Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday December 08, 2012

Ubuntu Software Called Spyware Over Search Feature

Richard Stallman is upset with Ubuntu and isn’t afraid to speak his mind on the subject. Stallman is the President of the Free Software Foundation and has a big problem with Canonical’s recent move to include its new network search feature, claiming it’s spyware.

"Ubuntu, a widely used and influential GNU/Linux distribution, has installed surveillance code. When the user searches her own local files for a string using the Ubuntu desktop, Ubuntu sends that string to one of Canonical’s servers".