Rachel King reports:
Amazon’s anticipated tablet, the Kindle Fire, is still a few weeks away from release, and it’s raising legal issues and questions in every direction.
Today the Fire’s flames are being fanned by the Silk browser, which on the front end is touted as a much faster browser using cheaper hardware because all Web activity is filtered through Amazon’s cloud-based Amazon Web Services.
But that has been a hot topic in the last few weeks because, essentially, the Silk Web browser can track everything a user does on the Web and keeps a permanent record.
Now Congress is getting involved, and this has already turned into a bipartisan issue. On Friday, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) penned and issued a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explicitly detailing his concerns with Silk.
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