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E-Reader Privacy Chart, 2012 Edition

e-readers_chartA chart that compares various e-readers.

EFF publishes a report on privacy policy for various e-readers. Areas that they look at are:

  • Can they keep track of searches for books?
  • Can they monitor what you’re reading and how you’re reading it after purchase and link that information back to you? Can they do that when the e-book is obtained elsewhere?
  • What compatibility does the device have with books not purchased from an associated eBook store?
  • Do they keep a record of book purchases? Can they track book purchases or acquisitions made from other sources?
  • With whom can they share the information collected in non-aggregated form?
  • Do they have mechanisms for customers to access, correct, or delete the information?
  • Can they share information outside the company without the customer’s consent?

Read More: EFF

I have read some stories that Amazon wiped books that people paid for from their Kindle and sometimes even deleted users accounts without the users’ permission and any explanation. I think this is important information for anyone who is considering buying an e-readers. :)

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