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    Ubuntu wins Canonical a "Big Brother Award"

    Canonical’s decision to add Amazon product suggestions to the Unity desktop has seen the company presented with a ‘Big Brother Award‘ in Austria. The controversial feature [...] uses local search terms to fetch ‘relevant’ product results from the web [...] The Big Brother Awards – held annually since 1999 – hands out gongs to governments, companies, persons and projects deemed to “have done the most to invade personal privacy”.
    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/10/u...-privacy-award

    Not good press for Canonical and Ubuntu. In other news, I'm happily using Gnome Shell, thank you very much!

    Discuss.

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    Re: Ubuntu wins Canonical a "Big Brother Award"

    Quote Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
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    Discuss.
    Nothing to be gained by that.
    Offer support (in the support section of this forum or at Launchpad or at Ask Ubuntu or elsewhere) if one can.
    Report bugs if one can.
    Don't feed trolls.
    Maintain code if one can.
    Write documentation if one can.
    Bring wikis up to date.
    Last edited by vasa1; October 29th, 2013 at 03:59 AM.
    Shortened urls: See point #11 here. And clicking on them could be risky.
    Use ubuntu-support-status with caution.

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    Re: Ubuntu wins Canonical a "Big Brother Award"

    This subject has come up sp many times, that this thread needs to be moved to Recurring Discussions. Moved.

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    Re: Ubuntu wins Canonical a "Big Brother Award"

    Its a shame though, but for this issue 13.10 would be a star.
    It is a most polished and professional OS anyway though.

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    Re: Ubuntu wins Canonical a "Big Brother Award"

    13.10 is great, especially in the Xubuntu / Lubuntu flavour which does not communicate with Amazon.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Ubuntu wins Canonical a "Big Brother Award"

    I like 13.10 too but, yeah...I'm done with Unity.

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    Re: Ubuntu wins Canonical a "Big Brother Award"

    unity is spyware

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    Re: Ubuntu wins Canonical a "Big Brother Award"

    Quote Originally Posted by John_McCourt View Post
    unity is spyware
    Here we go again..."sigh"

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    Re: Ubuntu wins Canonical a "Big Brother Award"

    RMS says so, so it must be.
    The Left Coast Geek * The Community ATI Driver Wiki * Find what you need in the Ubuntu Community wikis

    Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story!
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    Re: Ubuntu wins Canonical a "Big Brother Award"

    Why do other flavors have to be brought down for unity things? Help develop flavors if you want something other than the amazon search feature.

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