It is very interesting story that is now posted everywhere over Internet since Ubuntu made a move against Maicah Lee, the owner of fixubuntu.com website. The website posted how to remove Ubuntu invasive part of code that is sharing your searches on Ubuntu system with 3rd parties so they can advertise to you. You can read more about the story on these links:
As per the website to remove this code and protect your privacy on Ubuntu system you should run this:
sudo gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses remote-content-search none; if [ `cat /etc/lsb-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE | cut -d"=" -f2` < '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; sudo sh -c 'echo "127.0.0.1 productsearch.ubuntu.com" >> /etc/hosts';
It takes less then 20 seconds to remove the “unity-lens-shopping” package from yourUbuntu system and you are set.
- Copy code.
- Open a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T).
- Paste code, press enter.
- Type password.
Enjoy your privacy. Thanks to fixubuntu.com !