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Amazon decides its users deserve encryption after all

March 5, 2016 - Uncategorized

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While the US is in the middle of a very public encryption battle between Apple and the FBI, Amazon decided to quietly disable the security feature in the latest version of its Fire OS. Removing the ability for users to encrypt their personal data basically goes against all cybersecurity principles. Thankfully, Amazon has agreed to return the feature in an update this spring. The company hasn’t specified a date for its arrival so it could be any time between now and the end of May. In the meantime, anyone who owns a Kindle Fire, Fire Phone, Amazon Fire HD, or Amazon Fire…

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