Arik Hesseldahl

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Amazon Adds a Cloud Data Center in Oregon

Amazon Web Services, the Web retailer’s for-hire cloud computing unit, said today that it has opened a new data center in Umatilla, Oregon. The company is the latest on a growing list that includes Google and Facebook to locate a data center in Oregon. Amazon says customers who host their services at this data center will pay 10 percent less than they would at Amazon’s data centers in California and Virginia.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik