secondly, it's not just about adult content. It's about unwelcome content full stop. It's no good coming up with solutions to specific questions if you're not addressing the underlying problem, which will keep throwing up question after question.
If you're searching your computer for an mp3, and Unity shows you the latest albums from the same band on Amazon, then that's relevant and cool.
But if you're an alcoholic who's searching for a file you downloaded called "alcohol.pdf", you probably wouldn't want your own computer to start trying to sell products like this or this the minute you type in "alcohol" (those are the top two results on the UK Amazon, by the way). Sure, an alcoholic has to put up with temptation every day, but not when he's trying to search his own hard drive.
If you're trying to find a letter to your divorce lawyer, or a missing persons notice to print out and put up where your teenage son was last seen, you might think Unity was being a bit tactless if it started showing you sensationalist novels about cheating housewives or missing people, based on your keywords.
I will always want to keep searching my own computer and searching the internet separate. Ultimately, I've not tried this feature myself (I'm using 12.04 LTS) - and as long as it's obvious how to disable it, and it's clear to users that what they type in the home lens isn't 100% private (unless they've disabled it) then I don't suppose it matters a huge deal.
But I find it bizarre how people on this thread are failing to grasp why others are alarmed by the feature, and fixating on small red herring details (like whether mild nudity is or isn't offensive) rather than looking at the bigger picture.
This is what we're talking about:
- Your computer telling someone else what keywords you look for in your own private files on your own computer
- That information being used commercially
- Information and images that you didn't ask for (and might find unwelcome or offensive) being shown to you, when you're trying to search through your private collection of information and images