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Is Adobe spying on CS3 users?

henrypijames (669281) writes | more than 6 years ago

Privacy 2

henrypijames (669281) writes "For months, users of Adobe Creative Suite 3 have been wondering why some of the applications regularly connect to 192.168.112.2o7.net which looks a lot like a private IP address but is actually a public domain address belonging to the web analytics company Omniture. Now allegations of user spying are getting louder, prompting Adobe Photoshop product manager John Nack to respond, though many remain unsatisfied with his explanation."
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damn (1)

babooo404 (1019760) | more than 6 years ago | (#21849480)

damn wtf

opt-out (1)

xanatax (94262) | more than 6 years ago | (#21854250)

sadly, there is an opt-out, but it is cookie based!

in the "2o7.net opt-out policy" they state that you can voluntarily opt out, but that since it is cookie based you will need to get a new cookie any time you update your computer, or browser, or flush your cookies...

problem is, my browser isn't phoning home! the web-engine in photoshop is! (embedded opera??)

so, hypothetically, even if i were to click "opt-out" in the safari, camino, firefox and wyzo, i have installed, and even if i did so for every user on the system, photoshop isn't reading those cookie lists. so it isn't going to stop calling home...

question: assuming i play along with this "opt-out", how do i ensure that PhotoShop even gets this "opt-out cookie"?

2) IF the answer is that i have to "get" the cookie in one browser, find that cookie data, manually extract the line from the data file, open a resource file packaged with photoshop, then manually insert the cookie data... no go, just plain unacceptable...

plan B)
set HOSTS file: 2o7.net 127.0.0.1
collect that data myself :P
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