Want to safeguard your privacy on Ubuntu? Here’s how!

Thanks to the great folks at FixUbuntu.com, there is a quick and easy set of commands you can enter to do just that.  Simple open the Terminal application and paste the below code:

  • Open up the Terminal applcation
  • Highlight the code below and copy
  • Right click paste into the Terminal window
  • Press enter.

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 " productsearch.ubuntu.com" >> /etc/hosts';

That’s it!

Be sure hit up the groups Github page for more and be sure to check out their page at https://fixubuntu.com/.


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