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    Oh the irony linkage

    In George Orwell’s “1984,” government censors erase all traces of news articles embarrassing to Big Brother by sending them down an incineration chute called the “memory hole.”

    On Friday, it was “1984” and another Orwell book, “Animal Farm,” that were dropped down the memory hole — by Amazon.com.

    In a move that angered customers and generated waves of online pique, Amazon remotely deleted some digital editions of the books from the Kindle devices of readers who had bought them.

    An Amazon spokesman, Drew Herdener, said in an e-mail message that the books were added to the Kindle store by a company that did not have rights to them, using a self-service function. “When we were notified of this by the rights holder, we removed the illegal copies from our systems and from customers’ devices, and refunded customers,” he said.
    The fact that Amazon could remotely delete the books from customer's machines puts a big dark cloud over cloud computing and privacy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enslaved1 View Post
    Oh the irony linkage



    The fact that Amazon could remotely delete the books from customer's machines puts a big dark cloud over cloud computing and privacy.
    yet another reason not to get one of those stupid things.
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