Loadmind.com- latest news and a surprise coming from an operating system based on open source “Ubuntu Linux”. Apparently latest Ubuntu Linux contains spyware.
Richard Stallman, pioneer of free software and open source software sharply criticized the latest version of Ubuntu Linux distributions. Richard Stallman critique on Canonical Ubuntu Linux as the creator of the spyware-related contained in the latest version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.
Richard Stallman called the integration of a special panel on the Amazon online store HUD menu on the release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution potential of spyware that can steal data or user behavior in the virtual world.
This is just like the first surveillance practice I learned about in Windows. My late friend Fravia told me that when he searched for a string in the files of his Windows system, it sent a packet to some server, which was detected by his firewall. Given that first example I paid attention and learned about the propensity of “reputable” proprietary software to be malware. Perhaps it is no coincidence that Ubuntu sends the same information.
Ubuntu uses the information about searches to show the user ads to buy various things from Amazon. The main issue is the spying. Canonical says it does not tell Amazon who searched for what. However, it is just as bad for Canonical to collect your personal information as it would have been for Amazon to collect it.
Spyware itself is a software designed for the purposes of espionage (spy) that without being noticed by the user, spyware personal data theft activity and what activities users do.
The presence of a special panel that assessed Amazon Richard Stallman as ‘spyware’ is an agreement between Canonicals’ Ubuntu Linux distributions as the creator of the giant online store Amazon.
Instigators of FOSS (Free and Open-Source Software) are saying that the presence of the panel also has the potential to collect personal data and user activities in secret for the sake of the giant online store. Obviously, this is spyware activity by Richard Stallman.
As reported from Jagat Review (12/10/2012), in recent years this is Canonical is using a radical way in developing the Ubuntu Linux. It starts with the presence Unity, HUD panel, and is now working with Amazon.