[ubuntu] This is really frustrating

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello, 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 (Hardware)