Parents complain Amazon's Kindle Fire gives kids access to porn, accounts

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  • Reply 41 of 150
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,684member
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    Originally Posted by tylerk36 View Post


    Mommy, what are these two men doing to each other? OMG give me that. Wife to husband. We are going to return this tablet.



  • Reply 42 of 150
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Amazon delivered its low cost Kindle Fire tablet primarily as a way for users to browse and buy digital content, but it omitted parental controls that can block access to pornography, explicit content or allow unattended kids to "charge up a storm" on their parents' account.



    If Apple had pulled a trick like that, there would be the most incredible sh**-storm over it. The blogs would be demanding that Apple pull the product, NOW!



    Does anyone here think that's going to happen to Amazon?
  • Reply 43 of 150
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    Originally Posted by Sacto Joe View Post


    Does anyone here think that's going to happen to Amazon?



    I think that Amazon will continue to do nothing about it since it directly serves their only reason for making the Fire in the first place, leading to the eventual discontinuation of the device after complaints (and even lawsuits) about this specific problem become overwhelming.
  • Reply 44 of 150
    conradjoeconradjoe Posts: 1,887member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sacto Joe View Post


    If Apple had pulled a trick like that, there would be the most incredible sh**-storm over it. The blogs would be demanding that Apple pull the product, NOW!



    Does anyone here think that's going to happen to Amazon?







    No it will not happen to Amazon.



    Its not FAIR!
  • Reply 45 of 150
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Zandros View Post


    How is The Iron Giant "cute"?



    I dunno. Doesn't he stomp on the boy at the end of the movie? Seems only natural ending to that story. But I've never seen that it. That's my excuse in case I'm wrong.
  • Reply 46 of 150
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,684member
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    Originally Posted by Sacto Joe View Post


    If Apple had pulled a trick like that, there would be the most incredible sh**-storm over it.



    Exactly. Everytime there is the smallest issue with anything Apple related, it will be blown up all over the place and people will be going nuts. The sharks, trolls and Apple haters will start coming out and it will be a feeding frenzy and they will try to make it into the biggest scandal of the century, when it is usually no big deal at all and a total non-issue.



    And here we even have people saying that this Kindle Fire issue shouldn't even be reported!
  • Reply 47 of 150
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    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post


    Clearly you don't have kids. Because if you did you would know how easily they can click on something just because they are curious what it does and suddenly you just bought $5000 in stuff.



    If the family is in a car, how do they stream a R rated movie from internet? Uh, no wi-fi internet in the car. Hotspot?



    Take away the hotspot, problem solved.



    Avoid accidental purchases - turn off the wi-fi. Problem solved. Though then you couldn't surf the web.
  • Reply 48 of 150
    conradjoeconradjoe Posts: 1,887member
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    Originally Posted by easy288 View Post


    Avoid accidental purchases - turn off the wi-fi. Problem solved. Though then you couldn't surf the web.



    The web is a Dangerous Environment for children.
  • Reply 49 of 150
    Maybe they should call their browser ?Silk Stalkings.?
  • Reply 50 of 150
    What do you expect from a company that knows nothing about hardware and software? You get a crappy iPad clone with limited features and capabilites with horrible quality and lack of detail. Like i said before, going to be a lot of returns on these horrible devices.
  • Reply 51 of 150
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    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    It makes no sense for people who don't like Apple to be here. You're never going to find me on an Android forum talking about how much Android sucks or how great Apple is.



    Liking Android to me doesn't mean I have to dislike Apple products...I do not dislike Apple products at all...I prefer Android.



    You seem to be unable to differentiate preference from "hating all things not my preference" but for the more mature among us such a distinction is simple to make.
  • Reply 52 of 150
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    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    It's a completely legitimate issue to report about. Would you prefer that news was censored like in North Korea and we could all pretend that this issue doesn't exist?



    I've got no issue with it being reported. My problem is that the reporting is not objective. AI is only reporting negative aspects of the Kindle Fire, despite the device being rather well-received overall.





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    And who cares about what Fandroids might think about the Apple fan community? Those people suck. The Apple fan community doesn't need to care about what losers might think about them.



