Apparently, the publisher [Amazon] changed its mind about having electronic versions of Orwell's books. So Amazon removed them from the store and in the process remotely deleted the books from the Kindles of anyone who bought them, depositing a refund in their account in the process.

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Created by akf 6 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 11 weeks ago
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6 years 11 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago



correction: the publisher is not Amazon, but Amazon removed it because the publisher decided so.

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6 years 11 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago


Big Brother "rarity"?

Amazon calls this type of behaviour a "rarity". Theft might be a more accurate description.

Microsoft, also, engages in this sort of remote interference with their client's computers.

This is the greatest argument against adopting so-called "cloud computing". Your data is at the mercy of any self-styled, Big Brother, who is in a position to interfere with it.