Mar 16, 2015

How to keep desktop searches private with Ubuntu?

How do you keep Ubuntu from turning all of your desktop searches into ad fodder for Amazon? I do not like the fact that my searches get automatically routed to Amazon for them to use in targeted ads. Is there a way to disable this “feature?”
How To Disable the Amazon Search Ads in Ubuntu’s Unity Dash

"If you’d like to continue using some types of online content in your dash but you want to disable the Amazon search results, you can uninstall the unity-lens-shopping package to remove only the Amazon advertising.

To uninstall the package, open a Terminal window from the dash.

sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping"
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