if you mean that ubuntu sends data to amazon, I did not know that, and will certainly pay attention and “do my own research”.
unfortunately, nobody can be trusted in this world, and even more sophisticated users (I consider myself one of those even though I am not a coder) cannot spend every waking hour trying to make sure that someone is not hurting us. it is a sad world in that regard.
as to my question about “running in the background”, i read what you said about centos, accept it, but as long as I am still running ubuntu…even deciding to change is a process around here and not an instant act… I still would like a firm answer on “yes it does”, “no it doesn’t” or "yes it does but we are addressing it and expect to have fixed it by “x” date.
that is why I posted here, hoping for an “official answer” rather than taking the word of anonymous others who may have some kind of private agenda.
if, however, what you are really saying is that this is an ubuntu matter and not a “brave” issues, then I hope you (or “brave” if you are not speaking officially) will kindly make that explicit, so I can adjust my thinking.