[kwlug-disc] Ubuntu's default search engine to change in deal withYahoo

Oksana Goertzen ogoertzen at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 12:49:30 EST 2010


http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/01/ubuntus-default-search-engine-to-change-in-deal-with-yahoo.ars

"It's worth noting that Yahoo's data retention practices are more
privacy-friendly<http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2008/12/yahoo-outdoes-google-will-scrub-search-logs-after-90-days.ars>than
Google's. Yahoo search
records are anonymized after 90 days, a practice that will continue in the
future<http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/01/microsoft-to-delete-yahoo-search-data-after-3-months.ars>.
Google, on the other hand,
keeps the data for three times as long and has faced criticism for its
allegedly
inadequate<http://arstechnica.com/security/news/2008/09/security-expert-google-anonymization-not-anonymous-enough.ars>anonymization."

I believe, in some areas, Google has said they reserve the right to keep
your private data
forever and they link your search results with other Google services you
might use, so moving
to Yahoo, I think, is a positive step for open source software.




On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:14 PM, Lori Paniak
<ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>wrote:

> It's barely a settings change.  It is a list re-ordering:  On 9.10,
> Google is the first choice (default) for searches, Yahoo second.  Just
> click on chevron beside the search box to pick your favourite.
>
> In the end it is about $$.  Canonical is a business and as such it needs
> to make some money occasionally.  Good for Canonical, good for FF and
> good for FLOSS!
>
> On Wed, 2010-01-27 at 11:20 -0500, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> > Firefox ships with Google as the default search engine.  Ubuntu's
> > changing that to ship with Yahoo! instead.  I doubt it's even a source
> > change.  It's a settings change.
> >
> > Don't worry.  You can switch it back.
> >
> > Darcy.
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 11:14 AM,  <shane.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > If that is the case I would really like to see the full particulars of
> that deal.  Released under GPL perhaps?  Is this confirmed or a rumor?  If a
> rumor, started by whom?
> > > ================
> > > It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight
> in the dog.
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Lori Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>
> > > Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:06:46
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> > > Subject: [kwlug-disc] Ubuntu's default search engine to change in deal
> with
> > >        Yahoo
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