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Amazon Removes Encryption Feature From Fire Tablet

Amid FBI demands that Apple crack its iPhone codes, Amazon has quietly unencrypted its Fire tablets in a move that one cryptologist described as “stupid.”

“ has quietly dropped support for disk encryption on its Fire tablets, saying the feature that secures devices by scrambling data was not popular with customers. Privacy advocates and some users criticized the move, which came to light on Thursday even as Apple was waging an unprecedented legal battle over U.S.”