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Advocacy Group: No Concern with Tablet Browser

ONLINE PRIVACY

October 20, 2011

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says the new browser offered by Amazon for its soon-to-be-released tablet computer poses no privacy threat to users. This announcement comes on the heels of a letter written by Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) questioning the company on how it plans to use data it collects through the browser. TIME reports that Amazon assured the EFF that one of the causes of concern, split browsing--or cloud acceleration--mode, while being the default, "will be easy to turn off on the first page of the browser settings menu." Amazon also will not collect any encrypted traffic, states the report.
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