Amazon’s Secret Plan to Take Over the Internet

Posted on the February 28th, 2008 under Software Development,Technology by

Ok. So here is the question. Where can you buy books, music, movies and the infrastructure to build the next MySpace, Flickr or YouTube?

Amazon.com has the worlds biggest retail site. That takes quite a bit of infrastructure to run a site like that…right? But an infrastructure like that is also a valuable commodity if you can monetize it…Amazon seems to be trying to do just that. They want to provide the infrastructure that will power the next wave of web sites. The amazing part of the Amazon Web Services offering is that there are no setup charges or other up-front costs required to setup a world-class scalable web application. If you can imagine it, you can build it…on the Amazon framework.

So here is what they are actually offering and what it means.

Amazon’s Web Services

AT&T Invents Programming Language for Mass Surveillance

Posted on the October 30th, 2007 under Privacy by

From the company that brought you the C programming language comes Hancock, a C variant developed by AT&T researchers to mine gigabytes of the company’s telephone and internet records for surveillance purposes.

They’ll know we are in a “Community of Interest” before we do.

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AT&T willing to spy for NSA, MPAA, and RIAA

Posted on the July 13th, 2007 under Editorial by

They’ve actually been doing this for some time now…read on.

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AT&T ‘Spy Room’ Documents Unsealed; You’ve Already Seen Them

Posted on the June 13th, 2007 under Editorial by

A civil liberties group suing telecom giant AT&T for allegedly installing illegal secret surveillance rooms in its internet facilities at the behest of the National Security Agency published substantial portions of long-sealed case documents Tuesday.

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RIAA Accused Of Extortion and Conspiracy

Posted on the June 6th, 2007 under Editorial by

Recording Industry vs The People, a new RIAA case in Tampa, Florida has some interesting counterclaims by the consumer, including extortion, conspiracy, and deceptive trade practices. Now it seems like their tactics are more than heavy-handed but, at least in the state of Florida, illegal.

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