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This time on the show, patching privacy holes in Ubuntu 12.10, event triggers in Linux with CuttleFish, and what it means to be a public hacker. All that and more, this time on Hak5.

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How to Disable Amazon Ads and Data Leaks in Ubuntu 12.10

Unity includes Dash, an easy to use integration to search apps, music, etc. Dash can search the internet too, pulling up Amazon product pages via HTTPS, but Amazon gives you images of the products over HTTP. So any MITM can see what you're searching for. Hello, violation of privacy!
You can uninstall Dash's Amazon integration by removing the package called unity-lens-shopping from your computer. If you are currently using Ubuntu 12.10, you can click here to open unity-lens-shopping in Ubuntu Software Center, and then click the "Remove" button on the right. You can also uninstall it by opening the Terminal app and typing:
sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping
If you want Dash to only search your local computer and not search the Internet at all, you can open the Privacy app and switch "Include online search results" from on to off.

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  • As usual with these videos they don’t start right away. Here is where the actual content you want to see starts 14:05

    • J. Random Hak5 Fan 1 year ago

      s/you want/i wanted/

      I appreciate Darren sharing his heart with me. Also, it’s a story very relevant to the show.

      Thank you Darren. You’re a big man.

  • It’s getting cooler here in Toronto so I’ve taken to wearing my Hak5 hoodie to work … at a bank – you should see some of the looks I get, but no-one’s actually said anything to me yet. :)

  • jacksonscholl 2 years ago

    That rant was excessive. A minute or two is fine. A separate video is fine. But half of the main show? Come on.

    • n1nj4dude 1 year ago

      You dont have to watch the show jacksonscholl. There is even a new thing you can do where you can skip forward in the video. I know you might have missed it. BTW, last time I checked.. Im pretty sure this is Darren’s show. You don’t want to sit through 10 min of rant, make your own show.

  • Jack K. 1 year ago

    Great show.
    Gosh Darren is a brave man for tell us what he is up against. I suggest you talk to Leo Laport, Steve Gibson, Kevin Mitnick about how to handle the personal side of the discrimination you are facing.
    With the Man contact EFF. They may be able to help and point you in the right direction. ACLU might help but do not hold your breath.
    My father said “It’s all ways the little guy that gets abused.” (not those exact words) And implied is that the Big guys never do because they have the money and lawyers.
    Just another reason to support Hak5 and spread the word.