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TOP 10 ebook sites
(updated April 4, 04)
1. FictionWise,
multi formats one stop shopping site, include non fiction and exclusive short fictions.
2. BlackMask, the best free ebook site in several formats.
3. PeanutPress, award winning ebook store for PDA, friendly DRM solutions.
4. Execubook, eSummaries that deliver wisdom. Perfect for PDA users.
5. eBookAd, many indies label are here
6. Univ. of Virginia Library, Free ebooks
7. FreeeLiterature dot com, classics for free
8. Memoware, free documents from volunteers.

9. ESSPC, great place to start your collection (Free)
10.The Online Book Page, from U.Penn.
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5 Recommended eBooks from my ebook shelf
(April 04)
(email me for 10% off coupon)

1. Don't Know Much About History
2. Dirty Little Secrets
3. Killing The Buddha
4. The Get With the Program! Guide to Fast Food and Family Restaurants
5. Flirt Coach
 

Pocket PC eBooks
Bestseller List
(Jan-Mar 04)

1. Star Trek Series
2. Angels and Demons
3. Holly Bible NIV ed.
4. The Da Vinci Code
5. Deception Points
6. Letters to Penthouse XIX
7. Letters to Penthouse XVIII
8. Resolutions
9. 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom
10. Against All Enemies

 

 
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  4/09/2005

Non-spying spyware?
Warning: Adobe documents now spying on you!
The newly released Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 allows authors of "tagged" PDF documents to select an arbitrary Web address which is then contacted whenever you open one of these documents. Through some small JavaScript code that is embedded in the document Adobe Reader is reporting back information including the fact that you've opened the document (which has a unique identifier), your IP address, and which viewer version has been used. The information is submitted over port 80 using HTTP, so it is unlikely that a home or office firewall would, in a normal configuration, block the activity, unless the firewall administrator is attempting to block Web browsing.
Keep your finger on the pulse. The company behind all this is Canada-based Remote Approach, who advertises their technology as a mechanism to supervise the usage of PDF documents: "We call it Document Distribution Management™. You can call it a way to measure and analyze your real audience and reach - including channels like email and peer to peer, not just people downloading from your web site. We offer a suite of tools and services to help you identify, manage and track your documents in real-time." The company claims this not to be spyware, since according to them the "software retrieves no information from the user's computer and leaves no software behind." Which is a bald-faced lie since they store and share your IP address.
Apparently the company is also working on a feature that would let a company block a document from being read if there's no Internet connection. Another feature in the works would allow tracking on a page-by-page basis.
Get a good firewall like Zonealarm to prevent Acrobat (and other programs) from transmitting data without your knowledge.

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