Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-07-2014, 11:06 AM   #31
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 79,098
Karma: 70523669
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Voyage, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPhone 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by elemenoP View Post
If you have a Kindle, you can send Overdrive library books from Amazon's servers to your Kindle; no ADE involved.
Only if you live in the US, and 95% of people don't .
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 10-07-2014, 12:07 PM   #32
Byrdie
Walking Library
Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Byrdie ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 121
Karma: 666726
Join Date: Sep 2012
Device: Kobo H2O, Acer Iconia A1-830, Samsung GalaxyTab 10
Apparently ADE 2 is safe, also possibly version 3. Luckily I hadn't upgraded to the infested #4. But now I am very wary of anything with a spyware taint, be it intentional on Adobe's part or a really stupid programming screw up, so a substitute would be welcome.
Byrdie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 02:41 PM   #33
pdurrant
The Grand Mouse 高貴的老鼠
pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pdurrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 48,649
Karma: 166925687
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: Kindle Voyage
Anyone concerned about buying books with DRM they can't remove should stick with ADE 2.x. At any time the books downloaded through ADE 3.x and 4.x could come with a new DRM scheme, once someone decides to flip a switch.
pdurrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 03:04 PM   #34
Freeshadow
temp. out of service
Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,712
Karma: 20780936
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Duisburg (DE)
Device: PB 623
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
Anyone concerned about buying books with DRM they can't remove should stick with ADE 2.x. At any time the books downloaded through ADE 3.x and 4.x could come with a new DRM scheme, once someone decides to flip a switch.
Taking into consideration that not every ebook consumer is technically interested enough on these matters, exactly this switch-flipping might be the shit-hits-fan event leading to a webwide uproar and shitstorm needed for a change.
The amount of vote-with-your-wallet boycoteers and prepared DRM-removers is to small a subset of the customer base to provoke a change.
Maybe myriads of DRM-ignorant owners of older readers would be enough for building up a critical mass. This is why I wait for somebody pushing the big button.
Freeshadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 03:24 PM   #35
Rizla
Member Retired
Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,183
Karma: 11721895
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: Nook STR (rooted) & Sony T2
Quote:
Originally Posted by ApK View Post
Ah, so THIS is what people mean when the say that the ADE ecosystem is more "open" than Amazon's ecosystem! They mean it "opens" all the data on your computer for Adobe to look at!

The argument makes much more sense now!
Does Amazon scan the contents of your Kindle and phone it home?
Rizla is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 10-07-2014, 03:31 PM   #36
ApK
What did you call me?
ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ApK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 6,022
Karma: 51289547
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NJ, USA
Device: Kindle
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rizla View Post
Does Amazon scan the contents of your Kindle and phone it home?
Perhaps the Kindle dev forum participants can answer more authoritatively, but I don't think so, beyond the data you'd expect in a cloud-synced system. I seem to recall claims of such over the years and never any proof, despite hackers monitoring device traffic and such.

So the conclusion seems clear: If Amazon is secretly spying on you, they're better at it than Adobe is!
ApK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 03:35 PM   #37
Rizla
Member Retired
Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,183
Karma: 11721895
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: Nook STR (rooted) & Sony T2
Quote:
Originally Posted by fjtorres View Post
That thread from 2011 demonstrates that ADE knew about a book in Calibre that had no connection to ADE. Are we sure older versions of ADE were not scanning for user files it had no business scanning?
Rizla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 03:37 PM   #38
Rizla
Member Retired
Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,183
Karma: 11721895
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: Nook STR (rooted) & Sony T2
Quote:
Originally Posted by ApK View Post
Perhaps the Kindle dev forum participants can answer more authoritatively, but I don't think so, beyond the data you'd expect in a cloud-synced system. I seem to recall claims of such over the years and never any proof, despite hackers monitoring device traffic and such.

So the conclusion seems clear: If Amazon is secretly spying on you, they're better at it than Adobe is!
Agreed, if they do it, it must be well encrypted.
Rizla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 03:42 PM   #39
GeoffR
Wizard
GeoffR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GeoffR ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
GeoffR's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,288
Karma: 10551763
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Beneath the Long White Cloud
Device: Kobo Glo
Older versions of ADE scan a device to add the books on that device to the local ADE library, but that is a different thing to sending information about books in the ADE library back to Adobe.
GeoffR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 03:47 PM   #40
Amalthia
Guru
Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.
 
