Mitch Lipka reporting on the Kindle Fire’s lack of a password prompt before you buy things, especially items from Amazon.com:

Others suggest turning off the wireless, which would allow only the use of previously downloaded items, such as books and games. Some forums on Amazon are filled with user after user trying to come up with ways to beat the system with limited success, including turning off the “1-Click” option.

This was very uncomfortable for me when I was testing the Fire. So much so that once I realized this could happen I set a passcode lock on it that only my wife knows. The Fire is not a kid friendly device in any way — yet because of the price I bet many kids will get them this Christmas.

Parents should have fun with those bills.

“The Kindle Fire: a great gift for kids that keeps giving and giving.”

[via The Beard]