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Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition

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 from PBS, Disney, and Nickelodeon (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.

Can it spy on me

Camera Device: Yes | App: No
Microphone Device: Yes | App: No
Location Tracking Device: No | App: No

What does it know about me

Product uses encryption
Yes

Reading level for privacy policy

College

Privacy policy reading level scores provided by the Usable Privacy Policy Project
Shares your information with 3rd parties for unexpected reasons
Yes
Nearly every company collects some kind of information on its users. That’s how the internet works. It’s how they use and care for this information that matters. You should know whether a company shares or sells your personal information to others and for what reasons. For the purpose of this report Mozilla determined that if according to a company’s privacy policy, it appeared to share data with third parties that could then use that information to market or advertise to customers, then we labeled it as “Shares information with third parties for unexpected reasons.” This does not mean your information is definitely used for these purposes. Simply that the policy leaves the possibility open your information could be used in this way.

Can I control it

If a password is required, you must change the default password
Not required
Setting a lock screen password for the tablet is optional
Automatic security updates
Yes
Deletes data it stores on you
Yes
While we couldn’t find anything in Amazon's privacy policy regarding data deletion, Amazon did reach out to us and confirm users can contact Amazon to delete their data. We hope Amazon will make that information easier for consumers to find in the future.
Has parental controls
Yes

Company shows it cares about its customers

Company manages security vulnerabilities
Yes
Company makes it easy to contact customer support
Phone Number No
Live Chat Yes
Email No
Twitter Yes

What could happen if something went wrong

Amazon gets to know your kid's personal information from the cradle on. When they turn 18, Amazon will be able to tell them where to go to college, what job to get, and who they will marry based on a detailed algorithm. JK...kind of.

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