How to turn off cloud-accelerated browsing on the Kindle Fire
If you have privacy concerns over Amazon's Silk browser on the Kindle Fire, we'll show you how to disable it in two easy steps.
When the Amazon Silk browser was revealed during the Kindle Fire announcement, digital privacy groups went into overdrive with concerns.
The idea that Amazon's servers would store users' browsing data was disconcerting. But the Electronic Frontier Foundation signed off on Silk, in part, because you can turn off the cloud-accelerated browsing feature. Here's how, in two easy steps:
Step 1: With the browser open, tap the menu button and select "Settings."
Step 2: Scroll down to the Advanced section at the bottom and uncheck "Accelerate page loading."
That's it. Keep in mind that disabling cloud-accelerated browsing may slow down your browsing experience. If you're concerned about your privacy, however, it's a small price to pay to ensure your browsing history stays off of Amazon's servers.