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Company Addresses Potential Privacy Loopholes

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

January 13, 2011

Adobe has announced it is taking steps to address concerns raised by privacy advocates and the FTC about its Flash Player program, paidContent reports, referencing recent class-action lawsuits over local storage objects, commonly referred to as "Flash Cookies," that can be used to track user behavior for unauthorized purposes. In a blog post, Flash Product Manager Emmy Huang noted the company will "dramatically simplify how users access privacy settings for the video-watching program." The report highlights plans by three major browser companies to create a standard for user data held by such browser plug-ins and references Adobe's efforts to create a system allowing users to control Flash from their computers.
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