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Amazon Kindle Fire's Silk browser sounds privacy alarm bells

Sep 30, 2011, 10:00 (3 Talkback[s])

"The real news isn't just another Android tablet though, it's the new mobile browser Amazon introduced called Silk. Amazon has crafted Silk to both increase the speed of mobile browsing and increase battery life.

How does it work? Silk relies on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to behave as an intelligent proxy. The concept is to use the power of EC2 to retrieve web pages and pre-render any objects (or reduce their size) in a way that lowers the burden placed on the tablet.

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