Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries

Nate Hoffelder, DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, Oct 10, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Another company joins the ignoble ranks of those spying on its users. "Adobe is gathering data on the ebooks that have been opened, which pages were read, and in what order. All of this data, including the title, publisher, and other metadata for the book is being sent to Adobe’s server in clear text." Here's a timeline:

"But wait," says Nate Hoffelder, the writer who broke the story. "There’s more. Adobe isn’t just tracking what users are doing in DE4; this app was also scanning my computer, gathering the metadata from all of the ebooks sitting on my [e-Reader], and uploading that data to Adobe’s servers." Seriously Adobe?

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