Adobe has tweaked its Digital Editions 4 desktop ebook reader to now encrypt the data it secretly sends back to headquarters detailing a user's reading habits.There's a whole lot of not getting it wrapped up in that last bit. Those of you who use Adobe's ebook reader might want to choose an alternative.
Previously, this information was not encrypted, allowing anyone eavesdropping on a network to intercept it.
The software collects detailed records about the books the user has been reading, such as which pages were read and when, and sends this intelligence back to the
adelogs.adobe.comserver. There is no way to opt out of this short of deleting the application.
Now that information is transmitted using HTTPS, apparently.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Adobe ebook reader spies on you