New Kindle Fire Tablets Will Track User Behavior Too

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icemunk

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Another device to track my every move? *Looks across the rooms and sees his smartphone, his laptop, his tablet, his wife* Well.. at least I get a discount because of it this time.
 

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So if it's not storing anything on the device then the device has to download the whole page every time, sounds like a great data waster...
 


The whole point is they compress/optimize it to save Data... How do you think it loads pages faster if it downloads more? Sigh....
 
And google aggregates your search results. This is not any different, nothing new, and has to be done for silk to work. Its a feature of the browser. No personally identifiable information is being used or released. If you're as paranoid as the author don't use it.

Sure an incognito/inprivate option might be nice. But if you can't stand being away from your porn collection for a few minutes and need it on you're tablet that badly (and think anyone cares. Trust me we don't) use another browser
 

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[citation][nom]unksol[/nom]The whole point is they compress/optimize it to save Data... How do you think it loads pages faster if it downloads more? Sigh....[/citation]

He has a point, and you don't understand how this works. If it doesn't take up storage on the device, then it must download from Amazon's servers.
 

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There needs to be custom firmware for this thing with a really easy installation method so that everyone can get the hardware at a low price and then :kaola: Amazon after throwing their crappy ad-supported garbage out of the device.
 

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[citation][nom]amk-aka-Phantom[/nom]There needs to be custom firmware for this thing with a really easy installation method so that everyone can get the hardware at a low price and then Amazon after throwing their crappy ad-supported garbage out of the device.[/citation]
Better yet just don't buy the junk, get yourself a nice low priced Ubuntu friendly laptop wipe the Windows/FED tacking OS off and you are good to go.
 
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I often wonder what cave people reside in ? I do not know of any credit card company, supermarket, or browser that does not track what people search or purchase. In terms of Ad's if you use the internet you know full well that almost every site contains an ad, google turned that into a great business and an art form. Also when was the last time you went to a movie or sporting event that was not ad supported.

Amazon is taking heat IMO for no good reason and tech sites who are looking to attract readers so they can increase their own ad's and revenue are making a big deal out of nothing.
 

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There's always been an option on the Kindle Fire to not use the accelerated Silk option using the special cache activity that sends the usage information back to their servers. I use that option and also enjoy the Dolphin browser, since Amazon allows people to install apps from 'unknown sources' (B&N does not allow that.)
I was at the press conference Thursday and tried the Kfire HD and saw that the option to install apps from unknown sources can still be enabled.
 

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[citation][nom]icemunk[/nom]Another device to track my every move? *Looks across the rooms and sees his smartphone, his laptop, his tablet, his wife* Well.. at least I get a discount because of it this time.[/citation]
QFT

The thing is, as an Amazon-user, they already know what you're buying because every transaction (and every item you view while logged in to your account) is saved.

Given the comparable ipad 64GB with cell data is $830 from the apple store, I'm happy to see ads and have my purchases tracked (which they already do if you use Amazon) for $230 knocked off the purchase price of a comparable unit.
 

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[citation][nom]john_4[/nom]Better yet just don't buy the junk, get yourself a nice low priced Ubuntu friendly laptop wipe the Windows/FED tacking OS off and you are good to go.[/citation]So you don't use Google services or Android devices either then, I take it? Oh, and you should scrutinize all code personally before you compile it yourself. Can't trust Canonical (Ubuntu), you know. They're a corporation, and everyone knows corporations only exist for one purpose: preparing Earth for the arrival of their alien overlords.

See if you're gonna be paranoid, at least do it right.
 

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[citation][nom]john_4[/nom]Better yet just don't buy the junk, get yourself a nice low priced Ubuntu friendly laptop wipe the Windows/FED tacking OS off and you are good to go.[/citation]

Ron Paul 2012 amirite?
 

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[citation][nom]Kami3k[/nom]Ron Paul 2012 amirite?[/citation]
It was on this site a while back and known that the NSA worked with MS on their last several OS releases.
 

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[citation][nom]GreaseMonkey_62[/nom]Just buy a Nexus 7 and avoid all the Amazon crap.[/citation]Right, like Google doesn't track anything or use targeted advertising. They sell everything on you they can, and pitch products to you on behalf of their advertisers. Where do you think the bulk of their revenue comes from? Selling software? Hardware sold at or near cost?

Trending Now doesn't even include personalized info. It's "what's popular now" based on anonymous user trends.

The Fire HD also has twice the storage at both price points. It has dual band MIMO wifi, and a better display (laminated, glare reducing). Lending library and Prime integration are also big selling points.
 
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