This is a REALLY big deal for anyone that is the slightest bit protective of their privacy or security, or that doesn’t want to be a potential victim of identity theft. Seriously, if you use Ubuntu version 12.10, don’t do another single thing on your system before you go read this. And if you use an earlier version, do NOT upgrade to 12.10, at least not until this situation is rectified. I’d say now is a very good time to check out other popular Linux distributions (feel free to leave suggestions in the comments).
- Ubuntu Snafu: Privacy Is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping (veracode.com)
- Ubuntu Will Now Have Amazon Ads Pre-Installed (yro.slashdot.org)
- Now in Ubuntu Linux 12.10: integrated Amazon search results (pcworld.com)