I am creating this thread after getting really frustrated. The two other threads I started on this topic were closed before I got my question answered. I was asked to post in other threads on the topic which were all closed and my question was not answered in any of those threads either. I feel someone is stonewalling any discussion about this topic.
I'd like to get an answer to the following question. It is in regard to the following article http://www.fsf.org/blogs/rms/ubuntu-spyware-what-to-do which talks about supposed spyware in ubuntu 12.10 . I'd like to know if this is something which is found only in ubuntu 12.10. Is ubuntu 12.04 also affected by this issue or something similar? I think this is a really simple question and I don't know why I am not given a straight-forward answer. I hope atleast this thread doesn't get closed.