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U.S. Congressman Queries Amazon on Silk Browser Privacy

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Rep. Edward Markey has asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to provide specifics on the data being collected by the company's new Silk browser.

"In an open letter [PDF file] ... Markey asks Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos specifically what information is being collected by Silk, how Amazon intends to make use of it, and how the company will go about ensuring users have given explicit permission to have their behaviour monitored in this way," writes The Register's Bill Ray.

"That last point intimates that such permission should be explicitly requested, while Amazon was probably hoping that the usual user assent to unread Terms & Conditions would suffice," Ray writes.

Go to "Three questions that could put out Amazon's Fire" to read the details.

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