Removing the ability for users to encrypt their personal data basically goes against all cybersecurity principles.
“This event was off the charts”
Gary Vaynerchuk was so impressed with TNW Conference 2016 he paused mid-talk to applaud us.
Thankfully, Amazon has agreed to return the feature in an update this spring. The company hasn’t specified a date for its arrival so it could be any time between now and the end of May.
In the meantime, anyone who owns a Kindle Fire, Fire Phone, Amazon Fire HD, or Amazon Fire TV Stick and updates to Fire OS 5 will have their information left open to attacks as it will be stored in plain text.
If you own one the above devices and don’t want your data being vulnerable, wait until the new update that includes encryption is available.
➤ Amazon says it will bring device encryption back to Fire OS [Tech Crunch]