I am new to Mint. I am very pleased about the Debian version because my intention is to leave Ubuntu behind for it's new "feature" the "Amazon Lense". Which many, many people find much too intrusive. Expect more and more ol' ubuntu's to come here.
But it's not for no reason that my first post appears here.
I have found not only a completely unexplained Firefox-addon "Mint search enhancer" installed with Mint, but also mentioned google in the update mechanisms of Mint at least two more times. See pics.
What's the meaning of this?
Why is the default of softwareupdates-checking "15 min" and why is "Check connection" linked to google.com? This means that google.com continuesly gets my IP and more, every 15 min, when I am online?