Orwell's '1984' novel soars on Amazon after NSA Surveillance leak

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by Jane King / Bloomberg Business Report

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Posted on June 12, 2013 at 5:45 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 12 at 7:25 AM

Sales of George Orwell's book "1984" are soaring following all the reports this week about the U.S. government collecting phone and Internet records on millions of Americans. Some editions are moving onto Amazon's Movers & Shakers List, and one even became the 100th best-selling book late Tuesday. "1984" is about a future fictional totalitarian state. It was published in 1949.

Google, Facebook and other companies are asking the U.S. government if they can disclose more information about the national security data requests they receive as they try to explain to customers that authorities don't have unlimited access to user's personal information.

If you've ever suspected your boss is trying to get rid of you, you may be right. A new Careerbuilder survey says more than 1 in 4 bosses have an employee they'd like to see leave. Younger managers are more likely to feel that way than older ones. And some of the things managers do to the employees they want out are criticize their work, cut their responsibilities, cut them out of meetings and projects, and communicate primarily by e-mail.

 

 

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