Because Amazon's cloud-based Silk Browser encrypts all traffic between users and Web sites, the company says, it can improve security when being used over unprotected Wi-Fi networks.

"In a dialog with digital rights watchdog the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Amazon tried to alleviate some of the fears associated with Silk's split-browser architecture," writes PCWorld's Lucian Constantin.

"One interesting piece of information that came out of Amazon's talk with the EFF is the company's contention that Silk can actually increase security," Constantin writes. "'The persistent SPDY [networking protocol] connection between the user's tablet and Amazon's servers is always encrypted,' the EFF said. 'Accordingly, if you are using your tablet on an open Wi-Fi network, other users on that network will not be able to spy on your browsing behavior.'"

Go to "Amazon Silk Offers Increased Security on Open Wi-Fi Networks" to read the details.

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