Coming back to Ubuntu, but have seen red flags...

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I have used Ubuntu in the past (version 9.x) and now want to install the newest version in a new laptop. But a red flag has popped up, causing me to hesitate. Katherine Noyes published in linux.com the following: Quote: Regarding Ubuntu, however, a number of issues have come up over the past year or so, including the inclusion of online shopping results in searches – an addition Richard Stallman and the EFF have called “spyware.” I did a little research, including reading Stallman's original piece on this subject and frankly, I find this a bit alarming (Hardware)