Adobe is Caught Spying, Explains Side

Adobe Technote

Adobe.com today issued a TechNote to explain its side on the uproar created after it was found that Adobe CS3 applications were making surreptitious calls to an obscure site, *.2O7.net (even the ‘O’ can be confusingly misconstrued as zero), whenever they are started.

Adobe lamely explains, “These tracking calls specify only the time the call was made, the Adobe software that made the call, and the version of the software making the call. Site visits are tracked in this manner to provide anonymous data that helps Adobe improve site functionality and provide content that better meets customer needs.”

Yes, but you did not ask for the user’s permission, for crying out loud! The way the calls were made were sneaky and Adobe did not even have the good manners to ask, “May I please spy on your computer? Is it okay to send data from your computer to some computer out there with a confusing name?”

Down, boy, down! Here’s a finger to you!

[Via: Adobe.com]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

Vintage Polaroid One Step Camera Flash 600 Film Instant Camera picture
Vintage Polaroid One Step Camera Flash 600 Film Instant Camera
Vintage Kodak Brownie Hawkeye in Outfit in Box Flash Model Camera #177M mint picture
Vintage Kodak Brownie Hawkeye in Outfit in Box Flash Model Camera #177M mint
Polaroid One Step Instant Camera With Flash--Vintage UNTESTED For Parts/Repair picture
Polaroid One Step Instant Camera With Flash--Vintage UNTESTED For Parts/Repair
Bell and Howell BF-700 Big Finder Focus Free Auto Flash 35 mm Film Camera picture
Bell and Howell BF-700 Big Finder Focus Free Auto Flash 35 mm Film Camera
Samsung Maxima 25 Focus Free Auto Flash 35mm F4.5 Film Camera picture
Samsung Maxima 25 Focus Free Auto Flash 35mm F4.5 Film Camera