Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition this product meets our minimum security standards
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Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition

Review Date 10/23/19

Remember when long road trips meant drawing an imaginary line down the middle of the backseat and punching your sibling whenever they crossed it? Those days are over. Today there are tablets for kids. Amazon's Fire HD for Kids comes with a "kid-proof case" in bright, pretty colors and includes built-in parental controls designed to help parents feel better about giving their kids screen time. Toss in a 1-year subscription to Freetime Unlimited--access to a ton of "content kids crave" (which automatically rolls into a $2.99 per month subscription after one year)--and you've got your kid squared away for that long drive to Grandma and Grandpa's house.

Minimum Security Standards

         

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Encryption
Yes
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
Security updates
Yes
Does it get regular software/firmware updates?
Strong password
Yes
Setting a lock screen password for the tablet is optional
Manages vulnerabilities
Yes
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
Privacy policy
Yes
Does it have a privacy policy?

Can it snoop on me?

Camera
Device: Yes | App: N/A
Microphone
Device: Yes | App: N/A
Tracks Location
Device: No | App: N/A

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
Amazon can use your device data for customized marketing and targeted ads, including interest-based ads. This means that data about your browsing or location can be used to target you with custom ads.
Can you delete your data?
Unknown
You can request deletion of a child's data but it is unclear whether an adult can do the same. The only way to delete all your data is to delete your Amazon account.
Parental controls?
Yes
User friendly privacy info?
Yes
Amazon's privacy information is written in fairly complex legal language and is not maintained in one central location. However, information about Amazon Fire devices is somewhat more accessible.
Links to privacy information
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What could happen if something went wrong

Amazon gets to know your kid's personal information from the cradle on. Seriously, Amazon will be tracking your kid's viewing and browsing habits. You can request Amazon delete your child's data, which is nice because it's unclear from Amazon's policies if you can do the same for yourself as an adult. The only way to be absolutely sure all this data is deleted--both your childs and your own--is to delete your Amazon account completely.

How to contact the company

Phone Number No
Email No
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