The idea of Amazon’s Silk browser, for the Kindle Fire is an intriguing one. By caching web assets ahead of time, Amazon hopes to accelerate the browsing experience. But running all user traffic through Amazon’s EC2 cloud has made some privacy-minded people a little uneasy. Now members of Congress are starting to ask questions, and some of them are not totally ridiculous.
The Kindle Fire has the potential to be one of the best selling items on Amazon this holiday, but according to a new trademark filing, Amazon believes the Fire is already strong enough to spin off on it’s own. According to documents obtained by Fusible, Amazon has listed the trademark owner of the Kindle Fire as “Seesaw LLC”, along with the Silk browser.
When Amazon introduced the Kindle Fire tablet, the cloud accelerated Silk browser was one of the headlining features. While the speed and ease of use supposedly offered by Silk is intriguing, some privacy-minded folks are a little concerned. Since all your traffic is passing though Amazon, your browsing history could be at risk.