Amazon.com has dropped support for disk encryption on its Fire tablets, saying the feature was not popular with customers. Amazon said that the company had removed the encryption feature for Fire tablets in the fall when it launched Fire OS 5, a new version of its tablet operating system.
The encryption feature scrambles data on a device so that it can be accessed only if the user enters the correct password.
The move came to light at a period where Apple is waging a legal battle over U.S. government demands that the iPhone maker help unlock an encrypted phone used by San Bernardino shooter Rizwan Farook.
Amazon has said it intends to support Apple in the iPhone case.