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Ubuntu Will Now Have Amazon Ads Pre-installed

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 2 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Scheduled to be released next month, Ubuntu 12.10 now includes both amazon ads in the user's dash and by default an amazon store in the user's launcher. The reason for these "features"? Affiliate revenue. Despite previous controversies with Banshee and Yahoo, Canonical is "confident it will be an interesting and useful feature for
our 12.10 users." But are the "users" becoming products?"

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In other news.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41420275)

.. a new project has popped up to automatically update ubuntu firewall settings to block advertising..

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