The firm this week said the Silk browser’s Cloud Acceleration Mode, which routes webpage requests to Amazon’s cloud servers to speed up loading, can be turned off in the first page of the browser settings menu. When Cloud Acceleration Mode is off, the browser acts like a typical program to send requests directly to websites.
In addition, any HTTPS secure websites will not be accelerated or tracked by Amazon.
Amazon says the only information logged by the company through browsing will be the URL, timestamp, and token to identify a session. The data is logged for 30 days, with no identifying information like IP or MAC addresses associated with browsing history.
Applications include the Amazon Silk Browser, E-Mail, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Appstore, and Amazon Cloud Drive with unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content.
Finally, each Kindle Fire will include a free month of Amazon Prime membership.