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Malware in the Kindle Swindle

Other examples of proprietary malware

We refer to this product as the Amazon Swindle because it has Digital restrictions management (DRM) and other malicious functionalities.

Malware and nonfree software are two different issues. Malware means the program is designed to mistreat or harm users when it runs. The difference between free software and nonfree software is in whether the users have control of the program or vice versa. It's not directly a question of what the program does when it runs. However, in practice nonfree software is often malware, because the developer's awareness that the users would be powerless to fix any malicious functionalities tempts the developer to impose some.

Amazon Kindle Swindle Back Doors

Amazon Kindle Swindle Surveillance

Amazon Kindle Swindle DRM

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