Adobe Tracking Ebook Readers’ Data

AdobelogoAfter reports surfaced this week that Adobe Digital Editions 4, the latest version of the popular ebook platform, gathers extensive data on its users, the company offers details but fails to quell all concerns.

The news appears to come as a surprise to many of the system’s users–which include libraries and publishers–despite assurances by Adobe that its data gathering practices fall within the current user agreements and privacy policy.

In the meantime, many questions remain unanswered, including why user data is apparently transmitting to Adobe’s servers unencrypted, leaving it potentially vulnerable to third parties, as initial reports suggest.

Much more, including a list of the data Adobe Digital Editions collects from users.


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