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Old 08-03-2015, 05:23 PM   #1
fjtorres
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candy.js spyware embedded in ebooks

From Digitalbookworld:

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2015...about-readers/

Quote:

There’s a brave new world in book publishing, and it’s being shaped by and around audience insights. Not only are publishers becoming more adept at using data to work smarter, but code and algorithms are also getting better at gathering information and executing tasks without the help of humans.

At Jellybooks, we recently developed a piece of code called candy.js, which is embedded inside an ebook to track how users actually read. Penguin Random House UK was among our earliest partners in a pilot program of the technology, and the insights we gathered were fascinating. The question now becomes what story this data tells us and what impact it might have.
More at the source.

Nice of them to warn us.

They don't say what format ebooks or what vendors carry this spyware so anybody with randy penguin UK titles run into this?
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