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As Silicon Valley Rallies to Fight Surveillance, Amazon Drops Encryption From FireOS 5 Devices

Apple has made no bones about where it stands in the legal face-off with the FBI over privacy and encryption. And most of Silicon Valley has been in agreement: Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Snapchat, LinkedIn, and Yahoo are among the 40 companies expected to file court briefs backing Apple. Even Amazon is expected to file a court brief backing Apple—which is peculiar because the company just quietly removed encryption from Fire OS 5 in an update that rolled out to all major Fire tablets. Read More >>