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Amazon 'Popular Highlights' Suggests It's Peeking Over Kindle Users' Shoulders

First Posted: 07/12/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:25 PM ET

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Readers of old-fashioned dead-tree books often like to underline or highlight passages they find particularly meaningful, or scribble notes for later reference. All e-book readers offer an electronic equivalent of such note-taking. But Kindle users who highlight passages will now have a record of those highlights sent back to Amazon servers, where they will be compiled and sorted to help produce a new feature called "Popular Highlights."

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Filed by Bianca Bosker  |