|05-13-2011, 03:40 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2010
privacy related questions
Does the new eBook store search send any information to booksellers about you and the contents of your calibre library? (I mean beyond basic information necessary to complete a search, like the book title you enter and your IP address.) Is there a plan to grant booksellers or advertisers any sort of access to the contents of calibre libraries?
Also, on startup, calibre checks for updates and (I think) transmits your current version for storage and analysis. Does it collect any other information? [Edit: question was humorously answered in this thread; answer is an unequivocal no.]
Edit: After some searching, I see that the developers of calibre were offended by a recent question about this issue. I have the greatest respect for everyone who contributes to the project, and I do trust the application and developers. Still, I am curious and thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.
Last edited by barium; 05-13-2011 at 04:11 PM.
|05-13-2011, 03:52 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa, FL USA
Device: Kindle Touch
http://www.wireshark.org/ is your friend when you are trying to answer question like this.
But, I doubt there is any private info being sent. I doubt the start up even send your current version... it just asks the web site "what's the current version" and compares the response with the currently running version number.
|05-13-2011, 04:00 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The (original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: Galaxy Tab 2,Black Astak PEz, K4NT(now Wifes)
The stats just counts 'Starts' for each system.
|05-13-2011, 04:39 PM||#4|
Creator of calibre
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
calibre will never send any information about the books you read to anybody.
|05-13-2011, 04:50 PM||#5|
Sigil & calibre developer
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Florida, USA
Device: Nook STR
Get books: Only sends the search query. IP address is also sent but that's a given. It doesn't even send your OS to the store. Unless you happen to use Gentoo Linux ;-)
Personal info will never be collected, made accessible, or sold to anyone.
|05-13-2011, 04:54 PM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: WinMo: IPAQ; Android: HTC HD2, Archos 7o; Java:Gravity T
I completely agree that it's reasonable to ask what's being sent, what's being kept, etc.
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