Should you be worried about Adobe’s new terms of service?

The new policy has sparked concerns about the possibility of the Photoshop maker gaining unlimited access to user content in order to train its AI models.

Adobe, the maker of Photoshop and Acrobat Reader, has sparked a huge outcry. The reason? Its latest terms of service update requires users to grant the company access to their materials for “content review”.

The updated policy has faced much backlash, with users taking to social media to raise concerns. Some have gone so far as to compare Adobe’s move to spyware tactics. Users fear that Adobe might use their unpublished and ongoing projects—including those under non-disclosure agreements—to train its artificial intelligence models, thus compromising the confidentiality and integrity of their work.

The development assumes significance because of Adobe’s …


Ujjaini Dutta

Ujjaini writes for Yesterday at The Morning Context. She joins us from MEA WorldWide, where she worked as a sub-editor, and has previously worked as an editorial intern at The Wire’s LiveWire. Ujjaini published her debut novel—Manik-er Khata—in 2022.