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Yes, Amazon’s Silk Browser is Tracking You

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Amazon has confirmed that it tracks web pages visited by Kindle Fire users with its Silk web browser to produce suggestions based on trends.

An Amazon spokesperson said, “The Trending Now feature is determined by aggregated web page views. Customers can turn off the cloud acceleration feature of Silk from the settings menu at any time, and their data will not be aggregated for the Trending Now feature.”

The Amazon spokesperson confirmed that the so-called “cloud acceleration” feature is an opt-out service that all Kindle Fire users are automatically enrolled in by default.

Curated from The Inquirer

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