Amazon Silk – Revolutionary Concept or Major Invasion of Privacy?

I’m trying ahead to the Kindle Fireplace, and intend to purchase one as quickly because it comes out. I believe the display measurement is simply too small (something smaller than the iPad is simply too small) however the worth level cannot be beat. I believe it is going to be a recreation changer, and at $ 199 will knock out a variety of the non-iPad competitors.

I don’t assume it’s going to hurt Apple an excessive amount of, as I believe it's for the gang that may not see spending $ 500 for a pill at this level. ESPecially one that doesn’t permit Adobe's Flash!

So I believe a complete new crowd of people that don’t personal a pill will come dashing in.

Now on to Amazon Silk. This revolutionary new net browser seems like a recreation changer as nicely. It guarantees to hurry up the online for cellular gadgets by channeling all net requests by way of their EC2 cloud. Who doesn’t desire a sooner net expertise?

However-this comes at a worth. For one, Amazon could change the look of net pages (the instance they use is sending a lower-res picture to a cellular system), and who is aware of what else they may optimize.

The headache is available in while you setup a web page to look a method and Amazon Silk makes some choices for you that you may not management. Getting a web site to look good in IE7 is dangerous sufficient!

The opposite factor you'll discover is that Amazon's EC2 cloud is actually caching all the Web. The cloud will grasp onto recordsdata and net pages for you. I’m wondering how the cloud is aware of while you've modified your web site and when it must go to your website and get a brand new copy.

Their cloud can also be preserving observe of a whole historical past of your net expertise, in an try and attempt to anticipate your subsequent net web page go to. Sounds promising (once more, a sooner net expertise) however all of that browser historical past in EC2 has to imply one thing. It has to provide them some type of energy.

Google, beware! Amazon is a stone's throw away from creating their very own search engine and rating system primarily based on website reputation. Amazon will know precisely the place you surf and for the way lengthy you spend on every net web page, as a result of all of these requests are funneled by way of EC2.

Google doesn’t all the time have that data. Not all net requests undergo Google off of their search outcome pages. Should you seek for 'inalign' in Google, we'll come up, and when you click on our hyperlink, Google is aware of about it. In addition they know while you surf round our website, as a result of now we have Google Analytics put in as nicely.

Amazon's Cloud will know every thing no matter whether or not or not you may have monitoring software program (like Google Analytics).

What about data that’s proprietary to your organization? What when you're logged in to your organization's CRM net utility. Is Amazon caching all of that knowledge too? In that case, who’s guaranteeing it's safety?

What if somebody hacks into the EC2 cloud and steals knowledge from this cache?

There are too few particulars on Silk to make a particular alternative, however within the coming weeks I expect to find the solutions.

Source by Gregg Crystal