Amazon's Kindle Fire = Spyware

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by CloneRanger, Sep 30, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2006
    Posts:
    4,833
    http://www.prisonplanet.com/privacy...you-online-worse-than-google-or-facebook.html
     
  2. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Posts:
    3,198
    Location:
    Surrey, England.
  3. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Posts:
    5,543
    This is a problem with mobile devices. They can be handy, even essential for some, but they're far more difficult to secure and prevent unnecessary tracking.
     
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,516
    So that's the reason for the low price. They make money out of your information. Good thing I have the old one, which isn't using that browser, at least for now.
     
  5. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Posts:
    2,275
    Location:
    Here, There and Everywhere
    Important to note, in the last paragraph of the article:

    "Users who are seriously worried about the power of Amazon's cloud to track, watch and deliver advertising can simply turn the split-browser function off - although the company warns that this will slow things down."

    To write a big deal like that and only mention that you can turn this off in the last paragraph is terrible journalism.

    Another story on this from MSNBC:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44723096/ns/technology_and_science-security

    "Fortunately, Wisniewski notes, Amazon will enable Fire tablet owners to use Silk without routing traffic through the cloud. Connection speeds will be slower, but Wisniewski said it's a sacrifice well worth making."
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  6. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,516
    I've seen enough terrible journalism already :thumbd:. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
  7. MrBrian

    MrBrian Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Posts:
    6,032
    Location:
    USA
  8. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Posts:
    2,275
    Location:
    Here, There and Everywhere
    And the big issue is whether the Silk browser on the Kindle Fire should be routed through Amazon's servers by default - or the reverse. The old Opt-In/Opt-Out argument.

    Personally, I think the U.S. government has better things to worry about.
     
  9. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Posts:
    3,198
    Location:
    Surrey, England.
  10. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Posts:
    3,198
    Location:
    Surrey, England.
    "Amazon to Congress: No, Silk won't invade people's privacy" : http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...congress-silk-wont-invade-peoples-privacy.ars

     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.