Amazon Fire HD Tablet
Amazon $49.99 - $189.99

Amazon Fire HD Tablet

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.

Can it spy on me

Camera Device: Yes | App: No
Microphone Device: Yes | App: No
Location Tracking Device: Yes | 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
No
The device defaults to no passcode required. Changing the passcode 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

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.

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