Congress Uneasy, Somewhat Confused Regarding Amazon's Silk Browser

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routine

Amazon? I should be worried about what data Amazon is collecting?

If you're worried, stop using your credit card, b/c the bank knows a hell of lot more about you than Amazon ever will.

 

Instead, I would like to know what data the government is collecting about me -- and I would like an OPT-OUT for that.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

LOL. GOP sheep. Baa Raam Yew!

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Kirsah

Markey is a Democrat.

Rep. is short for Representative.

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Carlidan

And Barton is a republican. It's a biapartiasn effort. 

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

How is this any different than what Google or Facebook do every day?

This probably has more to do with sales taxes than privacy.

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aarcane

" if there will be an opt out."

Of course there will be.  If you don't like it, buy the nook colour instead, or install cyanogenmod.

Also, I'm aparently still in the dark over how using amazon's EC servers will improve browsing speed over just deplyoing a squid cache anywhere along the line would.  the REAL bottleneck for thse mobile devices is the CELLULAR or WIFI connection they use.  Anything on the far side of that is just going to idle durring data transfer times.

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AntonioGarrison

How about a House Of IT?  When you have 50-60 year old men who've probably have no clue how the internet or anything IT related works.  But you expect him to make a impartial judgement on something he has no clue about, things don't work like that.  He'll make the wrong decision majority of the time.  We need people who understand how the INTERNET and Technology work, and make a sensable decision as to if we giving anymore information to Amazon than we are to Facebook. 

 

I would rather at times our government to stay out of stuff like this.  I mean seriously, what aren't we giving our information out on anymore?  When can I not be tracked down into atleast a one mile (if not less) section of wherever I'm at.  The GPS in my phone connects me to maps to get me places, but my phone can get me tracked down by that same GPS.  My phone can also get me tracked down by the cell tower I use.  My internet company keeps information on me(and probably sells it) for which websites I visit and when, for however long the government has said they will keep track of those logs.  We all know that facebook can track your every move if you let it.  Also your likes and dislikes and pages you frequent visit are "intellectual property" of FACEBOOK if you deem to delete your account.  All this information is given out freely by us to these companies.

 

There's only one way to not give these companies our information in this day and age, that's to not have anything.  No phone, internet, bank account, television and so many other things we see as necessities

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

They have advisers more savvy than themselves.

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shiloh2000

2 total morons.  How about the fact that our privacy is being increasingly invaded, data is being accumulated on all us about what we buy, what sites we visit, and even our political beliefs, the ability of companies to track and ultimately access virtually anything they want to know about is growing far past your limited inteligence -- and you ask why someone should be questioning this?

2 total morons.  

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Red Ensign

I agree. The two below are really going to go far and be productive members of society. I just hope they can get my #2 large size with a sweet tea order correct.

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cc3d

I'm the moron.  Can you tell me why Amazon should be questioned over privacy for letting people access the web sites through their servers WHEN THEY HOST A MAJOR portion of those sites already?

 

Everything that is tracking you is because YOU opted in.  YOU joined Facebook, YOU signed Apple's EULA, YOU turned on Cookies!

And now YOU want the government to regulate it!!  Only a fucking moron would think the government can do ANYTHING in YOUR best interest without spending a TON of MY tax dollars (yes, I have a job, sounds like YOU don't!).

 

Do YOU know what you're talking about?  NO!  You still think the government is working for your interest and not your tax money.  That's fucking ignorant!!

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warptek2010

Thank you for that. Brilliant. I think the true morons have left the room.

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Carlidan

Gotta to love sarcasm!

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cc3d

Why does congress deserve any explanation? Again, a group of fat politicians can't understand something, so they assume the worse!! Why? Because nobody 'knows' better than a fat politician that, when you have power, you abuse it!!

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warptek2010

Because according to the current populist bullshit Amazon is one of those greedy, rich, evil corporate empires that haven't paid their fair share. Which of course is really intended to cover up the fact that the government is the only greedy, rich, evil corporate empire that wants more and more.

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