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    Mark Shuttleworth says users can easily disable Amazon ads in Ubuntu

    From The Inquirer:

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...-ads-in-ubuntu

    Sounds like the boss listened even if some Forum Admin and Staff tried to stifle the protests.


    I'm a little worried about Kernel level though.

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    Re: Mark Shuttleworth says users can easily disable Amazon ads in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by C.S.Cameron View Post
    From The Inquirer:

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...-ads-in-ubuntu

    Sounds like the boss listened even if some Forum Admin and Staff tried to stifle the protests.


    I'm a little worried about Kernel level though.
    1. You have always been easily able to disable Amazon search. Sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping.

    2. Forum staff have not stifled protests, they have moved threads to 'Recurring Discussions' which is where they should go as these discussions are now old hat.

    3. There is nothing kernel-level that sends data to Amazon. That's ridiculous. If you are worried, compile a kernel from kernel.org.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: Mark Shuttleworth says users can easily disable Amazon ads in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post
    1. You have always been easily able to disable Amazon search. Sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping.

    2. Forum staff have not stifled protests, they have moved threads to 'Recurring Discussions' which is where they should go as these discussions are now old hat.

    3. There is nothing kernel-level that sends data to Amazon. That's ridiculous. If you are worried, compile a kernel from kernel.org.
    1) Placing a toggle switch in Dash is an advance on having to search the internet for the "Sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping" solution.

    2) In my opinion moving current news, (such as above article), to recurring discussions is stifling it.
    You really have to look to find the category "Recurring Discussions". Not something a new user can easily find.

    3) From the article:
    "He said that Ubuntu will have a toggle switch in the Dash itself and that the firm will try to incorporate this at the kernel level."
    Last edited by C.S.Cameron; February 20th, 2013 at 06:58 AM.

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    Re: Mark Shuttleworth says users can easily disable Amazon ads in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by C.S.Cameron View Post
    I'm a little worried about Kernel level though.
    Quote Originally Posted by C.S.Cameron View Post
    From the article:
    "He said that Ubuntu will have a toggle switch in the Dash itself and that the firm will try to incorporate this at the kernel level."
    Here's what he actually wrote:

    Here's how we are going to handle this:

    * We will make a very bold, clear way for you to turn on and off
    network queries across ALL scopes for any given session in the dash.
    Think about this like the 'anonymous' mode in your browser. Toggle it,
    right there in the Dash, and you are totally certain you are not sending
    network traffic. We will aim to enforce this at the kernel level, hence
    the CC to Jamie S who leads our security team.

    * We will have the ability to configure the Home screen, including
    choice of scopes, and the behaviour of individual scopes.

    * Legal notices will all be in one place, in the 'About Ubuntu' part of
    the UX, and visible in the install experience too.

    Mark
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bu...808/comments/6

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    Re: Mark Shuttleworth says users can easily disable Amazon ads in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by C.S.Cameron View Post
    From The Inquirer:

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...-ads-in-ubuntu

    Sounds like the boss listened even if some Forum Admin and Staff tried to stifle the protests.


    I'm a little worried about Kernel level though.
    I see you are still using the LTS version, so you obviously haven't see how easy it is to turn the function off. Mark's email just stated that it will be even easier to turn off the search function in each scope individually, this is the email he sent to the Unity design mailing list:

    Here's how we are going to handle this:

    * We will make a very bold, clear way for you to turn on and off
    network queries across ALL scopes for any given session in the dash.
    Think about this like the 'anonymous' mode in your browser. Toggle it,
    right there in the Dash, and you are totally certain you are not sending
    network traffic. We will aim to enforce this at the kernel level, hence
    the CC to Jamie S who leads our security team.

    * We will have the ability to configure the Home screen, including
    choice of scopes, and the behaviour of individual scopes.

    * Legal notices will all be in one place, in the 'About Ubuntu' part of
    the UX, and visible in the install experience too.

    Mark
    Edit We did not stifle protests, this was discussed endlessly during Quantal development in the U+1 devlopment sub-forum, many users that weren't even testing Quantal chose to comment, I'm sorry if you missed it. We always close the development sub-forum for a version when that version is released, so it may have looked like, to you, that we were trying to cut of discussion about this matter, but that is just the way we normally do things here, just check the archives.
    Last edited by cariboo907; February 20th, 2013 at 07:02 AM. Reason: Added info

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    Re: Mark Shuttleworth says users can easily disable Amazon ads in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post
    1. You have always been easily able to disable amazon search. Sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping.
    +1

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    Re: Mark Shuttleworth says users can easily disable Amazon ads in Ubuntu

    Oh humm, -- tired old topic. Nothing to read here

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    Re: Mark Shuttleworth says users can easily disable Amazon ads in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    I see you are still using the LTS version, so you obviously haven't see how easy it is to turn the function off.
    I'm using the LTS version, but how to easily turn the function off has been all over the internet for a long time now. The whole thing is no big deal as far as I'm concerned.

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    Re: Mark Shuttleworth says users can easily disable Amazon ads in Ubuntu

    You can also turn it off from the "privacy" settings (in system settings) there is an on/off button there for it...no need to use the terminal at all

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    Re: Mark Shuttleworth says users can easily disable Amazon ads in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by craig10x View Post
    You can also turn it off from the "privacy" settings (in system settings) there is an on/off button there for it...no need to use the terminal at all
    True. This disables all default online Scopes, too. Hardly an "I need Google to find this" way of disabling the Shopping lens.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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