    They suck no more or less than obsessive Apple fans. As I've suggested previously, unwavering devotion to any multinational corporation is ridiculous and illogical.





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    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    It makes no sense for people who don't like Apple to be here. You're never going to find me on an Android forum talking about how much Android sucks or how great Apple is.



    I do like Apple and Apple products. Why should this mean that I cannot like competitors' products as well? There is a thin line between being a fan of a product and not taking any criticism of it, and you are on the wrong side of it.
  • Reply 53 of 150
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,684member
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    Originally Posted by bullhead View Post


    What do you expect from a company that knows nothing about hardware and software?



    That is true. Amazon has no experience at all in either software or hardware.



    They have experience in selling stuff on a website.
  • Reply 54 of 150
    tylerk36tylerk36 Posts: 1,037member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sacto Joe View Post


    If Apple had pulled a trick like that, there would be the most incredible sh**-storm over it. The blogs would be demanding that Apple pull the product, NOW!



    Does anyone here think that's going to happen to Amazon?



    I honestly think the non Apple industry looks at it in a way that you bought it you deal with it. Kinda like buying a car. Would you let your 10 year old drive it? They think there should be some sort of parent monitoring. But Apple has done better. They have controls built into the IOS iPad to keep this from happening.
  • Reply 55 of 150
    One of the uglier one-star themes from some Fire reviewers on Amazon (and they make up about 1/6 of the reviews) involves the fact that if you order the Fire from Amazon, the device comes pre-registered. One gentleman in particular came home to his Fire box empty on his doorstep and his account blitzed.
  • Reply 56 of 150
    All images are legally accessible to anyone if they are in a neural format - ie. your brain. Just wait until there are brain-robot interfaces.... anything you can imagine will be accessible (think Tek War), and nobody will be able to function in society without such devices. The excuses we have not to scan people's brains for thought crimes (such as your mind being a sacred place) won't mean anything when the same data is already banned in forms like bytes on a hard drive or Magic Eye posters.
  • Reply 57 of 150
    estyleestyle Posts: 201member
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    Originally Posted by Euphonious View Post


    I've got no issue with it being reported. My problem is that the reporting is not objective. AI is only reporting negative aspects of the Kindle Fire, despite the device being rather well-received overall.



    News flash! Appleinsider is not a news site. It is a rumor site...and opinionated biased reports make for much livelier discussion boards.
  • Reply 58 of 150
    jlanddjlandd Posts: 873member
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    Originally Posted by jlandd View Post


    I don't get it. Pull up "Iron Giant", hand it to your kid in the back seat and remind him that only Mom or Dad can put movies on it.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post


    Clearly you don't have kids. Because if you did you would know how easily they can click on something just because they are curious what it does and suddenly you just bought $5000 in stuff.



    Nope. Two females, 19 and 14, smart and healthy, if I do say so myself : ) My point is you either buy this widget which offers some things you want and some you don't, or you don't buy it. You either tell your kids to not do something and accept what happens when they do it anyway, or you don't.



    Your kids might do something excessive with a loophole they've figured out, and if they buy $5,000 worth of porn you simply ream them out and then when they're out of earshot have a good laugh. It's all part of the package. There are no guarantees with this stuff. She wants half of the package, like email with zero spam or winters with no storms. What I meant is that there some things you just have to accept the possibility of once you let something be a part of your family and if you don't accept it, don't let it in. I don't buy into the notion that she has anything to complain about. It's not a kids toy. Why is it Amazon's fault she isn't having them play DVDs on a portable DVD player instead?
  • Reply 59 of 150
    Parents think they can buy the latest 'whatever' gadgets for their kids and forget about monitoring their activities. Pretty stupid, but also pretty common.
  • Reply 60 of 150
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,684member
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    Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post


    I prefer Android.



    Yes, I've noticed that.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post


    You seem to be unable to differentiate preference from "hating all things not my preference" but for the more mature among us such a distinction is simple to make.



    I happen to think that Android is garbage, and that is a totally valid opinion. I am passionate about tech products that I use, and don't pretend that you aren't, otherwise you wouldn't spend time posting and visiting such forums.
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