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Adobe spies on reading habits over unencrypted web because your 'privacy is important.'

2014/10/08

The Register - (International) Adobe confirmed October 8 that its Digital Editions software collects information on users' ebooks and sends it to Adobe servers as part of digital rights management (DRM) practices after a researcher reported finding the traffic being sent from Digital Editions. The company also confirmed that the information was sent in an unencrypted format and would be corrected, and stated that it was investigating the researcher's claims that the program collected additional information on ebooks files stored on users' systems.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/08/adobe_says_it_slurps_ebook_data_in_plain_text_because_privacy_is_important/

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