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[ubuntu] How to remove default installed "Ubuntu Spyware"
Although it is easily turned off, it is very unpleasant to use a system that did that. Since Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu and others are official variants from Canonical's Ubuntu, I wonder if they also have it somewhere in their systems, or just the original Ubuntu. The "spyware" is built-in into Unity's Dash, so as long as you're not using Unity i. On a side note the "spyware" will be disabled by deafult starting from Ubuntu Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top.
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It has to sync the time from somewhere, so yes it dials out for quite a few reasons you probably didn't know about in all flavors. Mateo kos' answer makes sense.
This includes things like the computer model, what software is installed, and the approximate location you choose. Secondly, not everyone who uses Ubuntu installs Ubuntu.
You can buy laptops pre-loaded with Ubuntu, pre-prepared devices are loaned to siblings, and so on. And that, folks, is it.
No user name, no IP address, no locale, no list of software or drivers I had enabled. After all, by learning more about the hardware and systems we all Ubuntu developers can, in theory, prioritise fixes, support and development accordingly. Will you take part in this Ubuntu system diagnostic reporting?
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