Amazon and the CIA

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    The Atlantic has an interesting article on the CIA contracting with Amazon Web Services. It seems the entire intelligence community, all 17 agencies, is moving to the Cloud. If the IC believes the Cloud is secure, well, it must be, correct?

    We know that Amazon won't hose everything. The NSA still wants to keep your telephone calls in their own data center. Still, much of the intelligence analyst's day-to-day work and their tools are cloud-bound. For $600 billion, too. I guess this isn't too surprising since Amazon is also hosting some of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's IT infrastructure and even some of Obamacare.
     
  2. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    Million. $600 million. Still a massive chunk of change for internet services. If they were spending $600 billion on cloud services, we'd be having a much bigger discussion.

    Also...this article is well over a year old, BTW.
     
  3. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure what point you are trying to make. ?
     
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    Million it is, my bad.
     
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    This thread is not up to your usual level of interest.
     
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    Stepping back and looking at the big picture it's all the money the government has to throw at tech companies that draws them in. Therefore it follows that most if not all the big players led by Apple, will sacrifice the pro-consumer stance they once maintained in order to sign dubious government contracts for fat profits.
     
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    A missed opportunity for Hillary! She should have contracted her web server with Amazon cuz it's "secure".
     
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    It's a neutral topic providing no opportunity to take umbrage or bash one another.

    In PRSI, nonpartisan = banal.
     

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