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Offline Ken

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Kindle Fire and other new Kindles
« on: September 29, 2011, 12:55:01 PM »

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Re: Kindle Fire and other new Kindles
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 04:12:14 PM »
I'm planning on getting the Kindle Touch 3G.  The Fire would be nice, but I don't really need that at the moment.

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Re: Kindle Fire and other new Kindles
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 03:32:50 AM »
Does the Amazon tablet have a GPS? 

I think we'll stick with our Sony Readers and supplement with Android tablets, with Kindle (and other) reader apps installed.  I see the Acer Iconia Tab 7 inch is getting Gingerbread...
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Re: Kindle Fire and other new Kindles
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 06:25:51 AM »
the plan has always been to get the kindle to be the amazon vending machine.

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Re: Kindle Fire and other new Kindles
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 06:52:44 AM »
Ultra-fast web browsing - Amazon Silk

You think you're the subject of target marketing now? Just let Amazon get between you and the sites you visit  -

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How does it work? Silk relies on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to behave as an intelligent proxy. The concept is to use the power of EC2 to retrieve web pages and pre-render any objects (or reduce their size) in a way that lowers the burden placed on the tablet.

All web connections from your tablet will connect directly to Amazon, rather than the destination web page. Amazon will keep this connection between your Kindle Fire and EC2 open indefinitely while you are actively surfing, reducing the latency and connection times to retrieve web pages.

Hopefully you can start to see the problem here. All of your web surfing habits will transit Amazon's cloud. If you think that Google AdWords and Facebook are watching you, this service is guaranteed to have a record of *everything* you do on the web.

In fact Amazon Silk's terms and conditions notes that URLs, IP addresses and MAC addresses will be logged and can be retained for 30 days.

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/09/28/amazon-kindle-fires-silk-browser-sounds-privacy-alarm-bells/

 

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