Foxit Spyware?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by hidden, Jul 30, 2011.

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  1. hidden

    hidden Registered Member

    Jun 1, 2010
    A few months after deleting the bundled ASK toolbar, I came across this:

    "Vitrium Systems, is a private software company specializing in applications to control, track and interact with PDF documents. Protectedpdf is supported by Foxit Reader, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Reader. Vitrium’s customers benefit by, controlling the access of digital documents, tracking document usage analytics/reader engagement, and interacting with readers and collecting data in ways previously unavailable in digital documents."

    Is this tracking and DRM 'feature' bundled into versions of Foxit, or does it download with specific documents? How and when will I know?

    I guess this means I'm still looking for a secure alternative to Adobe. Almost jumped when the Ask feature came up, but ignorant and lazy so I coasted.

    Certainly no interest in user privacy by Foxit.
  2. act8192

    act8192 Registered Member

    Nov 9, 2006
    My reading of the link is that it's for people who publish their documents on a website. To track use and protect their rights and so on.
    I don't think it applies to us, who use Foxit to read. Ask toolbar in the reader is a whole other story.
  3. nightrace

    nightrace Registered Member

    Jun 2, 2010
  4. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    May 11, 2011
    Chrome includes a secure PDF reader. I think Firefox includes one though I can't speak to how secure it is.
  5. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

    May 1, 2010
    Whatever Firefox has is still in development.
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