Thursday, 9 October 2014

Adobe spies on readers

Adobe spies on readers: 'EVERY page you turn, EVERY book you own' leaked back to base

App sends data over the net unencrypted


Updated Adobe's Digital Editions 4 ebook reader software collects detailed information about the reading habits of its users – and sends it back to the company in a format that's easy for others to slurp.
An investigation by Nate Hoffelder of The Digital Reader blog showed that ADE 4 was collecting telemetry on which pages of ebooks were being read, and in which order. This included the title, publisher, and other metadata, which was then sent to the company's mothership – a server called adelogs, no less – in plain text over the internet.


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