Sunday, 24 November 2013

Ubuntu Desktop 13.10: Privacy Settings

If you like your privacy on Ubuntu enter the following into a terminal;

V=`/usr/bin/lsb_release -rs`; if [ $V \< 12.10 ]; then echo "Good news! Your version of Ubuntu doesn't invade your privacy."; else gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses remote-content-search none; if [ $V \< 13.10 ]; then sudo apt-get remove -y unity-lens-shopping; else gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses disabled-scopes "['more_suggestions-amazon.scope', 'more_suggestions-u1ms.scope', 'more_suggestions-populartracks.scope', 'music-musicstore.scope', 'more_suggestions-ebay.scope', 'more_suggestions-ubuntushop.scope', 'more_suggestions-skimlinks.scope']"; fi; if ! grep -q /etc/hosts; then echo -e "\n127.0.0.1" | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts >/dev/null; fi; echo "All done. Enjoy your privacy."; fi

Please note that this does not completely secure your privacy.

This will remove settings such as the ones in Security & Privacy, as well as other tracking and settings.

Sources and appreciation;

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