Review date: 11/02/2020
Remember when you actually read books? Back before the days of Twitter and Netflix and your 17-second attention span. The Kindle could be just the thing to get your brain back into book-reading shape. Because that's really all the Kindle does--books. No videos or apps or web surfing. Just books. What a novel idea!
What could happen if something goes wrong
The Kindle is a pretty safe product. You can read with both WiFi and Bluetooth turned off . Just be sure you set up a passcode if travel with this device. Otherwise, you could forget to change the default setting of no passcode and leave it laying around. Someone finds your Kindle and proceeds to buy the complete set of Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Hunger Games books, starts reading them, and you never see your Kindle ever again. Just the bill for the books. Also, it's Amazon, so you know you'll probably get ads based on everything you've shown an interest in based on your browsing and location. Snoopy Amazon!
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, email, phone number, address
How does it use this data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
In October, 2020, Amazon fired an employee for leaking customer email addresses to an unnamed third party. In November, 2018, Amazon suffered a data breach that caused customer names and email addresses to be disclosed on its webpage.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
Amazon has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid. https://hackerone.com/amazonvrp Security researchers can report a vulnerability here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201909140