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Month: November 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Ubuntu Caught Spying On Its Users

From: Steven D'Aprano <steve@...>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 12:17:54 +1100
On Sat, Nov 01, 2014 at 05:04:12PM -0400, Calvin Morrison wrote:
> I woulld take everything RS has to say with a grain of salt

Ah, the good ol' Cassandra Sydrome in action. The more often you are 
proven right, the less people will accept what you have to say.

> On 1 November 2014 16:29, Tini <trin@...> wrote:
> > Ubuntu Part of NSA PRISM,
> >

The title is misleading, this has little to do with PRISM, it is how 
Ubuntu enables spyware by default and transfers local search results to 
their servers in order to show ads. It's also quite old, the video is 
over a year old and Richard Stallman first started talking about it 
nearly two years ago:

To bring this back on topic *grin* the offending spyware is part of 
Unity, Ubuntu's default desktop environment. By using TDE instead, you 
avoid the problems with Unity.