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December 15, 2008

Addressing New Encryption Laws in Nevada and Massachusetts

Earlier this year, laws were passed in both Nevada and Massachusetts requiring PII (personally identifiable information) be encrypted when stored or transmitted. The Nevada law went into effect October 1, 2008. The Massachusetts law will go into effect in January 2009.

In the text of the laws no specific technology or methodology is called out, but I’m happy to say that both Acrobat and Adobe LiveCycle solutions can be used to meet these requirements.

In the text of the laws no specific technology or methodology is called out, but I’m happy to say that both Acrobat and Adobe LiveCycle solutions can be used to help you meet these requirements. For example, PDF documents that might contain PII can be encrypted using Acrobat 9’s new 256-bit AES encryption or LiveCycle Rights Management; these PDF documents can certified and secured using digital signatures; and Acrobat 9 can examine documents for hidden information and PII can be searched and permanently removed using redaction tools.

I’ll continue to update this post as new information surfaces around the laws and specific solutions that will address these two laws, and of course, any new mandates in 2009.

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PDF Portfolios created by Adobe Employees

As part of an internal contest at Adobe, a few employees took the plunge and created some great PDF Portfolios using the built-in templates. These are now posted in the PDF Portfolio Gallery at AcrobatUsers.com. Take a look!

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Video Formats Supported by Acrobat/Reader 9

In researching a Dear Lori I discovered this great table outlining formats and usage in Acrobat and Adobe Reader 9.

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December 10, 2008

Adobe Adobe PDF iFilter 9 (64-bit version) available for download

Adobe PDF iFilter is a free utility to allow searching and indexing of PDF documents when using MSFT Indexing technology.

The latest update, which will work with 64-bit systems, is now available for download. Full details and supported configurations are outlined on the download page.

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Announcement: Acrobat Channel on Adobe TV

I am very happy to announce that we now have an Acrobat Channel on Adobe TV.

At this time, there are two shows – Acrobat Tips & Tricks and Customer Stories. Each show will continue to build out new episodes.

Stay Tuned!

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December 2, 2008

PDF Portfolios on the Web (Part 2)

Last summer, I blogged on some examples of PDF Portfolios posted on web sites. Well, I have more to share with you, including one of my own.

Games

Branded Games by Naked Penguin Boy
Sports Games by Ultimate Arcade
Games for Kids by Ultimate Arcade

PDF Portfolio Gallery is live!

AcrobatUsers.com has created an online gallery for users to upload their portfolios. As of today, there are 20 posted at this time.

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