[ubuntu] Amazon ads in ubuntu

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello, I tried to start a thread on this topic earlier, but it was closed. All the other threads on this topic seem to be closed too. So, I can't post this anywhere else. Basically, I have a question about what Richard Stallman said here : http://www.fsf.org/blogs/rms/ubuntu-spyware-what-to-do . Is this spyware installed on ubuntu 12.04 too? Is ubuntu 12.04 affected? Or is this something which is new in ubuntu 12.10 and affects only ubuntu 12.10? (Hardware)