Your Privacy and Fire Phone

An Concern for Your Mobile Security part by Don Trauger

I’ve just read about Amazon’s new Fire phone. A reporter describes it “as the most effective device ever sold to harvest the owner’s personal data”. The phone uses its camera and microphone to collect your data then uploads it to Amazon’s servers. Then it returns the results to you. This happens when you press a button on the phone that activates the camera and microphone and at the same time it sends your GPS location. If you use the built-in web browser in the phone your privacy is compromised even further. One good thing is you can delete any image or recording the camera and microphone sends to Amazon.

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