Ubuntu is Tracking You: Disable connections to Canonical
Ubuntu not only connects to Canonical servers on request, it does so permanently in the background. It even transmits geolocation information for the weather applet. Here’s a quick fix that removes all components involved in this tracking.
[quote]By searching in the dash you consent to: the collection and use of your search terms and IP address in this
way; and the storage of your search terms and IP address by Canonical and such selected third parties (if applicable).[/quote]
[code]sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-* unity-scope-* geoclue-ubuntu-geoip[/code]
This will remove the whole lens and geoip feature.
Also see AskUbuntu: I have permanent connections to Canonical servers, what are they for?