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Ubuntu Data Collection Report is Out! Read the Interesting Facts

Ubuntu Data Collection Report is Out! Read the Interesting Facts
  1. What information does Ubuntu collect?
  2. Does Ubuntu steal your data?
  3. Does Ubuntu spy on users?
  4. Is Ubuntu good for privacy?
  5. Does Ubuntu still send data to Amazon?
  6. How do I remove spyware from Ubuntu?
  7. Does Linux collect your data?
  8. Does Amazon own Ubuntu?
  9. Does Linux Mint have spyware?
  10. Is Ubuntu a gnu?
  11. What to do after installing Ubuntu?
  12. How many Ubuntu users are there?

What information does Ubuntu collect?

Ubuntu collects information from your system including hardware and software and sends them to Ubuntu servers. The data includes the information about the packages you have installed, how you are using it, and the applications crash reports.

Does Ubuntu steal your data?

Ubuntu 18.04 collects data about your PC's hardware and software, which packages you have installed, and application crash reports, sending them all to Ubuntu's servers. You can opt out of this data collection—but you have to do it in three separate places.

Does Ubuntu spy on users?

Ubuntu, a widely used and influential GNU/Linux distribution, has installed surveillance code. When the user searches her own local files for a string using the Ubuntu desktop, Ubuntu sends that string to one of Canonical's servers. (Canonical is the company that develops Ubuntu.)

Is Ubuntu good for privacy?

Ubuntu is privacy friendly in the sense that it doesn't go out of its way to spy on/collect data about you. It's right at that sweet spot of being both reasonably privacy-respecting and easy to use. Qubes would be the way to go if you're looking for maximal security, perhaps even at the cost of usability.

Does Ubuntu still send data to Amazon?

No. Ubuntu and Debian use the popularity-contest package, this is the one that informs about the most used apps in your Ubuntu-Debian-PC but is configured by default to not send anything until you agree to do so.

How do I remove spyware from Ubuntu?

What to do instead

  1. Install offline, or block access to metrics.ubuntu.com and popcon.ubuntu.com on your router.
  2. Remove the spyware using apt purge : sudo apt purge ubuntu-report popularity-contest apport whoopsie.

Does Linux collect your data?

Most Linux distros do not track you in the ways that Windows 10 does, but they do collect data like your browser history on your harddrive. ... but they do collect data like your browser history on your harddrive.

Does Amazon own Ubuntu?

The Amazon web app has been a part of the Ubuntu desktop for the past 8 years — now Ubuntu has decided to part with it. I don't expect many Ubuntu users will mind its removal, if they even notice its gone!

Does Linux Mint have spyware?

Re: Spyware and Tracking

Windows itself does; Mint itself does not.

Is Ubuntu a gnu?

Ubuntu was created by people that had been involved with Debian and Ubuntu is officially proud of its Debian roots. It's all ultimately GNU/Linux but Ubuntu is a flavor. In the same way that you can have different dialects of English. The source is open so anyone can create their own version of it.

What to do after installing Ubuntu?

Things to do after installing Ubuntu 18.04 & 19.10

  1. Update the system. ...
  2. Enable additional repositories for more software. ...
  3. Explore the GNOME desktop. ...
  4. Install media codecs. ...
  5. Install software from the Software Center. ...
  6. Install software from the Web. ...
  7. Use Flatpak in Ubuntu 18.04 to get access to more applications.

How many Ubuntu users are there?

It was yet another Debian derivative. Today, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, estimates that there are 25 million Ubuntu users worldwide. That makes Ubuntu the world's third most popular PC operating system. By Canonical's estimates, Ubuntu has roughly 90 percent of the Linux market.

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