Reviewed September 30th, 2020
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Amazon Fire HD Tablet

Amazon.com, Inc.
4/10

Summary

The Amazon Fire HD tablet allows you to read books, watch videos, play games, use the internet, shop, and more all with one device. It can be purchased for $49-$149 depending on the model.

Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?

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Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?

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Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?

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Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?

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Does it have parental controls?

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Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?

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Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?

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Does it require you to create a strong password?

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Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?

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Does it have a privacy policy?

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How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?

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Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?

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Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?

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Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?

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Does it require a phone number to use?

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Does it require an address (home or office) to use?

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Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?

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Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?

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Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?

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Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?

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What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

The Fire HD tablet does not require a password, which could be a problem if a child were to use it and order things without permission or supervision. It is also known that Amazon uses your information to target you with customized ads. Be aware of these risks when purchasing this product.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Amazon can use your device data such as browsing history and location to target you with customized marketing and ads.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Great screen.
  • Good battery life.
  • Practical design.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Privacy concerns.
  • Sub-par speakers.
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