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Amazon backtracks, decides to bring encryption back to Fire OS

March 5, 2016 - Uncategorized



Just a day after we reported that Amazon had quietly removed device encryption from Fire OS version 5, the company has reversed course and decided to bring encryption back to Fire OS

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However, if you were expecting an immediate solution, you’re out of luck, as the encryption update won’t arrive for at least a couple of weeks

We will return the option for full disk encryption with a Fire OS update coming this spring,” an Amazon spokesperson told Engadget in a statement late Friday.

The first rumblings regarding the removal of device encryption surfaced earlier this year after a user on an Amazon customer forum pointed out the change in February. The changes affect Amazon devices including the Fire Phone, Amazon Fire HD and Kindle Fire tablets Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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