Amazon released a belated statement which has not mollified angry users.
— David Scovetta (@davidscovetta) March 3, 2016
“In the fall when we released Fire OS 5, we removed some enterprise features that we found customers weren't using. All Fire tablets' communication with Amazon's cloud meet our high standards for privacy and security including appropriate use of encryption,” Amazon told ZNet.
The FBI, alongside its legal moves against Apple, has repeatedly taken their push to gain access to citizen data to more public forums, adopting an approach akin to asking the public to sympathize with the San Bernadino shooting victim’s families.
"The government could extend this breach of privacy and demand that Apple build surveillance software to intercept your messages, access your health records or financial data, track your location, or even access your phone's microphone or camera without your knowledge,” according to the Apple statement.
A federal court hearing in California has been scheduled for March 22 for the battle between the FBI and Apple.