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Old 05-20-2012, 02:00 AM   #88
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Every morning another patch, you do not need sleep, don't you?
Let's say that I tend to be most productive at unusual times.

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So your patch and vaniaspeeds hide folder hack have to be used in combination for those who whant to hide titles as well.
Probably yes. The Kindle is designed to be a consumer product, and a "single-user" one. It wasn't developed with too many security concerns (regarding the user accessing it) in mind, and in principle, I agree with that philosophy (note: for this kind of device).

Supporting true multi-user mode would be a tremendous effort, and the inherently required added complexity could easily scare away the average user.

So: don't give your Kindle to people that you don't trust. For device access control, use the built-in device PIN protection. For restricting access to a specific item, use this patch. For completely hiding the "Read and Masturbate" item from the UI, vaniaspeedy's hack might, or might not, be the solution (I admit I never tried it).

In any case, don't rely on any of these methods for your privacy. All of them can be easily circumvented by simply plugging the Kindle into a computer.

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