Adobe's e-reader software collects less data now, EFF says

Tests on the latest version of Adobe System’s e-reader software shows the company is now collecting less data following a privacy-related dustup last month, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.Digital Editions version 4.0.1 appears to only collect data on ebooks that have DRM (Digital Rights Management), wrote Cooper Quintin, a staff technologist with the EFF. DRM places restrictions on how content can be used with the intent of thwarting piracy.Adobe was criticized in early October after it was discovered Digital Editions collected metadata about ebooks on a device, even if the ebooks did not have DRM. Those logs were also sent to Adobe in plain text.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

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