Amazon restores encryption on tablets after backing Apple's stance against FBI

Amazon removed the ability to encrypt information on its Fire tablets last fall. (AP file photo) The Associated Press reports: Amazon is reversing course and will let customers resume encrypting locally stored data on their Fire tablets. Amazon removed the ability to encrypt local data in September because it said customers weren’t using the service. That decision came under new scrutiny last week as Apple squares off against the FBI over access to the encrypted iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. Amazon spokeswoman Robin Handaly said Saturday that a full encryption option will be offered in a Fire software update coming this spring. She said the company had no further comment on the issue. … [visit site to read more] Read More... Read more »

How Amazon separates man and machine at its South Dallas fulfillment center

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