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Amazon Apologizes for Big Brother Moment

In a post on the Kindle Community message boards, Bezos branded the move "stupid" and "thoughtless" and said the company deserved the criticism it received as a result of the incident. Check out the full post below.


Last week Kindle users were given a nasty surprise: Amazon had remotely deleted books from hundreds of Kindles. Aside from those outraged because they were halfway through a book only to wake up and find it gone, most found beef with the fact that Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm were among the titles deleted.


The reason for the removal of the titles is still a little murky. The AP reports that on Friday Amazon said that the books had been added to its catalog using the company's self-service platform by a third party who did not have the rights to the books. However Kindle customers were reportedly told by Amazon's customer service department that the removal was the publisher's choice.