Re: Adobe was insecure? GASP!
@AnonymousCoward: "...grass is green..."
Not in Oz during the summer it ain't.
Adobe's pushed out a fix for its already-controversial Chrome telemetry extension after Project Zero's Tavis Ormandy found an egregious bug. The update that shipped last week pushed the extension to Chrome users. It was presented as a convenience update that let people print Web pages to PDF, and use Reader instead of Chrome's …
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In other news water is wet, grass is green, air is good for your health...
In response: yes, often*, unless there is something in it that isn't, not in Japan, I assume you speak from vast knowledge concerning this and have consulted with many of our castoridine brethren on the subject, try liquid nitrogen, & neither am I.
I don't use Adobe products any more unless forced to at work, but I am contemplating setting up a VM and installing this just to see if I can send them a bunch of bogus info... No, it's better to leave sleeping dogs lie.
*See other commentard's note concerning Australia
... because there is practically zero material penalty for doing so. If a corporate shill faced a high probability of jail time I am fairly sure their product development would take a very different direction.
The worst that might happen here in Blighty is that you may get a stiffly worded letter from the ICO (if at all). If your crime is big enough I guess you may face a panel of techincally illiterate MPs who pitch softball questions and eventually land a fat contract at tax-payers expense to provide a functionally useless system that rapes the further erodes and the tax payers privacy.
The simple answer here is that there are no laws worth a damn that protect you.
The reason why there aren't any good laws is because everyone's government (USA/UK/Euro/etc) all want that data too. There are only two ways to deal with this. Either bend over and accept what's happening or go completely dark and join the Luddites.
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