Security, Privacy Concerns Raised Over Silk Browser
Amazon.com's new browser for its Kindle Fire tablet leverages the company's EC2 service to decrease page load times.
Amazon.com's new browser for its Kindle Fire tablet has raised privacy concerns due to new functionality.
"Dubbed Amazon Silk, the web browser leverages the massive power and ultra-high speed connectivity of the company's Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) service to significantly decrease page load times," writes The Inquirer's Lucian Constantin.
"Opera Mini works in pretty much same way and has been available since 2005," Constantin writes. "And like Opera's lightweight mobile browser, Amazon's Silk also raises privacy and security concerns. For one, the company will record what web sites Silk users visit and this information can later be requested by law enforcement agencies."
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