AMA­ZON RE­V­ERSES COURSE

Chicago Sun-Times - - MONEY -

Just a day af­ter it be­came pub­lic that Ama­zon had qui­etly re­moved the op­tion of en­crypt­ing its Fire tablets, the com­pany re­versed it­self, writes our El­iz­a­beth-Weise. “We will re­turn the op­tion for full disk en­cryp­tion with a FireOS up­date com­ing this spring,” the Seat­tle com­pany said in a state­ment Fri­day night. Ama­zon dropped en­cryp­tion from Fire devices with the launch of its lat­est op­er­at­ing sys­tem, FireOS 5, last fall. The com­pany said few users were tak­ing ad­van­tage of the en­cryp­tion.

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