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Amazon drops encryption feature in Fire tablet software

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Amazon drops encryption feature in Fire tablet software

"Removing device encryption due to lack of customer use is an incredibly poor excuse for weakening the security of those customers that did use the feature," said Jeremy Gillula, staff technologist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

"Given that the information stored on a tablet can be just as sensitive as that stored on a phone or on a computer, Amazon should instead be pushing to make device encryption the default -- not removing it," Gillula said.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Reuters

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