Kindle Fire and Touch will not hit the European market

Several sources already confirmed that the new tablets from Amazon will not come soon to UK or other European market. The Android based Kindle Fire and the touch-screen e-book reader are not available on Amazon UK and that’s due to the fact that both products were not distributed on the European markets.

The cause of this delay is Amazon’s Kindle Fire Silk browser present in the latest tablets, which rises serious security concerns. It seems that this browser is collecting all your Internet history in order to obtain faster access to web-site pages. It may sound weird, but in order to be the fastest tablet browser, Fire Silk is showing a copy of any accessed web-site which is saved in the cloud. This is doable thanks to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) which is used as a Web proxy. Anytime you are stationed on a page, Amazon has to keep the connection between your device and EC2 open, making it obvious how easy your activity can be tracked.

The European data protection laws doesn’t accept this security breaches making it impossible for Amazon to sell these products abroad. Although it was meant from the beginning to use an European data center, the officials still think that data can be vulnerable to US law.

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