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Re: Is Canonical tracking me through the DuckDuckGo search engine?
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2015, 01:29:57 AM »
 

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When Firefox next updates, you may have to go through the editing process again. Theres other ways around this:

1) We could start packaging Firefox and distributing it raw, untouched via the LL repos. Unlikely to happen anytime soon, FF is a big project and just takes to much time to track. At the moment our focus is on our own software.
2) Download a raw copy of FF, throw it in your /home/user dir and make a shortcut to it.
 


Re: Is Canonical tracking me through the DuckDuckGo search engine?
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2015, 02:59:37 PM »
 

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Guess I would have a look at this link , might look a little bit paranoid , but it s some interesting readings : https://prism-break.org/en/categories/gnu-linux/

Will reread your post fella .
Have this website in favorites for a long time now...
 

Re: Is Canonical tracking me through the DuckDuckGo search engine?
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2015, 04:01:42 PM »
 

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I like this site too . In Bookmarks also .
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Re: Is Canonical tracking me through the DuckDuckGo search engine?
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2015, 07:22:39 PM »
 

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Package xul-ext-ubufox is for "Ubuntu-specific configuration defaults"
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apt-cache show xul-ext-ubufox
Package: xul-ext-ubufox
Priority: optional
Section: web
Installed-Size: 207
Maintainer: Ubuntu Mozilla Team <ubuntu-mozillateam@lists.ubuntu.com>
Architecture: all
Source: ubufox
Version: 3.0-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
Replaces: ubufox (<< 0.9~rc2-0ubuntu3)
Provides: firefox-ubufox, ubufox
Depends: aptdaemon, libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.26)
Recommends: firefox (>= 9.0)
Breaks: ubufox (<< 0.9~rc2-0ubuntu3)
Filename: pool/main/u/ubufox/xul-ext-ubufox_3.0-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_all.deb
Size: 25920
MD5sum: 161d4126db6cc93737d84613fdc2c783
SHA1: f8d208697e51cdd8908c50d645bf8916f32fa7eb
SHA256: 025bfdd9fd956a1080165242376788e82b1403f85a9e5e1232191251846ec0de
Description-en: Ubuntu-specific configuration defaults and apt support for Firefox
 Adds Ubuntu-specific modifications to Firefox.
 .
 Integrates the browser with Ubuntu to:
  * Enable searching for missing plugins from Ubuntu software catalog
  * Add the following options to the Help menu
    - Get help on-line
    - Help translating Firefox
    - Ubuntu Release Notes
  * Set homepage to Ubuntu Start Page
  * Display a restart notification after upgrading Firefox
  * Add ask.com to the search engines.
 .
 You can uninstall this if you prefer to use a pristine Firefox install.
Description-md5: d3a589833861a3e410e82d2a68586881
Enhances: firefox
Homepage: https://launchpad.net/ubufox
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Origin: Ubuntu
Supported: 5y
Task: ubuntu-desktop, ubuntu-usb, kubuntu-desktop, kubuntu-full, kubuntu-active-desktop, kubuntu-active-full, edubuntu-desktop, edubuntu-usb, xubuntu-desktop, lubuntu-desktop, ubuntustudio-desktop, ubuntu-gnome-desktop

Package: xul-ext-ubufox
Priority: optional
Section: web
Installed-Size: 378
Maintainer: Ubuntu Mozilla Team <ubuntu-mozillateam@lists.ubuntu.com>
Architecture: all
Source: ubufox
Version: 2.8-0ubuntu1
Replaces: ubufox (<< 0.9~rc2-0ubuntu3)
Provides: firefox-ubufox, ubufox
Depends: aptdaemon, libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.26)
Recommends: firefox (>= 9.0)
Breaks: ubufox (<< 0.9~rc2-0ubuntu3)
Filename: pool/main/u/ubufox/xul-ext-ubufox_2.8-0ubuntu1_all.deb
Size: 56222
MD5sum: 48f48503090501a6af48e15d75215e76
SHA1: 100b5bd88c5689078d11818e73d749d6dd2f0178
SHA256: 623c06fbad31ff9c26c5ba60ae56f4fcbc71ddde51d48e6740d98f80444c24c0
Description-en: Ubuntu-specific configuration defaults and apt support for Firefox
 Adds Ubuntu-specific modifications to Firefox.
 .
 Integrates the browser with Ubuntu to:
  * Enable searching for missing plugins from Ubuntu software catalog
  * Add the following options to the Help menu
    - Get help on-line
    - Help translating Firefox
    - Ubuntu Release Notes
  * Set homepage to Ubuntu Start Page
  * Display a restart notification after upgrading Firefox
  * Add ask.com to the search engines.
 .
 You can uninstall this if you prefer to use a pristine Firefox install.
Description-md5: d3a589833861a3e410e82d2a68586881
Enhances: firefox
Homepage: https://launchpad.net/ubufox
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Origin: Ubuntu
Supported: 5y
Task: ubuntu-desktop, ubuntu-usb, kubuntu-desktop, kubuntu-full, kubuntu-active-desktop, kubuntu-active-full, edubuntu-desktop, edubuntu-usb, xubuntu-desktop, lubuntu-desktop, ubuntustudio-desktop, ubuntu-gnome-desktop
Not needed in LL. So it's best to remove it.
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sudo apt-get remove xul-ext-ubufox
It looks like Firefox uses two files to colect statistits for Canonical. I've removed them and added a seach engine from Mozilla website.
This is my idea on how to deal with this.
Ctrl+Alt+T then run
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rm $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/searchplugins/duckduckgo.xml
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sudo find /usr/lib/firefox/distribution/searchplugins/locale -name "duckduckgo.xml" -type f -exec rm {} \;
After removing duckduckgo.xml from all the locations I've visited next url and added duckduckgo
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?atype=4
This will stick untill the first update. And then you need to remove duckduckgo.xml from /usr/lib/firefox/distribution/searchplugins/locale/*/
If you remove it, Firefox will use the one in /home/username/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/searchplugins/duckduckgo.xml
Might be easier to save it as a script so you could run it with a mouse click.

Open the text editor paste next in it
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#! /bin/bash
sudo find /usr/lib/firefox/distribution/searchplugins/locale -name "duckduckgo.xml" -type f -exec rm {} \;
Then save it as fix-duckduckgo.sh, right click on the file -> make executable.
Next time firefox is updated just run the script.
 

Re: Is Canonical tracking me through the DuckDuckGo search engine?
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2015, 01:26:00 PM »
 

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It looks like Firefox uses two files to colect statistits for Canonical. I've removed them and added a seach engine from Mozilla website.
Canonical and their tracking. -_-

Thanks.

Anyway, I wanted to ask something (so I don't create a new thread for a simple question).

Is there any way to get notified about updates without installing Ubuntu software center? I know it's not recommended to install from its updater.

Also AppArmor GUI / tool would be nice in the future, but not priority though. I still don't know if to use SElinux, Apparmor, or other.
 

Re: Is Canonical tracking me through the DuckDuckGo search engine?
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2015, 06:43:22 PM »
 

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In the future please make a new thread, we don't want to confuse the other people. I've been "spanked" :) a few times about that before.
Is there any way to get notified about updates without installing Ubuntu software center?
Currently there is no such method. It is recommended to use the default updater in LL.
I haven't come across a GUI for the AppArmor. To tell you the truth I've never needed it. :)
 


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