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Privacy issue with Carousel on Kindle Fire


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Initial post: May 26, 2013 10:43:48 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013 10:45:57 PM PDT
Artist says:
"It's just wrong..." Well, Amazon isn't responsible if you buy books that would embarrass you or the other people on your account!

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013 10:47:22 PM PDT
If you are not willing for other members of your family to see the content on the account you share, you all need separate accounts. If you are talking about minor children, you need to set up parental controls or set up their Kindle Fires to run only in the Kindle Free Time app.

Posted on May 26, 2013 10:55:08 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013 11:17:16 PM PDT
@Rizik6: The account buys the book, not an individual device or app - or person. That means that the account, not a person, displays it on all devices and apps that are registered on the account.

Posted on May 26, 2013 11:41:59 PM PDT
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Posted on May 26, 2013 11:47:17 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013 11:51:20 PM PDT
King Al says:
Those documents will still appear in the cloud of each device/app registered to that account.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013 11:56:14 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
that's personal documents, not Amazon ebooks

unfortunately for you, as of the current time, Amazon makes all books bought by the account available to all kindles registered to the account unless as Laura mentioned, you set up Kindle FreeTime on all the kindles on your account (no web access if you do that, though). if you want it changed, you need to email Amazon at the address and suggest it: kindle-feedback@amazon.com.

and I quite like it, it gives me the option of downloading the book to my Fire if I want to, or else simply pressing on the title and removing it from my carousel.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013 12:16:18 AM PDT
@Rizik6: I did not mention personal documents at all. I was talking about ebooks from Amazon, as I thought that was what you were talking about.

If you don't want a book on the carousel, just delete it from there. That takes a second or three. The book does not have to be downloaded to the Kindle.

Posted on May 27, 2013 12:32:05 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013 12:42:00 AM PDT
@Rizik6: No, I did not say that. I said that you can't choose - that's entirely different. I was explaining the current situation. You can tell Amazon what you want- they might do it, or they might not. That depends on whether they think that it will increase sales.

If you want to be certain that someone from Amazon hears your feedback, please send an email to kindle-feedback@amazon.com or kindle-fire-feedback@amazon.com if you have a Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013 12:44:31 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
None of us said you shouldn't be able to do so, we just stated that currently you can't do what you want to do

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013 1:05:56 AM PDT
Tiera30 says:
I read zombie books and I'm.not embarrassed by it but I don't want my kids to see them. Get your head out of the gutter. I understand what R means. I sometimes forget to log into children's kindle when I log off. It is after all my device. However my kids would get nightmares if they saw the covers. A simple folder option might be nice.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013 1:11:43 AM PDT
Tiera30 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013 1:16:31 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
if you want it changed, you need to email Amazon at the address and suggest it: kindle-feedback@amazon.com.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013 4:42:57 AM PDT
G. McNeil says:
tiera30 - you go to the bathroom WITHOUT a Kindle??????

I think you are a zombie.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013 4:55:50 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
I don't take mine into the bathroom (cooties)

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013 5:02:48 AM PDT
"...But everyone has a right to a certain level of privacy..."

Not, in my opinion, if they share a shopping account AND the password to that account. That's like everyone having a key to the house, but you want no one to know whom you have in the front room. Sorry.

Posted on May 27, 2013 5:05:56 AM PDT
Or...sharing a refrigerator, and not wanting anyone to know you have beer in there or see how much cheese you buy. If you want more privacy, separate your refrigerator...I mean account.

Posted on May 27, 2013 6:07:52 AM PDT
scoutyjones says:
How traumatic for our children!

Posted on May 27, 2013 6:59:59 AM PDT
dusty says:
Hmmmm.. When I order a book, Amazon asks which Kindle I want it downloaded to. And that is where it goes. I don't seem to have the same issue as above. Also, if I want something off the carousel, I just do it, takes two seconds and it disappears into the cloud to be retrieved another day.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013 7:51:20 AM PDT
musicmomma says:
If you do not want anyone to see some of the books you are buying then get a separate account with a separate Kindle and have to books on there.

It is not Amazon's responsibility to monitor what you buy or what your children see. That is like tell Walmart that they can not display books that you do not want your children to see. That is your responsibility.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013 7:59:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 27, 2013 8:00:13 AM PDT
If you have a Fire, download the BN or Kobo app and purchase your Zombie books from them.

Posted on May 27, 2013 8:01:37 AM PDT
Debi says:
Honestly I'm not sure why people don't set up separate accounts if they want 'privacy'. Seeing and being able to read everyone else's books is part of the perk of sharing an account.
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