Adobe Updates Digital Edition, Stops Sharing User Info With the Internet

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Adobe rolled out a new update for their Digital Editions Epub app today, and I have good news, bad news, and okay news. This is a relatively minor update to the month-old Epub app, and the good news is that it adds a full text search option as well as a new display window for search results. The bad ...

Adobe Responds to ALA on Spying Scandal With Fictitious and Misleading Statements

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The American Library Association reported yesterday that Adobe has responded to the ALA's concerns about the recent revaluations of Adobe spying on users. You can find the AlA's press release here, but the short version is that Adobe is still claiming that sending a user's reading logs in the clear met the standards of Adobe's privacy policy. Adobe ...

Adobe Responds to Reports of Their Spying, Offers Half Truths and Misleading Statements

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They may be a day late and a dollar short, but Adobe has finally responded to yesterday's news that they were using the Digital Editions 4 app to spy on users. Adobe hasn't addressed all of the evidence against them, but they did admit that they were gathering info from users. They won't admit to scraping my ...

Adobe Digital Editions 3 Probably Safe From Adobe’s Spying, Experts Say

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It has been some 16 hours since I first broke the news that Adobe was spying on anyone who installed and ran Digital Editions 4, Adobe's latest and greatest ebook app, and while I still do not have a response from Adobe I do have some new information to share. I have followed up on this ...

Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries

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Adobe has just given us a graphic demonstration of how not to handle security and privacy issues. A hacker acquaintance of mine has tipped me to a huge security and privacy violation on the part of Adobe. That anonymous acquaintance was examining Adobe's DRm for educational purposes when they noticed that Digital Editions 4, the newest version of Adobe's ...

Adobe Releases Digital Editions 4.0 Featuring inComplete Support for Epub3

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Beating the third anniversary of Epub3 by about a month, Adobe released a new version of Adobe Digital Editions today.  Now publicly available for OSX and Windows, Adobe DE 4.0 is the first version of this app to officially support Epub3 - such as it is. The new app supports many parts of the EPub3 spec, but ...