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Friday News: Adobe supposedly fixes ADE 4, Joan Didion Kickstarter campaign, corporate commentary on Gamergate, and a former slave bests his “master”

Friday News: Adobe supposedly fixes ADE 4, Joan Didion Kickstarter campaign,...

Adobe Updates Digital Edition, Stops Sharing User Info With the Internet – Nate Hoffelder reports that Adobe has stopped sending data on the books you’re reading back to Adobe in plain text. Adobe insists that: “Enhanced security for transmitting rights… more

Friday News: Wireless ISP allegedly blocks email encryption; Whisper v. Guardian on privacy; diversity in publishing; and 33 free Philip K. Dick stories

Friday News: Wireless ISP allegedly blocks email encryption; Whisper v. Guardian...

Revealed: ISPs Already Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption And Make Everyone Less Safe Online – So if you haven’t yet been engaged in the net neutrality debate, this might motivate your interest. According to VPN company Golden Frog, at… more

Thursday News: Facebook apologizes for “fake name” snafu, E-books and research libraries, global gender bias in film, and the DA ad book is open

Thursday News: Facebook apologizes for “fake name” snafu, E-books and research...

Facebook’s chief product officer apologizes to the LGBTQ community – Facebook CPO Chris Cox penned what appears to be a pretty earnest and humble apology for discriminating against LGBTQ users by flagging their user names as fake. Although Facebook does… more

Wednesday News: Protecting library records for digital books, sexual harassment against librarians, self-published author’s new Kickstarter campaign, and cookies gone wrong

Wednesday News: Protecting library records for digital books, sexual harassment against...

New Jersey Passes New Reader Privacy Act, Expanding Laws to Cover eBooks – New Jersey just became the third US state (along with California and Arizona) to pass a law that extends library patron privacy to digital books. I’m not… more