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The Digital Reader: Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries

by Volker Weber

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.

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Wait. And the Amazon Kindle doesn't? Is anyone surprised?

Moritz Petersen, 2014-10-07

This may not surprise vowe's readers, but should surprise and concern all the non tech people using kindles & c

Giuseppe Grasso, 2014-10-08

@Moritz:

Amazon is being less naughty, though - They are tracking page reads and content that you've bought at Amazon - that's kind of necessary.

Adobe is scanning your pc for any kind of ebook, even those outside its application, and then sending the list of book back to adobe in plain text. They're invading the user's privacy and being careless about the information the've gleaned.

Andrew Magerman, 2014-10-09

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