E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy

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Thinking about an ebook reader? Concerned about ebooks and privacy? Just curious? The EFF’s E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy v1.1 has answers to questions like

  • Can they monitor what you’re reading?
  • Is the device ONLY compatible with books purchased from an associated eBook store?
  • Can they keep track of book searches?
  • Can they keep track of book purchases?
  • With whom can they share the information collected in non-aggregated form?
  • Can they share information outside the company without the customer’s consent?
  • Do they lack mechanisms for customers to access, correct, or delete the information?

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