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Well, yes, he does have a point, at least somewhat. I'm not down with my information being given to a third party willy-nilly, but to some degree that happens nearly every minute we are online. I understand the need for Canonical to monetize Ubuntu, but I'm not sure this Amazon deal was the way to go. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that this data sharing is only integrated into the desktop search function (as far as I know), and users can opt out. If Canonical had gone the other way, and made it opt-in, I wouldn't see it as much of a problem, but realistically how many people are going to take steps to opt-in. If I had to speculate, I would put that number down in the zero range.