CIA Uses Amazon Cloud to Consolidate Data in One Simple-to-Hack Place

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WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency has signed a $600 million contract with Amazon to store data using its cloud computing system, allowing the organization to store highly sensitive, classified information in one simple-to-hack place. “We saw that Amazon has worked with Netflix, Reddit, Pinterest, Instagram and Foursquare,” said CIA Director John Brennan, “and I thought ‘Hey, why are we keeping all…