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EFF Satisfied With Amazon Silk

Posted by Aaron Massey on 19 Oct 2011.

The EFF spoke with Amazon about their Silk browser, and they appear to be rather satisfied:

We are generally satisfied with the privacy design of Silk, and happy that the end user has control over whether to use cloud acceleration. But this new technology highlights the need for better online privacy protections. As companies continue to innovate in ways that make novel uses of–and expose much more personal data to–the internet cloud, it’s critical that the legal protections for that data keep up with changes technology.

Read their whole article. It breaks down the primary privacy concerns and how Amazon Silk actually handles those situations. If you don’t regularly follow the EFF, they aren’t super easy to please when it comes to protecting users’ privacy, so this is a reasonably strong endorsement.