I'm wondering if Adobe Reader DC uploads all the PDF files it opens to the Adobe Cloud, even if you have not signed up for the cloud. I am not a fan of Adobe and generally do not install Adobe products on my computers if I can avoid it. Unfortunately I have to fill out a PDF form that only really works properly with Adobe Reader DC.
I've installed Adobe Reader DC and noticed with Wireshark that it is doing "something", despite the fact that I've not logged into their cloud service and made an effort to disable their auto-update auto-reporting auto-spying on me services.
Does Adobe Reader DC upload PDF files to their cloud when it it used out of the box, with no Adobe account?
I didn't save the original Wireshark capture. At the moment I'm not seeing much more than an ACK. The output from
lsof -iTCP looks like this:
COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME RdrCEF 10150 x 43u IPv4 0xaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 0t0 TCP 10.x.x.x:51620->ec2-34-227-124-173.compute-1.amazonaws.com:https (ESTABLISHED) RdrCEF 10150 x 49u IPv4 0xaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 0t0 TCP 10.x.x.x:51621->ec2-52-86-116-151.compute-1.amazonaws.com:https (ESTABLISHED) RdrCEF 10150 x 50u IPv4 0xaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 0t0 TCP 10.x.x.x:51622->ec2-52-86-116-151.compute-1.amazonaws.com:https (ESTABLISHED) RdrCEF 10150 x 52u IPv4 0xaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 0t0 TCP 10.x.x.x:51624->ec2-52-20-243-157.compute-1.amazonaws.com:https (ESTABLISHED)
If I click one of the services like "Convert", it opens a browser window showing me pricing information and a lot of encrypted data is sent back and forth.