Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Amazon $89.99 - $249.99
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

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!

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: N/A

Microphone

Device: No

App: N/A

Tracks Location

Device: Yes

App: N/A

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How does it use this data?

Amazon does not sell your personal information.

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Needs Improvement

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?

No

User friendly privacy information?

Yes

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Uses encryption in transit and at rest.

Strong password

Yes

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

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

Privacy policy

Yes

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Unknown

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

Unknown

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Unknown

Company contact info

Phone Number

No

Email

No

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