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Old 05-14-2009, 12:15 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Alexander Turcic View Post
Yesterday one of our members reported that Amazon has began to disable the text-to-speech (TTS) feature of the Kindle on a book-by-book basis. Today I read in the news that apparently Amazon can go even so far as to remotely disable the TTS function of these books already stored on your personal device.

Meredith Filak writes on her blog:



Beside the fact that it's probably not very difficult to enable TTS again (not without Amazon's or the publisher's blessing of course), the question needs to be asked if Amazon has the legal right to remotely change files on your Kindle device aimed at decreasing in functionality.

[via /.]

The very fact (if true) that Amazon is doing this makes the Kindle a machine that is getting closer to a "1984" scenario - Big Brother is indeed watching and dictating....
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