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Amazon takes a major step backward by dropping encryption for Fire OS 5

March 3, 2016 - Uncategorized

While Apple and the FBI await a ruling from congress on their encryption battles, Amazon just willfully dropped encryption on Kindle, Fire Phones, Fire Tablets and Fire TV devices running Fire OS 5. The change affects millions of users with these devices and makes each of them decidedly less safe from bad actors. Encryption on these devices ties data access to a password that (presumably) only the owner knows. Now this data, which includes purchase history and credit card numbers, is decidedly less safe while it resides in the memory of your device. While Apple fights the good fight, @Amazon removes…

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