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Sales of "Big Brother" book spike by 7,000 percent

Sales of "1984" are spiking, perhaps due to revelations over National Security Agency data-collection programs.

George Orwell's "Big Brother is Watching You" classic has jumped more than 7,000 percent in Amazon's sales rankings since the start of the week. That's according to the Wall Street Journal.

It was ranked 123 Tuesday, up from 13,074 on Monday.

A publisher spokesperson is quoted by the "Law Blog" as saying the sales jump is "symptomatic of all the surveillance coverage".

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