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Nick Meyers
Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
on Nov 21, 2017 at 8:16:30 am

turns out Adobe, among other web-sites, uses mouse and keystroke tracking software to record your activity.

the up-side is they can analyse user patterns to improve workability of their site
the downside is your private details could be leaked.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/11/an-alarming-number-of-sites-emp...

nick


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Bill Davis
Re: Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
on Nov 21, 2017 at 2:52:51 pm

Not specifically related to Adobe - but I remember years ago installing Ghostery off the Apple Safari Plug-ins site and being totally shocked at the sheer number of bots and trackers it was blocking as I navigated the ‘net.

Make no mistake, on the internet - YOU are the product.

Creator of XinTwo - http://www.xintwo.com
The shortest path to FCP X mastery.


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Noah Kadner
Re: Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
on Nov 21, 2017 at 5:29:13 pm
Last Edited By Noah Kadner on Nov 21, 2017 at 5:29:39 pm

This is pretty much *every* modern website today and every app at least potentially. Is this really news to anyone?

Noah

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
on Nov 22, 2017 at 12:20:34 am

Hasn’t been to news to Rockwell since the 80s:









Yeah, I think this is news that websites log all of your credit card and other info per keystroke before the information is submitted or transferred.


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Noah Kadner
Re: Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
on Nov 22, 2017 at 2:16:00 am

And I have no PRIVACY oh oh oh oh.

Noah

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David Lawrence
Re: Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
on Nov 22, 2017 at 2:35:13 am

Which is why all my browsers on all my devices use this:

https://adguard.com

Whitelist the sites you want to support, and the rest can go pound sand. Added bonus - the web actually works again, especially on mobile.

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Tim Wilson
Re: Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
on Nov 22, 2017 at 6:18:15 pm

[David Lawrence] "Whitelist the sites you want to support, and the rest can go pound sand. "

I hope you're whitelisting us! 😁

For the record, the only thing we do with cookies is allow you to set your site preferences. We don't set any other cookies of our own, do no other tracking, and share data with nobody.


😎🐮

Tim Wilson
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Creative COW


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Bill Davis
Re: Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
on Nov 22, 2017 at 7:31:08 pm

[Tim Wilson] "
I hope you're whitelisting us! 😁

For the record, the only thing we do with cookies is allow you to set your site preferences. We don't set any other cookies of our own, do no other tracking, and share data with nobody."


My experience with the Cow, confirmed this.

During my site use, there are only 3 bots Ghostery shows - Google Analytics, Quantcast, and TypeKit by Adobe. - all three of which it gives me the option to block or not - without any impediment to site use. So this place has an impressive user tracking "clean" bill of health, IMO.

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greg janza
Re: Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
on Nov 23, 2017 at 6:51:47 am

the web is now doing active battle against the adblockers. I’m finding more and more sites that lock access to their pages until adblocking is turned off.

I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can’t Stop Eating Peanuts.
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Bill Davis
Re: Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
on Nov 23, 2017 at 11:10:27 pm
Last Edited By Bill Davis on Nov 23, 2017 at 11:10:58 pm

[greg janza] "the web is now doing active battle against the adblockers. "

No question this is the era of battle for the soul of the internet.

The number, size, restrictions and annoyance of the “culture of billboards” adjacent to the information superhighways -will have a major impact on our lives.

Whether the internet will remain more like the Pacific Coast Highway - a nice drive accessible to anyone equally - or the ad-awash Las Vegas Strip - or a prettier, but privatized toll road - is something facing a HUGE challenge this very month.

Fingers crossed and congressional snail/email addresses at the ready!

Creator of XinTwo - http://www.xintwo.com
The shortest path to FCP X mastery.


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Claude Lyneis
Re: Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
on Nov 24, 2017 at 5:14:22 pm

Every time I look at a new camera on B&H (which is frequently) , an add for it jumps up on my Facebook page within a few minutes. At least it isn't fake news from a Russian Bot.


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Scott Witthaus
Re: Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
on Nov 26, 2017 at 2:04:33 pm

[Nick Meyers] "turns out Adobe, among other web-sites, uses mouse and keystroke tracking software to record your activity."

...added to that fact is that my daughter over the holiday weekend noticed suspicious activity on her credit card. Turns out it was a recurring bill from Adobe Stock! Bank refunded everything but no one can figure out how it got on there.

Maybe a new way to increase revenue?

Scott Witthaus
Owner, 1708 Inc./Editorial
Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC
Professor, VCU Brandcenter


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