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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Homesteading and Self Reliant Living => Do It Yourself - Projects, Ideas and How To => Topic started by: Mr. Bill on November 09, 2012, 05:49:19 PM

Title: Privacy issues in Ubuntu Linux: how to shut off the bad, enable the good
Post by: Mr. Bill on November 09, 2012, 05:49:19 PM
Useful info from the EFF:

Privacy in Ubuntu 12.10: Amazon Ads and Data Leaks (https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/10/privacy-ubuntu-1210-amazon-ads-and-data-leaks)
Summary: If you use the "Dash" search function, Ubuntu will also send your search to Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, BBC, and other third-parties, "so that we may complement your search results with online search results" from these companies.  You can turn this feature off.

Privacy in Ubuntu 12.10: Full Disk Encryption (https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/11/privacy-ubuntu-1210-full-disk-encryption)
Summary: Ubuntu finally makes it easy to enable full-disk encryption during installation of the operating system.