WASHINGTON (AP) - Adobe Systems Inc. acknowledged on Friday it quietly added technology to the world's best-known graphics software at the request of government regulators and international bankers to prevent consumers from making copies of the world's major currencies.
The unusual concession has angered scores of customers.
Adobe, the world's leading vendor for graphics software, said the secretive technology ``would have minimal impact on honest customers.'' It generates a warning message when someone tries to make digital copies of some currencies.
I heard rumblings about this before, but caught the whole thing on Tech TV today. Adobe and Jasc have both implemented a security feature in the new versions of Photoshop and PSP that prevent the scanning of the new $20 bills. Like anything digital, there are already probably ways to get around it with various tricks or patches. With that aside, what do you think of this?