Posted Jan 3, 2013 12:28 UTC (Thu) by man_ls
In reply to: Computer privacy
Parent article: Canonical to demonstrate Ubuntu on phones
OK, you are right: removing Android (and thus Google) from the picture is a big improvement. Ubuntu is moving towards invading its users' privacy (see the recent "Amazon search lens" stories) but it's not there yet.
I would not be really happy until I could install my own distro on the phone. Having Ubuntu as an option would probably be a major step. I am not sure if Google services as Maps can have a free replacement though -- even for webmail I depend on them. To be honest I have not even bothered to install Cyanogenmod yet -- I suppose I am no Stallman when it comes to privacy vs convenience, and life inside the Mothership is not so bad. Now if I could choose a fully functional Debian...
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