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Markey Displeased with Response to Inquiry

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

November 30, 2011

Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) is displeased with Amazon's response to his inquiry about its plans for the data collected by one of its browsers, MediaPost News reports. Markey recently wrote to the company with questions about its Silk browser and Kindle Fire, to which the company replied that "Customer information is an important part of our business and an important driver of customer experience and future invention." Markey said the response isn't sufficient and does not provide enough detail. "Amazon is collecting a massive amount of information about Kindle Fire users, and it has a responsibility to be transparent with its customers," he said.
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