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Amazon Quietly Disabled Encryption On Its Fire OS 5 Devices

The surprising move comes at a time when Apple is battling with the FBI over the necessity of encryption.

It’s come to light that Amazon quietly disabled encryption on all of its Fire OS devices with its latest major software update. The revelation comes at a time when Apple is in an unprecedented legal battle with the FBI and a heated debate over the very importance of encryption technology in every user’s life. The disabling of Fire OS’s encryption happened with the update to the company’s Fire OS 5 software that runs on the Kindle Fire, Fire Phone, Amazon Fire HD, and Amazon Fire TV Stick, reports The Verge.

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