Amazon plays Big Brother erasing—yeah, erasing—all George Orwell titles on Kindles

On Friday morning, hundreds of Amazon Kindle readers awoke to find their digital copies of George Orwell titles erased—titles they purchased and owned—and their accounts credited. Yeah, that’s very 1984 -ish. The publisher apparently changed its mind about offering an electronic edition, David Pogue wrote for The New York Times . While Amazon called this occurrence “rare,” Pogue said it’s “ugly for all kinds of reasons.” Not only can you not resell or donat…

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