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Ebook Readers Track Detailed Reading Habits and Location Information

by Hawke Robinson last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:23 PM
Not a surprise for those in the tech and security sectors, but many non-techies thinking of an eBook reader might not realize just how invasive these devices are in monitoring in significant detail your reading habits and locations.

These vary between readers, so you will want to check out the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) list showing which ones compromise your security more...

Here is the article (and podcast) on the NPR segment on this topic:

Is Your E-Book Reading Up On You?

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/15/132058735/is-your-e-book-reading-up-on-you

And here is EFF's page providing more useful information:

An E-Book Buyer's Guide to Privacy

http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/12/e-book-privacy

 

And though not mentioned in either article, here is something that is potentially related. This is in regard to the Obama administration (and Obama himself supporting/requesting) tracking American's locations through their cell phones:

"EFF Location Privacy Victory at Third Circuit Stands, With Implications Far Beyond Your Cell Phone"

https://www.eff.org/node/12056

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