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Amazon Cloud Not Big Enough For Feds and WikiLeaks

December 29th, 2010 12:34 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

theodp writes “Dave Winer was already upset that Amazon Web Services (AWS) pulled the plug on WikiLeaks for posting classified U.S. government documents. So, he wasn’t exactly thrilled to receive email three weeks later from an AWS PR flack boasting that ‘the U.S. federal government continues to be one of our fastest growing customer segments’. Writes Winer: ‘It makes perfect sense that the US government is a big customer of Amazon’s web services. It also makes perfect sense that Amazon wouldn’t want to do anything to jeopardize that business. There might not have even been a phone call, it might not have been necessary.’ Amazon, which wowed the White House with its ability to scale video slideshow site Animoto, was able to get its foot in the Federal door as a Recovery.gov redesign subcontractor.”

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