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Interesting article sent to us directly Benjamin Kerensa, Community Evangelist on Ubuntu, and yesterday held an exchange of emails with Mark Shuttleworth on the issue of inclusion of results Amazon in the Home Lens of the new Unity Dash 6.6.0.
A good example of an interesting use of the results of the Dash Amazon: search for books on Ubuntu
As you know, one of the novelties of the new version of Unity is the presentation of results in our generic searches Amazon in the Dash, which is not liked too many users my not-particularly-and convinced me that has provoked suspicions about the privacy and security of those transactions , that Ubuntu could turn into an interesting source of information to Amazon.
tried to reassure users stating that privacy is totally not send data on those searches Amazon, as explained one of the developers of that property, and that is expected a secure protocol is integrated into such pursuits soon , but also, as he said, the idea is to offer the full search, which allows us to find not only documents on your computer, but services and products directly from Dash if they so wish.
explains in his post that although he believes that the results for the shopping section are interesting, much work remains to be done, but it will be very powerful power make price comparisons of products online shopping directly from the Dash.
course that option is curious, but I still think it should have clarified Shuttleworth why Canonical takes Amazon to provide results, something that has never been clear. If Ubuntu takes a commission, as some readers comentábais in the previous post, perfect after all Canonical is a business and the goal is to make money . But it would be recommended that this decision would admit and explicasen more clearly.
For those who do not wish Amazon results on Dash, the quickest way is uninstall “Shopping Lens ” on Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping
Something that will save you from those results if you wish. It is normal for these early confusions occur with so striking a feature, and perhaps there was a little miscommunication by Canonical . Hopefully the best of them, for sure we will see a Dash increasingly powerful and versatile.
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