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Old 10-11-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
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Question Ubuntu Amazon Shopping Lens Tin hats

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/10/d...s-break-eu-law

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...The ‘Shopping Lens’ is a new feature present in the development builds of Ubuntu 12.10 that displays Amazon product (or Ubuntu One Music Store) suggestions in the Dash.

When you enter a search term in the Unity Dash of Ubuntu 12.10 your query, along with your IP address, is sent to a server owned by Canonical. From there your search query is sent on to Amazon, where product suggestions based on your term are matched and sent back to Canonical’s server and then into the Dash...
The article goes on - at length - about the morals.

I'm more interested in the link between the data's IP's
If one had a kindle at the same address - or four - Wondering if the kindle (SO? / marketing? / demog sales?) targeting team would hazard a guess about likely demographics.

I.E. does this additional data feed give them wider leverage to discriminate information via (now multiple) logs.

I think yes, however as most people don't actually care about their data being pimped out no doubt - this may well turn into a "throw rocks" thread.

So, pretty much that was it. Is the additional data likely to be leveraged against other logs data? I would guess yes.

That is all.
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