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URL: https://askubuntu.com/q/892294
Title: Are there any default programs in Ubuntu 16.10 which take my data and pose a privacy risk?
ID: /2017/03/12/Are-there-any-default-programs-in-Ubuntu-16.10-which-take-my-data-and-pose-a-privacy-risk_
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One answer can be found here: Ubuntu Spyware: What to Do?. The article is written by our famous friend Richard Stallman. To summarize:

Since Ubuntu version 16.04, the spyware search facility is now
disabled by default. It appears that the campaign of pressure launched
by this article has been partly successful. Nonetheless, offering the
spyware search facility as an option is still a problem, as explained
below. Ubuntu should make the network search a command users can
execute from time to time, not a semipermanent option for users to
enable (and probably forget).

Even though the factual situation described in the rest of this page
has partly changed, the page is still important. This example should
teach our community not to do such things again, but in order for that
to happen, we must continue to talk about it.

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