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Who's Tracking Your Reading Habits? An E-Book Buyer's Guide to Privacy
Old 12-14-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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Who's Tracking Your Reading Habits? An E-Book Buyer's Guide to Privacy

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We've examined the policies of Google Books, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, Sony, Overdrive, Indiebound, Internet Archive, and Adobe Content Server for answers to the following questions:
  • Can they keep track of searches for books?
  • Can they monitor what you're reading and how you're reading it after purchase and link that information back to you? Can they do that when the e-book is obtained elsewhere?
  • What compatibility does the device have with books not purchased from an associated eBook store?
  • Do they keep a record of book purchases? Can they track book purchases or acquisitions made from other sources?
  • With whom can they share the information collected in non-aggregated form?
  • Do they have mechanisms for customers to access, correct, or delete the information?
  • Can they share information outside the company without the customer's consent?
https://www.eff.org/pages/reader-privacy-chart-2012
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Very informative. Thanks for sharing.
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I assume that some part of the gubmint watches everything, no?
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