Amazon Fire HD Tablet this product meets our minimum security standards
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Amazon Fire HD Tablet

Review Date 10/23/19

Today it seems most of us have the attention span of a gnat. Could it be because it's so easy to buy a device that lets you read books, watch videos, play games, listen to music, surf the web, shop for paper towels, and ask Alexa what Santa's middle name is all at the same time? Good on Amazon for building in a way for parents to limit the amount of time a kid can spend on this tablet. Now if kids could only set up something similar for parents.

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
N/A
Do you have to create a strong password?
Manages vulnerabilities
Yes
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
Privacy policy
Yes
Privacy policy reading level scores provided by the Usable Privacy Policy Project

Can it snoop on me?

Camera
Device: Yes | App: N/A
Microphone
Device: Yes | App: N/A
Tracks Location
Device: Yes | 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 delete data from your device but it may remain on Amazon's servers unless you delete your entire 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.
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What could happen if something went wrong

You forget to change the default setting of no passcode for this device and leave it laying around. Your 6-year old gets on and spends $500 on toys from Amazon that you only find out about when the boxes pile up at your front door two days later. Also, it's Amazon, so you know those ads for everything you looked at or asked Alexa about will follow you around everywhere.

How to contact the company

Phone Number No
Email No
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