Adobe Digital Editions 4 Privacy Concerns

Recent reports have indicated that the Adobe Digital Editions software used by libraries around the world to check-out and download ebooks has been logging and sending back to Adobe un-encrypted information about users’ reading histories.  This issue seems to be limited to Adobe Digital Editions version 4.
Ebooks provided by Temple University Libraries are currently only available for reading online and/or for download as PDF files, and do not use the affected Adobe Digital Editions software.  Temple users concerned about their privacy may still want to consider uninstalling the Adobe Digital Editions 4 software if it is being used for ebooks provided from another source.  Adobe Digital Editions 3 does not appear to compromise user privacy and could be installed in place of version 4.

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