Amazon Leaves Users High and Dry Despite Promising Fire OS Encryption

Amazon Leaves Users High and Dry Despite Promising Fire OS Encryption

5 March 2016 – Amazon has retracted their move to disable encryption on Fire OS and HDX devices. They have no plans to quickly fix this issue, though, saying that the update reenabling this security feature will come sometime in Spring. This leaves Amazon device users without an option for device encryption for at least a few months, putting their privacy and data at risk. Given Amazon’s heavy integration of monetized services and cloud applications, this security fix seems like it should be a higher priority for the internet retail giant.


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