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Old 08-10-2015, 11:13 AM   #61
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Fair enough. I would point out that all the information gathered, when not secured, could become a potential security problem for you, either if that info is hacked, or the company goes defunct and decides to sell off your info. Do we really know the extent of the information collected from all these services?
You could say that about any sort of transaction done on a computer/online. The companies you are buying these books from already have much more valuable data about you than any javascript in a book.
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You could say that about any sort of transaction done on a computer/online. The companies you are buying these books from already have much more valuable data about you than any javascript in a book.
We might as well give up then - just publish all your personal information online and save them the hassle!!

Just because some people have information already doesn't mean I want anyone/everyone to have it... There are also laws governing how hey treat financial information...not so much for what they mine without you knowing.
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:04 PM   #63
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We might as well give up then - just publish all your personal information online and save them the hassle!!
That's obviously absurd. Much like some of the comments in this thread about a technology that may or may not ever go anywhere and so far has only been used in free books given to readers who have been made aware that it is there which must be activated by the reader. Sorry for the run-on sentence.
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:02 PM   #64
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My attitude is pretty simple:

I am the customer, so what is it about this aspect of the eBook that I should be willing to pay for?

If nothing about it constitutes something I might want to buy for my benefit, then I don't want it there.
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:04 PM   #65
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My attitude is pretty simple:

I am the customer, so what is it about this aspect of the eBook that I should be willing to pay for?

If nothing about it constitutes something I might want to buy for my benefit, then I don't want it there.
But no one is forcing you to pay for it.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:06 PM   #66
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candy.js is not an issue. Before I do anything with ePub eBooks, I run Modify ePub and I have it remove any javascipt. So candy.js would be removed before it ever sees one of my devices.
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That's obviously absurd. Much like some of the comments in this thread about a technology that may or may not ever go anywhere and so far has only been used in free books given to readers who have been made aware that it is there which must be activated by the reader. Sorry for the run-on sentence.
Of course it is absurd...I did use the ""... lol

If "we" sit around and continue to allow these little invasions of privacy, then eventually it will be considered commonplace and "normal" for every agency to collect information about everything you do. At that point it will be much more difficult to regain your privacy. I would rather prevent it from happening in the first place while most people still think privacy is important.
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candy.js is not an issue. Before I do anything with ePub eBooks, I run Modify ePub and I have it remove any javascipt. So candy.js would be removed before it ever sees one of my devices.
Unfortunately, you can't rely on Modify ePub to find embedded JavaScript code. For example, it didn't find the following JavaScript code in my valid ePub3 test file:

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<body onload="javascript:alert('Gotcha!')">
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Unfortunately, you can't rely on Modify ePub to find embedded JavaScript code. For example, it didn't find the following JavaScript code in my valid ePub3 test file:

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<body onload="javascript:alert('Gotcha!')">
But I'll find it as I do look at the code for the eBooks I read before I read them.
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Unfortunately, you can't rely on Modify ePub to find embedded JavaScript code. For example, it didn't find the following JavaScript code in my valid ePub3 test file:

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<body onload="javascript:alert('Gotcha!')">




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