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Default Amazon Cloud Not Big Enough For Feds and WikiLeaks

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."pa href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fyro.slashdot.org%2Fstory %2F10%2F12%2F29%2F1815238%2FAmazon-Cloud-Not-Big-Enough-For-Feds-and-WikiLeaks%3Ffrom%3Dfb" target="_blank" title="Share on Facebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Amazon+Cloud+Not+Big+Enough+For+Feds+a nd+WikiLeaks%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fey3Ys2" target="_blank" title="Share on Twitter"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a/ppa href="http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/12/29/1815238/Amazon-Cloud-Not-Big-Enough-For-Feds-and-WikiLeaks?from=rss"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=1928846amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/32909/f/530758/s/1112f7c5/mf.gif' border='0'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/90662095119/u/49/f/530758/c/32909/s/1112f7c5/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/90662095119/u/49/f/530758/c/32909/s/1112f7c5/a2.img" border="0"//apa href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/CE9jiZCUKMlZZcmk9RTjelIE9_0/0/da"img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/CE9jiZCUKMlZZcmk9RTjelIE9_0/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"/img/abr/a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/CE9jiZCUKMlZZcmk9RTjelIE9_0/1/da"img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/CE9jiZCUKMlZZcmk9RTjelIE9_0/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"/img/a/pimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/uMiLYfA2GXc" height="1" width="1"/

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