Lawmakers Grill Amazon Over Silk Browser Privacy Issues

Law360, New York (October 14, 2011, 9:37 PM EDT) -- Amazon's Silk Internet browser, designed for the online retail giant's Kindle Fire mobile device, this week came under scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers, who have raised privacy concerns over the browser's ability to collect information on users.

Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., on Friday asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in a letter for more details on what kinds of information Amazon will collect about users and how it will use this information.

The congressman, who is co-chairman of the Congressional Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, pointed to media reports outlining...
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