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Submission + - Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries (

stasike writes: Nate at reports that Adobe is spying on any computer that runs Digital Editions 4, the newest version of Adobe’s Epub app. They are not only sending info about what you are reading, they also search your computer for e-book files and send this info too, and all this in clear text.
This is just another example of DRM going south.

Submission + - Amazon drops "wireles delivery" surcharge (

stasike writes: Amazon has been charging "wireles delivery" surcharge for it's Kindle books for regions outside USA. The surcharge was $2 and was charged even if you purchased the e-book on WiFi-only Kindle or even on Kindle app for your PC or PDA. So 0.99 book cost $2.99 in Eurpope and elsewhere.
It looks like they dropped the surcharge. Is this the beginning of price-war with Apple?

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