(8 October 2014) Galen Charlton in his Meta Interchange blog has written that “It came to light on Monday that the latest version of Adobe Digital Editions is sending metadata on eBooks that are read through the application to an Adobe server — in clear text.” He says that “by sending the information in the clear, anybody can intercept it and choose to act on somebody’s choice of reading material.”
Read the blogpost here.
CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) has also commented on this in its CAUL Circular (requires registration).
Eric Hellman (9 October 2014) in his blog post brings a different perspective: Correcting Misinformation on the Adobe Privacy Gusher
The ALA has a press release (13 October 2014) here.