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Marketplace Tech for Monday, April 7, 2014
Apr 7, 2014

Marketplace Tech for Monday, April 7, 2014

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Over the last few months, there has been growing evidence that online surveillance conducted by the U.S. government is impacting the tech industry. One area in particular? Cloud Storage. Tech companies have started to move some of their facilities overseas under pressure from foreign governments. And some of those governments have considered building their own infrastructure, so that their citizens information won't be stored in the U.S. Germany's talking about a so-called Bundes Cloud. But our friend at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Jonathan Zittrain, says all this stuff is wrong-headed. 

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Taking national security to the cloud

Apr 7, 2014
Some countries want to build their own cloud storage space.

Over the last few months, there has been growing evidence that online surveillance conducted by the U.S. government is impacting the tech industry. One area in particular? Cloud Storage. Tech companies have started to move some of their facilities overseas under pressure from foreign governments. And some of those governments have considered building their own infrastructure, so that their citizens information won’t be stored in the U.S. Germany’s talking about a so-called Bundes Cloud. But our friend at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Jonathan Zittrain, says all this stuff is wrong-headed. 

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