Mike Gerwitz

Activist for User Freedom

Ubuntu 12.10 Privacy: Amazon Ads and Data Leaks


The EFF cautions that Ubuntu 12.10 leaks user information to Amazon by default 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.