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Amazon DISABLES Encryption In FireOS


Amazon DISABLES Encryption In FireOS


Want one more reason now not to shop for an Amazon tablet or telephone?

Richard Goodwin 14:11, 4 Mar 2016

Here’s a just right one: you'll be able to now not encrypt your tool within the recent construct of FireOS.

Facebook, Google and, so much particularly, Apple have all been very vocal concerning the significance of encryption. Apple took issues one step additional and is now actively at struggle with the FBI with a view to safe its iPhone and iPads.

Amazon, then again, has kind of bent over and entirely got rid of the power to encrypt its tool within the up to date construct of FireOS. Speaking to The Verge, an Amazon spokesperson stated the corporate were making plans to take away the function because autumn 2015, predating the present encryption debate, and that it pertains to streamlining the OS relatively than weakening safety.

Guess it’s only a case of dangerous timing then?

Our recommendation? If you presently use any of Amazon’s merchandise and also you worth your safety, in addition to your proper to encrypt your knowledge, then DO NOT update your tool to the up to date construct. If you have already got most likely it's time to believe an go out from Amazon’s atmosphere.


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