Wednesday, 21 August 2013 14:39
Amazon Received $600 Million CIA Computer Cloud Contract: Surveillance Shopping?
MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT
Jeff BezosIt would make a good front page Washington Post story to learn a bit about the more than a half of a billion dollars that the CIA is going to pay Amazon to develop a spook computer cloud. (For those who don’t follow computer technology, “clouds” are the next stage in digital data storage.)
According to the website “Quartz,” “Amazon is staffing up for its $600 million cloud for spooks”:
You can now add “spymaster” to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s various titles. On Friday June 14, a US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report elaborated on previous reports that Amazon had won a $600 million contract to build a “private cloud” for the CIA. (The GAO report was generated when IBM, which had been competing for the contract, protested that it had lost unfairly.)