Amazon Kindle this product meets our minimum security standards
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Amazon Kindle

Review Date 10/23/2019

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!

Minimum Security Standards

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Overall Security Rating
4.5/5 star
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
Security updates
Does it get regular software/firmware updates?
Strong password
Do you have to create a strong password?
Manages vulnerabilities
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
Privacy policy
Does it have a privacy policy?

Can it snoop on me?

Device: No | App: N/A
Device: No | 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?
You can delete data from your device but it may remain on Amazon's servers unless you delete your entire Amazon account.
Parental controls?
User friendly privacy info?
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.

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. Someone gets on and buys 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 those ads for everything you looked at will follow you around everywhere.

How to contact the company

Phone Number No
Email No
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