Read the following about Adobe. What specific items that Adobe was collecting a

Oct 20th, 2014
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Read the following about Adobe.  What specific items that Adobe was collecting are or are not a violation of privacy in your opinion?  Describe another example that you have encountered where you felt that an app was invading your privacy.


Adobe Collects eReader Data and Transmits it in Cleartext (October 7 & 8, 2014)

Adobe has acknowledged that its Digital Editions ebook reader gathers information about users' reading histories and sends the data back to the company unencrypted. Adobe maintains that the feature is designed to prevent piracy. The company says the information it collects, which includes user, device and app IDs; IP addresses; duration of reading; and percentage of book read is data that could be demanded by publishers. Adobe now says it plans to issue an update to the software to address the cleartext data transmission. 

[Editors Note (Pescatore): I think I see a connection: Adobe was building in spyware capabilities into its ebook reader software at the same time it has been unable to prevent its Acrobat PDF software from being compromised by attackers. Adobe needs to change its business values to focus on privacy and security of the users of their software. Just adding encryption when the spyware capabilities in their ebook software talks to the Adobe Command and Control server does *not* do that. ]

http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/10/06/adobe-spying-users-collecting-data-eboo k-libraries/#.VDSA0r4XkzD -http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/07/adobe_digital_editions_4_caught_snooping _into_ebook_collections_of_users/ -http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/08/adobe_says_it_slurps_ebook_data_in_plain _text_because_privacy_is_important/ -http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/10/adobes-e-book-reader-sends-your-reading- logs-back-to-adobe-in-plain-text/ -http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/adobe-issue-software-fix-after-report-leaki ng-user-reading-habits-n220506


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