I am viewing this video (published on Feb 16, 2013) in which Richard Stallman tells us that when you type something in the Ubuntu search bar, Ubuntu will send the search query to their servers and in turn to Amazon's servers, in order for Amazon to return some search result from the Amazon website and display Amazon's personalized ads in the search results.
I have found some confirmation of this in the press for older versions of Ubuntu.
- Was this true in the past versions of Ubuntu?
- Is this still true in Ubuntu 20.10?
- If this is still true, can I de-activate it or do I have to change distro?