By:web browsers Resources | ZDNet – Silk looks to be very fast and about as private as a bathroom stall without a door.
My side of it:
So basically we can also get all paranoid and go like:
Amazon Silk’s terms and conditions state that Amazon will keep you’re the Web addresses you visit, the IP addresses you use, and your Kindle Fire’s unique media access control (MAC) addresses for 30 days. With that information, Amazon can track your every Web move.
But in all seriousness, do we really need to be that much paranoid? The device lets us run the browser off-the-cloud too, so what if we are using the device this one time at a place with a really bad wi-fi connection, and we can enjoy the aid of a little extra speed with the cloud? Then turn the thing off when we use it at places with better connection? I see it as a discretionary situation, where it is your choice to work on or off the cloud.
While some of the security concerns expressed by ZDNet’s blogger seem to be genuine, the post seems a bit biased against Amazon based on the poster’s own comment inside the post saying he doesn’t trust Amazon or any other large US-based company. Then, by that definition, he must not search with Google, as they keep your search history FOR EVER, among other info if you use their services, even more info now with Google+, so… which is it then!? Internet Paranoia is loaded with so much dumb that it makes my head hurt. The Kindle Fire is a device mainly to enjoy reading material, and movies – so its an audio-visual entertainment device. It is not meant to be the greatest browsing machine – it has an innovative browsing mechanism.
So, all in all, I’d wait at least, until I have the device in my own hands to pass out severe accusations filled with paranoid commentary about how Amazon is going to screw us all by having our browsing history in full detail for 30 days. Please… tell us how much they paid you for the dirt fling you have just sent over.