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How to remove “Amazon”? [duplicate]

I wanted to remove "Amazon" from my 14.04 and tried to follow the instructions given here: How can I remove Amazon search results from the dash or disable the feature? However, even after logging ...
22
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0answers
34k views

How to remove Amazon? [duplicate]

Can I completely remove Amazon from Ubuntu?
2
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2answers
615 views

Opting out of searching in online resources [duplicate]

I'm new to Unity. I've just installed Ubuntu Desktop LTS 14.04.  In the top-left corner there's an Ubuntu icon, when I click on it it pops up a search input box saying: Search your computer and ...
-1
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1answer
633 views

Ubuntu 12.04 Spyware: What to Do? [duplicate]

Ubuntu uses the information about searches to show the user ads to buy various things from Amazon. Amazon commits many wrongs (see http://stallman.org/amazon.html); by promoting Amazon, ...
-1
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1answer
104 views

How may I get rid off canonical addlens? [duplicate]

I did disable commercial entries in my privacy-settings. However, I still receive entries in my dashboard.
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2answers
428 views

AamazonAWS malware in my ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I need your help. Today I found (using wireshark) many requests are being thrown from my system to some other system and vice-versa. When I did the reverse DNS then I found it is AMAZONAWS malware. ...
1
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0answers
403 views

How to Remove Annoying Magazine/Book Entries from Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

Whenever I try to search the Ubuntu Software Center for apps, my results list is flooded with magazine and book entries. Is it possible to remove these annoying entries? Thanks!
1
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1answer
126 views

How can I disable these advertisements in the launcher in 14.10? [duplicate]

This looks like a great launcher (although I can't tell what the name of it is. Please edit this question and title to reflect its real name if you like). I wanted to run Sublime Text. How can I ...
44
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5answers
16k views

I have permanent connections to Canonical servers, what are they for and how can I turn them off?

After the recent upgrade to 12, I notice permanent connections to canonical servers. Running netstat -tp gives: Foreign Address State PID/Program name mulberry.canonical:http ...
52
votes
4answers
2k views

Will all Dash input in 12.10 be sent to Amazon?

It seems like all user input to the Dash home lens is send to Amazon by default in Ubuntu 12.10, is this correct?
12
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2answers
8k views

Ubuntu with spyware?

Richard Stallman states that Ubuntu "has installed surveillance code". See: Ubuntu Spyware -What to Do? Is this true? I agree with him that "Any excuse Canonical offers is inadequate....".
0
votes
6answers
3k views

What information does Zeitgeist collect?

Richard Matthew Stallman has called Ubuntu "Spyware". Does the program called Zeitgeist spy? How can I disable it? What type of data does Zeitgeist send out?
10
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I move Amazon search results into a dedicated shopping lens and out of the home lens?

I don't want Amazon search results to show up in the home lens and prefer to access them in an independent shopping lens. How can this be accomplished?
6
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2answers
2k views

Why does the latest build of Ubuntu have an Amazon button?

I was just wondering, did Amazon make some kind of donation to get this high-profile Ubuntu status? How did this come to pass? Curious about the financial situation there. Amazon's great don't get me ...
0
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3answers
484 views

Beginner - Ubuntu privacy question [closed]

Search leaks: I'm reading this article about Amazon ads etc on Electronic Frontier Foundation. Well, it seems like Ubuntu developers set themselves on the path of Dark Side. So my first question is: ...

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