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Nooooo Amazon! Business Insider: Jeff Bezos helps CIA develop a 'Private' Cloud Spying Network!

Amazon makes deal with the Devil! Er... at least with CIA's utterly UnConstitutional 'private' investment firm, In-Q-Tel.

The CIA Is About To Sign A Game-Changing $600 Million Deal With Amazon

Julie Bort, Business Insider
March 20, 2013

The CIA is on the verge of signing a cloud computing contract with Amazon, worth up to $600 million over 10 years, reports Frank Konkel at Federal Computer Week.

If the details about this deal are true, it could be a game-changer for the enterprise cloud market.

That’s because Amazon Web Services will help the CIA build a “private cloud” filled with technologies like big data, reports Konkel, citing unnamed sources.

More details:

Amazon will help the CIA build a private cloud, sources reveal

By Frank Konkel
Mar 18, 2013

In a move sure to send ripples through the federal IT community, FCW has learned that the CIA has agreed to a cloud computing contract with electronic commerce giant Amazon, worth up to $600 million over 10 years.

Amazon Web Services will help the intelligence agency build a private cloud infrastructure that helps the agency keep up with emerging technologies like big data in a cost-effective manner not possible under the CIA's previous cloud efforts, sources told FCW.

Amazon officials would not confirm the existence of the contract, and a CIA spokesperson likewise declined to comment on the matter.

** For those unfamiliar, no, the article doesn't mention "In-Q-Tel" by name, but if it involves hi-tech anything, they're involved; InQTel would be the organization mechanism they're likely to utilize, even if it's limited to just indirect consultancy; verify for yourselves, regardless.

** Most noteworthy part in the BizInsider article?

AWS [Amazon Web Service] is the largest "public" cloud provider. In general, the term "private cloud" means using cloud computing technologies in a company's own data center. Public clouds are in hosted facilities, where the hardware is shared with many users. Sharing the hardware saves money.

How much you want to bet, the next headline about them you'll read is; "CIA's web user tracking service 'accidentally' spills over into Amazon's customer user database!"???

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In-Q-Tel is a non-profit

In-Q-Tel is a non-profit corporation that makes investments. This is a contract for services.

I don't understand what is so shocking about this news?

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yet

to ever make an online purchase. I told fellow workers that you would have to be stupid to do so...that was about 8 years ago lol Same goes for those rewards cards. I only have one for fuel purchases. I know that gives the company an advantage ie for the analysts ...but with the cost of fuel I need some relief. I get asked at major retailers, especially food ones almost all the time. I said they would have to pay pretty good to get that info.

I prefer bricks and mortar for obvious reasons....including the aesthetically pleasing sales personnel at times ;)

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I wouldn't doubt if the CIA

I wouldn't doubt if the CIA told Bezos: "Help us create this spying network and we'll make sure the politicians never pass a national internet sales tax".

Even though I don't have any proof, I'm almost positive that the feds use the threat of legislation to get what they want from people.

Believe it or not, the

Believe it or not, the government doesn't work that way. It'd be blatantly illegal and this isn't a black ops deal.

The real reason is because Amazon is the world leader in cloud computing and like renting office space, the CIA needs technology services.

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" It'd be blatantly illegal"

Like that's ever stopped anyone in government/politics. The laws exist for us, not them.

I'm not saying October2007 is right, but it wouldn't surprise me, either.

In any case, I personally don't see this as a high priority issue to concern myself with. Too many other things going on.

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wasn't InQtel

the "company" who were interested in bitcoin?

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yeah,

I saw that interview on YouTube where the guy who was invited to give a presentation at CIA or w/InQTel.

Now, granted, all that means is that CIA is paying attention and are interested in projecting the trajectory of Bitcoin's influence; as CIA's chief role seems to be anthropology, in finality: doesn't automatically mean that the CIA invented it (though Alex Jones teased Max Keiser in a recent interview that Max may have been the actual inventor of the Japanese hacker pseudonym that Bitcoin allegedly was invented by), or have co-opted it. Though that doesn't rule out the possibility that they won't attempt to! lol.

but as I understand it, algorithmically, as it stands now, they're never gonna break the encryption on peer to peer bitcoin exchanges; those days are over. They'd have to run shit loads of Cray Supercomputer cycles for 100's if not 1000's of yrs. What single transaction would justify that? Even if it were 'crucial,' they'd never decipher it in time. So for all practical purposes, the days of govt intel agencies breaking heavy duty electronic encryptions are over.

But of course, that does leave BitCoin exchanges, and physical 'hijack' of end-user's keys...that's another matter, I suppose...

Predictions in due Time...
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updated

** Most noteworthy part in the BizInsider article?

AWS [Amazon Web Service] is the largest "public" cloud provider. In general, the term "private cloud" means using cloud computing technologies in a company's own data center. Public clouds are in hosted facilities, where the hardware is shared with many users. Sharing the hardware saves money.

How much you want to bet, the next headline about them you'll read is; "CIA's web user tracking service 'accidentally' spills over into Amazon's customer user database!"???

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

You read this incorrectly.

You read this incorrectly. It says Amazon is building a PRIVATE cloud inside the CIA's already existing data centers behind the government's firewall.

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