I like Michael Hall's quote in the article:
I know that the complainers will be out in force, as most of them seem to get their information from 3rd party sources, and really have no idea how the system actually works.“…Ubuntu is advertised as “Linux for Human Beings” not “Linux for absolute privacy protection”. As such, our defaults are selected based on what produces the best user experience. If privacy is your primary concern, there are niche distros that cater to you.”
Actually should be interesting whenever they show, either for real or in the 'testing' ppa. (nothing yet, remain in an .experimental
(though can anticipate some typical complaints if the tomboy scope is default installed, probably won't be?
Anything noticeable in v7 besides "smart scopes"? I noticed it said "performance etc" but such vague words without numbers are usually typical PR in the release notes of any software.
Maybe the default should be off as that this kind of information gathering is questionable due to the kind of information send to the server (containing session ID, search term, state of the filters, user's platform, user's geographic info and user's locale).