Rich Adin in his blog, An American Editor, has drawn our attention to a privacy concern involving the way that Amazon and Overdrive collect and use data about people who borrow ebooks for their Kindles from their local public libraries.
He discusses this all at some length on is blog, using this video as the basis of his arguments.
Whilst this video is quite long, I personally found that many of the points she makes on it are worth considering, and would certainly share her concerns if I was ever to borrow a Kindle ebook from a library.
I shan’t paraphrase his cogent arguments, but would advice you to go to his blog to read them if privacy, control of your personal details and what large corporations do with this information matters to you.
Here is the link to that post: silk-isnt-enough-amazon-and-the-library-book-borrower/
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