Ubuntu's controversial 'Amazon shopping' feature has been deemed compliant with data protection and privacy laws by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office.
Ubuntu is no stranger to awards and accolades, but the latest trophy to be presented to the project is one that's unlikely to go on display.
Canonical has introduced an additional legal notice to Ubuntu in a recent update to 13.04.
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has revealed how the OS will address the on-going privacy concerns around it's online searching feature in Unity.
Ubuntu 12.10 debuted a new 'Shopping Lens' feature - but not everyone found it useful. mongst those who liked the idea of the Shopping Lens, but not the way it works by default, was developer Mark Tully. But rather than gripe, uninstall, or miss out - he made his own dedicated Shopping Lens...
The Electronic Frontier Foundation have published a critique of Ubuntu 12.10's 'Shopping Lens' feature.
Is an EU law on data protection being broken in Ubuntu 12.10? That's the charge being put forward by blogger Luís de Sousa, who has spent the best part of 10 years working with state institutions where, he says, 'issues with private data are recurrent.' Sousa claims to have found several articles of an 1995 EU Directive on the protection of users personal data that Ubuntu's controversial new 'Shopping Lens' conflicts with
A 'Kill Switch' to disable online results Ubuntu's Dash is ready to land in Ubuntu 12.10.
An unfortunate "side effect" of Ubuntu's new 'shopping suggestions' feature is that, regardless of what you're looking for, be it local or online, you're going to be met with a barrage of results. This filterless 'show whatever from where-ever' approach has raised the eyebrows of some early testers...
Ubuntu's last-minute decision to add shopping results to the Home Lens of the Unity Dash proved controversial earlier this week - but is a compromise on the cards? A Google+ update from Unity developer Didier Roche seems to hint so
Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, has taken to his blog to add context to the latest controversial change in Ubuntu: shopping results.