Seems that Kindle has a downside - The ability of Amazon.com to remotely spy on your content and remove content at will. Granted that material was remotely deleted from Kindle users' ebook readers due to a copyright issue, but in doing so, Amazon.com revealed that it has access to users' ebooks readers, and can monitor user activities.
The irony here is that one of the books remotely deleted from many users' kindle readers was 1984 by George Orwell. LOL.In an ironic twist, one of the titles in question was Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984 - the book that introduced the concept of Big Brother. The story, considered a modern classic, has become synonymous with political spin and remote surveillance - and many Kindle owners could not help but see the juxtaposition as amusing.
"Sounds ironically like Big Brother is monitoring our Kindle content," said one user.
My take on this - People should know what they are buying when they purchase a product. As for myself, I have a Toshiba tablet computer that I have networked to my system, and nobody knows what is on it except myself and those I CHOOSE to reveal what I have on it. I figure that what is on my computer is my own damn business, and nobody else's unless I decide to share that information. So Amazon.com - Take a hike. If I ever receive a Kindle as a present, I promise to turn it into Kindling.
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