Adobe: by giving e-book data is designed to check licenses

Oct

8

2014

Adobe says that the collection of user data according to its e-reader app Digital Editions 4 is to reduce by checking that the necessary licenses are available. Piracy Nevertheless, says the software will be updated. Its Digital Editions software

Earlier this week, Adobe got in a scandal when it emerged that collects Digital Editions four privacy-sensitive data. As transmitted by the e-reader application information about e-books that read users while drm-free epub files are also scanned. On the hard disk In addition, the collected data sent unencrypted. Among other civil rights movement EFF responded indignantly to the privacy breaches by Adobe’s software and qualified Digital Editions as spyware.

Opposite Ars Technica that the earlier findings of The Digital Reader confirmed , a spokesperson from Adobe know that the company collects data to verify whether the e-books that a customer opens have the necessary licenses. This should counteract piracy, partly because the Digital Editions software is widely used by libraries to the “lending” of e-books.

Adobe claims further that the collection of user data is neatly integrated in the license and that only anonymised user data is stored. Nevertheless, the software indicated that it is working on an update that allows for encrypted transmission of the data collected. It is unclear when this update will appear.

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