Kindle Fire update brings parent control, finally

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Last week, Amazon issued a software update  6.3.1 for its Kindle Fire tablet. One of the notable update is adding  password protection and other parental controls. Now Kindle owners can enable password-protect purchases, disable access to specific content libraries, and block access to the Silk web browser. Parents now can control what their kids can use by blocking adult contents, some ...

Carrier IQ, another spyware purposely loaded by greedy carriers

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According to TechCrunch, Carrier IQ is a “mobile intelligence” firm that provides logging software for carriers and devices OEMs for use in their devices. Carrier IQ claims that they deliver information “on the performance of mobile devices and networks to help the Operators provide optimal service efficiency,” but Android security researcher Trevor Eckhart discovered that ...