Amalthia's Avatar
 
Posts: 970
Karma: 1960
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Anchorage, AK
Device: Sony Reader PRS-505, PRS-650
If you've already installed Adobe DE 4, would uninstalling the program be enough for it to stop sending data from your computer?
Amalthia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 03:56 PM   #41
Nate the great
Sir Penguin of Edinburgh
Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Nate the great's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,739
Karma: 14115289
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro area
Device: Shake a stick plus 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amalthia View Post
If you've already installed Adobe DE 4, would uninstalling the program be enough for it to stop sending data from your computer?
I've uninstalled it and the data collection stopped (I think).
Nate the great is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 04:38 PM   #42
eschwartz
Ex-Helpdesk Junkie
eschwartz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.eschwartz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.eschwartz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.eschwartz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.eschwartz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.eschwartz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.eschwartz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.eschwartz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.eschwartz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.eschwartz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.eschwartz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
eschwartz's Avatar
 
Posts: 19,168
Karma: 83000001
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: The Beaten Path, USA, Roundworld, This Side of Infinity
Device: Kindle Touch fw5.3.7 (Wifi only)
Shouldn't it stop when you close ADE4???

Or is it installed as a "service".
eschwartz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 05:02 PM   #43
Amalthia
Guru
Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Amalthia once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.
 
Amalthia's Avatar
 
Posts: 970
Karma: 1960
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Anchorage, AK
Device: Sony Reader PRS-505, PRS-650
Quote:
Originally Posted by eschwartz View Post
Shouldn't it stop when you close ADE4???

Or is it installed as a "service".
This is my concern...
Amalthia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 05:17 PM   #44
crossi
Guru
crossi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crossi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crossi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crossi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crossi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crossi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crossi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crossi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crossi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crossi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crossi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 826
Karma: 3251720
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle Wahington U.S.
Device: kindle
I knew there was a good reason I never wanted to install Adobe. Now I never will. Isn't scanning your computer without permission illegal like opening and reading someone's mail? Even the government would need a warrant. How could a business get away with it? Is this a sueable invasion of privacy?
crossi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 05:31 PM   #45
Froide
Wizard
Froide ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Froide ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Froide ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Froide ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Froide ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Froide ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Froide ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Froide ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Froide ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Froide ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Froide ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Froide's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,622
Karma: 8236729
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Noo Yawk
Device: NOOK HD, Samsung GS7, Laptop, Desktop. RIP: Palms, NOOK Tablet, SGS4
Quote:
Originally Posted by elemenoP View Post
If you have a Kindle, you can send Overdrive library books from Amazon's servers to your Kindle; no ADE involved. I guess there are some Overdrive books which are not available in Kindle format; I haven't come across them myself.
Quote:
Originally Posted by meeera View Post
... in the USA. There's no such thing as a Kindle library book
here (or in many other places, I believe).
Excerpt from OverDrive Help: What formats work with Android devices? >> Supported Formats

Quote:
Kindle Books (U.S. only): You can use your Android device to borrow Kindle Books from your library and send them to a Kindle device or Kindle reading app.

Last edited by Froide; 10-07-2014 at 05:37 PM.
Froide is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Young Adult Snell, Roy J: Triple Spies. V1. 28 May 2009 crutledge Kindle Books (offline) 1 04-15-2011 02:53 PM
Young Adult Snell, Roy J: Triple Spies. V1. 28 May 2009 crutledge BBeB/LRF Books (offline) 2 05-28-2009 03:16 PM
Young Adult Snell, Roy J: Triple Spies. V1. 28 May 2009 crutledge IMP Books (offline) 0 05-28-2009 08:30 AM
Young Adult Snell, Roy J: Triple Spies. V1. 28 May 2009 crutledge ePub Books (offline) 0 05-28-2009 08:28 AM
Unpatched Adobe Reader users in jeopardy Alexander Turcic Reading and Management 5 01-11-2007 05:00 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:59 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.