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Amazon recalls (and embodies) Orwell's '1984'

In a widely criticized move, the retailer has reportedly taken back copies of two electronic books after the publisher decided it no longer wanted to sell the e-books.

By July 17, 2009

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Say hello to the brave new world of console gaming

New game console rumors are piling up -- and they're painting a pretty bleak picture. Is the future of console gaming something out of an Orwell novel?

By March 30, 2012

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BART tackles its 'Big Brother' moment

At hearing to discuss why transit authorities cut cell phone access during a protest rally, Orwell metaphors and hand-wringing rule the day.

By August 24, 2011

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'Chromatic Typewriter' turns keystrokes to brushstrokes

Creating art with that splendidly elaborate gadget known as the typewriter is nothing new. Just ask Hemingway or Orwell. But this beautifully hacked 1937 Underwood Standard takes things to an entirely different realm.

By December 7, 2011

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Amazon apologizes for deleting Kindle e-books

Kindle owners whose lawfully purchased copies of two George Orwell novels were deleted from their devices will be entitled to a replacement copy or $30.

By September 4, 2009

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End mass surveillance, Snowden urges in Xmas message

Whistleblower Edward Snowden claims today's surveillance is worse than in George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984.

By December 26, 2013

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Amazon Prime Air to use scary drones for 30-minute delivery

Amazon has outlined a terrifying future in which computer-controlled octocopters will deliver low-weight goods to your door in less than 30 minutes.

By December 2, 2013

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Eye on surveillance: France's PRISM, EU's concerns

The Fourth of July saw a flurry of news related to the U.S. National Security Agency's intelligence-gathering efforts. Here's a rundown.

By July 4, 2013