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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Cleans Up Its Kindle Store Against E-Books Containing Abusive Content

Boston, MA 10/14/2013 (wallstreetpr) – Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has decided to clean up the e-books containing abusive contents, themes, etc. from its Kindle store. A report has issues and the report claims that certain e-books that are available on the Kindle store contain titles like rape, brutality and incest. One amongst the objective e-book is a book titled Taking My Drunk Daughter and it was available on sale over Kindle store. According to both, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Barnes & Noble, the companies have been working hard to filter out the objectionable content. The books have been detected by a technology news related website known by the name of The Kernel. However, the BBC has claimed that in spite of Amazon’s action there are many e-books available on the Kindle store that contains abusive or other form of objectionable content.

WHSmith and Kobo contain titles with the similar contents and themes and were not available for any comments when contacted. According to the reports of BBC, they say that the search option available on Amazon’s Kindle store automatically suggested such topics to the users who search using the same letters appearing in abusive words. There is no provision of verifying the age of the users as well on the Kindle store. However, Amazon.com Inc. did not comment upon any of the requests from BBC to comment on the matter. The only thing that has been clarified on behalf of Amazon.com is that their Kindle store did contain e-books with abusive themes and titled as mentioned by The Kernel and they confirmed that all of them have been removed from the store.

Barnes & Noble quoted in their statement that the titles violated the guidelines laid by them for publishing e-book in the NOOK bookstore and the company already was in the process of removing such e-books from their store.

Published by Benjamin Roussey

Benjamin Roussey is from Sacramento, California. He has two master’s degrees and served four years in the U.S. Navy. His bachelor’s degree is from CSUS (1999) where he was on a baseball pitching scholarship. His second master’s degree is an MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix (2006). He has worked for small businesses, public agencies, and large corporations. He has lived in Korea and Saudi Arabia where he was an ESL instructor. Benjamin spends his time in between Northern California and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, committing himself to his craft of freelance and website writing. http://www.facebook.com/ben.rouss

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