Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, voiced his discontent about the browser at a public hearing this week, while Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, urged Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for more clarity regarding the data collected from Silk users. The reason for the outrage had to do with how everything a user did in Silk, Amazon would know about. This isn’t the first time that Silk has caused privacy concerns to arise either.
Markey went into a bit more detail in a letter addressed to Amazon, stating that Silk is the only browser available for Silk and that Amazon could essentially keep track of each and every click its customers make. This includes knowing where people shop, what products they buy, when they buy them, and how much they pay.
We will be interviewing the Maxthon web browser team shortly and would like to hear some of the feedback from our readers.
So, post your (respectful) questions in the comments section below and the ones with most likes will be sent for the Maxthon folks to answer.
Update: Questions have been sent, thank you for participating!
Remember Amazon’s new web browser Silk that is being included with the Kindle Fire? Well, it’s gotten some security and privacy experts to start thinking!
In a short FAQ about Silk, Amazon conveyed that it will handle the encrypted traffic between consumers and websites secured with SSL (secure socket layer), such as log in pages, other shopping sites, and online banking sessions.
Time management as its best. Updated on 9/16/2011.
More than 4 years ago, I’ve wrote about a few things you can do to save your time and boost your productivity. Some are still relevant and some are not. Seeing how this post still receives some attention, here is an updated version, which now includes Google Chrome and Maxthon web browsers as well as 2 additional features.
The world moves fast, don’t you think so? It’s time to learn some tips and tricks and do everything at the speed of light. So to begin with, here are 7 web browser features that will help you to save a lot of time. So, here we go. 7 web browser features to save your time.
That’s how it should be done.
Here comes something exciting for all the Maxthon fans. In an effort to thank its users, China’s most popular web browser asks you to decide, what should be implemented next?
Here are all the available options:
- Lock Browser
Lock the browser to let others unable to see your web pages when you leave.
RockMelt is now better than ever thanks to all the security and performance improvements in the latest stable version of Chromium, namely Chromium 13.
Theme support in the New Tab page has been added as well and can be gotten from here.
Over 100 bugs were also fixed with this release to make RockMelt even more reliable which includes resolving an issue a few users experienced with having to log into Facebook every time, Facebook being a big part of RockMelt.