Ubuntu 12.10 Privacy: Amazon Ads and Data Leaks

2012-10-30

Mike Gerwitz

The EFF cautions that Ubuntu 12.10 leaks user information to Amazon by default[0] rather than requiring the user to opt into the system.

Of course, I cannot recommend that you use Ubuntu, as it encourages the installation of non-free device drivers, readily enables non-free software repositories and contains non-free components in its kernel.[1] Instead, consider a fully free GNU/Linux distribution like Trisquel[2].

[0] https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/10/privacy-ubuntu-1210-amazon-ads-and-data-leaks

[1] http://www.fsfla.org/svnwiki/selibre/linux-libre/

[2] https://trisquel.info