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Amazon confirms it has dropped device encryption support for its Fire Tablets
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Amazon has quietly removed encryption from its Fire tablets
Amazon has quietly dropped support for disk encryption on its Fire tablets, saying the feature that secures devices by scrambling data was not popular with customers. Privacy advocates and some users criticized the move, which came to light on Thursday even as Apple was waging an unprecedented legal battle over U.S. government demands that the iPhone maker help unlock an encrypted phone used by San Bernardino shooter Rizwan Farook.
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Amazon Drops Support for Full-Disk Encryption in Fire OS 5
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