kindle amazon "books" store work-around / loophole

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My son's Kindle Fire has a way to purchase books through the built-in Store app.  This app allows the user to "try a sample" of books in the store (not already purchased).  Sort of like the "Look Inside" function on the Amazon web site.  This action does not appear to leave any trace in the covenant eyes log, even though *.amazon.com is blocked.

Is this a known hole in the Covenant Eyes software and/or is there any way to plug the hole?

Thanks,
John
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Hey John, 

Let me make sure I understand what is going on. This is on your sons Kindle Fire? And when he goes to the app store to read a book (or whatever) there is no record of that activity in your report?

Currently the Android app does not have the ability to actually filter out websites, so the fact that Amazon.com is blocked should not matter too much (at least for the kindle)

We have some cool improvements for Android coming real soon, which include a host of new monitoring technologies. I will ping our dev team and see what they know about the kindle fire.
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Thanks for the reply, John.  You're right about the blocking on Android of course.  I'd forgotten about that.

But yea, the issue is that, unlike web sites he may visit, books that he previews in the Amazon book store through the app built into his Kindle Fire are not included or appear in the accountability report that I receive every day by e-mail.

There is a BUNCH of junk in the Amazon store that my son is wanting to avoid -- he has now come to me multiple times looking for a solution -- so additional capabilities to deal with this in the software would be very welcome indeed.\

If anyone else in this community has figured out a way to deal with this, beyond having him turn his Kindle over to me every night, I'd very much appreciate hearing about what you've done that worked (or even didn't work).

Thanks all,
John