Encryption has been in the news a lot over the last few weeks as Apple has been battling it out with the FBI and now Amazon has removed encryption from their Amazon Fire OS.
Amazon recently released Amazon Fire OS 5 and this latest update completely removes encryption from its tablets and other devices that run the OS.
— David Scovetta (@davidscovetta) March 3, 2016
Quite a lot of owners of Amazon devices have complained about Amazon’s move on their supoport forums. The company gave the following statement to Engadget.
In the fall when we released Fire OS 5, we removed some enterprise features that we found customers weren’t using. All Fire tablets’ communication with Amazon’s cloud meet our high standards for privacy and security including appropriate use of encryption.