Adobe’s Digital Editions 4 ebook reader software is collecting detailed information about the reading habits of its users – and sending it back to the company in a format that’s easy for others to slurp.
An investigation by Nate Hoffelder of The Digital Reader blog showed that ADE 4 was collecting telemetry on which pages of ebooks were being read, and in which order. This included the title, publisher, and other metadata, which was then sent to the company’s mothership – a server called adelogs, no less – in plain text over the internet.
So… In the last year, Adobe has lost account details to some 50 million users, has lost its’ source codes to hackers and still doesn’t understand the need for security and privacy?!