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Old 07-10-2012, 03:44 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by JD Gumby View Post
Ah, so it's continuing to spy on our reading habits. I'll pass. Nothing else in the update is worth putting up with that sort of crap.
This sort of tracking isn't unique to Kobo. All ereaders and ereading apps do this. Have a look at this article - Your E-Book Is Reading You.

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The major new players in e-book publishing—Amazon, Apple and Google—can easily track how far readers are getting in books, how long they spend reading them and which search terms they use to find books. Book apps for tablets like the iPad, Kindle Fire and Nook record how many times readers open the app and how much time they spend reading. Retailers and some publishers are beginning to sift through the data, gaining unprecedented insight into how people engage with books.

Last edited by Suzanna; 07-10-2012 at 03:47 PM. Reason: To add quote from article
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