Is Adobe Spying On Us Too?
A little over a month ago, Apple roused the torch-and-pitchfork crowd when it was discovered that Apple products were reporting back to the software giant on user's activities. Now Adobe has joined the spyring, with reports surfacing Wednesday that Adobe products are secretly sending user data to a third party.
The disclosure came in a post by Dan Moren on UNEASYsilence, a self-described "geeky news" blog. Moren reported that he discovered that Adobe's InDesign CS3, running on his Mac, was connecting to host identified as "192.168.112.2O7.net," which he discovered is a website owned by analytics giant Omniture. To many observers, the address appears to be deliberately designed to resemble an IP address in the 192.168 block, which is normally reserved for internal use.
Especially given the announcement last month that Adobe will begin offering integration with Yahoo! ads, one has to wonder just what kind of data Adobe is tracking on its users, and how they plan to use it.
Justin Ryan is a Contributing Editor for Linux Journal.
Getting Started with DevOps - Including New Data on IT Performance from Puppet Labs 2015 State of DevOps Report
August 27, 2015
12:00 PM CDT
DevOps represents a profound change from the way most IT departments have traditionally worked: from siloed teams and high-anxiety releases to everyone collaborating on uneventful and more frequent releases of higher-quality code. It doesn't matter how large or small an organization is, or even whether it's historically slow moving or risk averse — there are ways to adopt DevOps sanely, and get measurable results in just weeks.
Free to Linux Journal readers.Register Now!
- Hacking a Safe with Bash
- Django Models and Migrations
- Secure Server Deployments in Hostile Territory, Part II
- Home Automation with Raspberry Pi
- The Controversy Behind Canonical's Intellectual Property Policy
- Huge Package Overhaul for Debian and Ubuntu
- Shashlik - a Tasty New Android Simulator
- Embed Linux in Monitoring and Control Systems
- KDE Reveals Plasma Mobile
- diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development