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George Orwell's 1984 sales jump due to surveillance leak

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The leak from former CIA employee Edward Snowden, revealing details of the U.S. surveillance program rocked the intelligence world and the general public.

But, it also helped the sales of… 1984? Yes, George Orwell’s famous book—1984—which wrote of a “Big Brother” state has skyrocketed due to the latest scandal. NPR reported Wednesday that Amazon sales of the book jumped by 6,021 percent in the last 24 hours.

Snowden’s leak of classified documents to reporters made public two sweeping U.S. surveillance programs, which launched a discussion on privacy versus security.

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