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Amazon removed encryption from the latest version of Fire OS

March 4, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Amazon has removed device encryption from Fire OS version 5. This means that devices such as the Fire Phone, Amazon Fire HD, and Kindle Fire tablets will no longer support device encryption, after being updated to Fire OS 5.

Amazon’s decision to remove onboard encryption isn’t new; Amazon actually dropped the feature from Fire OS 5 back in the fall. As The Verge points out, a member of Amazon’s customer forum noticed the feature was disabled back in February.

See also: Google, Facebook and other tech giants file in court to support Apple’s fight against the FBI

Amazon Fire devices that shipped with Fire OS 5 did not ship with encryption support. Users with older devices that had encryption enabled can choose to say on Fire OS 4 if they want the additional protection. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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