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Thread: Since when searching in the dash legal notice?

  1. #1
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    Aug 2013

    Since when searching in the dash legal notice?

    In which version ubuntu introduced the dash legal notice ?

    Which is the purpose of collecting data from the end users?

    In case that you go to the privacy panel and siable the option... Do you really think that ubuntu respect it?

    Searching in the dash - Legal notice
    This search function is provided to you by Canonical Group Limited (Canonical). This legal notice applies to searching in the dash and incorporates the terms of Canonical'slegal notice(and privacy policy).Collection and use of dataWhen you enter a search term into the dash Ubuntu will search your Ubuntu computer and will record the search terms locally.Unless you have opted out (see the “Online Search” section below), we will also send your keystrokes as a search term to and selected third parties so that we may complement your search results with online search results from such third parties including: Facebook, Twitter, BBC and Amazon. Canonical and these selected third parties will collect your search terms and use them to provide you with search results while using Ubuntu.
    By searching in the dash you consent to:
    • the collection and use of your search terms and IP address in this way; and
    • the storage of your search terms and IP address by Canonical and such selected third parties (if applicable).

    Canonical will only use your search terms and IP address in accordance with this legal notice and our privacy policy. Please see our privacy policyfor further information about how Canonical protects your personal information. For information on how our selected third parties may use your information, please see their privacy policies.Online Search
    You may restrict your dash so that we don’t send searches to third parties and you don't receive online search results. To do this go to the Privacy panel and toggle the ‘Include online search results’ option to off. The Privacy panel can be found in your System Settings or via a dash search. For a current list of our selected third parties, please most changes are likely to be minor, Canonical may change this legal notice from time to time, and at Canonical's sole discretion. Please check this page from time to time for any changes to this legal notice as we will not be able to notify you directly.How to contact usPlease submit any questions or comments about searching in the dash or this legal notice by contacting us at the following address: Canonical Group Ltd, 5th Floor, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London, England, SE1 0SU.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    London, England
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Since when searching in the dash legal notice?

    Ever since people started complaining about Ubuntu collecting search data. It has been around since 13.10 was under development or even longer.

    Millions of people use phones and tablets and on-line search is a feature that they very much want in a phone and tablet. This year we can expect Ubuntu phones and tablets to appear on the market place. These devices will have to give every user the same, if not better user experience as other phones and tablets. Now, add into all that the fact that over the next 6 to 12 months the Ubuntu for phones/tablets code is going to be converged into the Ubuntu desktop code so that there is one Ubuntu that is installed on phones, tablets, PCs and TVs with a user interface that suits each form factor and may be we can understand why these on-line search features are needed and why we need a privacy policy.

    If you cannot trust the developers of the distribution to comply with their own Privacy policy, then do not use the distribution.

    • We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
    • We don't share your personal information with anyone except to provide you with services, products, to comply with the law, or to protect our rights.
    • We don't store personal information unless required for the on-going operation of services to you, to provide you with products, to comply with law or to protect our rights.
    • We will use personal information that you provide to us in accordance with this privacy policy.
    Unless required by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any personal information you provide to us without your consent.

    Do not complain about a legal notice. Be more concerned about all the information that you may be giving to the whole world by using a mobile phone/tablet and visiting web sites or social networking sites. And if you really want something to worry about read this blog post
    Last edited by grahammechanical; April 19th, 2014 at 11:19 PM.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
    Ubuntu user #33,200. Linux user #530,530

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    Re: Since when searching in the dash legal notice?

    Pretty scary stuff. Spend a bit of time with tools like find and its many friends thus avoid any EULA or fervid defense of it...
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2013

    Re: Since when searching in the dash legal notice?

    I've tried to find out more information about this issue. In privacy it's possible to deactivate this function. So it's not a bog problem.

    Is this function activated by default in all the Ubuntu Versions?


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