‘Amazon launches ‘Secret Region’ cloud service for US intel agencies’ from RT, Nov. 20, 2017, a few snippets
“Amazon announced it has launched a “Secret Region” on its cloud computing service for use by US intelligence and other government agencies. The provider is now able to store government information classified as “Top Secret.”
The computing giant Microsoft made a similar announcement in October when it said its government cloud program, called “Azure Government Secret” would support US government agencies working with data classified as “secret.”
“By storing all of their information on a private company’s servers, the intelligence community will become an even more attractive target to hackers.”
UnHoly Babylon! How many people were bombed in your Taliban ‘opioid war’ Does this signal ‘reconciliation w/ the Taliban’, Mr. President?
“Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, confirmed this weekend that the world’s largest Internet company is, in close coordination with the state, manipulating search results to censor sites critical of the US government.
Responding to a question about the “manipulation of information” on the Internet during an appearance at the Halifax International Security Forum, Schmidt announced that Google is working on algorithms that will “de-rank” Russian-based news websites RT and Sputnik from its Google News services, effectively blocking users’ access to either site.”
On Nov. 24 edit: ‘Why is Google’s Eric Schmidt So Afraid?’ by Jan Oberg, CP, Nov.24
“If I were Eric Schmidt think I would be afraid of being perceived as a “useful idiot” or an an evil operator on behalf of US militarism – since he is targeting Russia in a the new Cold War atmosphere.
After all (he) is/was a member also of various US government security and Pentagon related boards. And after all, he spoke at the Halifax Security Forum filled with military defence people and hardliners who see only Russia, North Korea and Iran as problems, never the US itself. One of the panels deals with the “Post-Putin Prep”!
Regime change in Russia too in the future and with truthful news from Google?”
Updated Dec. 1: If you read no other analysis of the Trump Tax Reform and Jobs Act, read this, and I’m assuming Rasmus is correct. It may cause you to go postal, but…there it is. The House and Senate versions will need to be reconciled, of course, but whatever emerges might be a little gentler rape of the 99%, but will still cause a hella lotta pain, death, hunger, and homelessness. As Rasmus says, this rape has been going on since Reagan, and has been accelerating ever ince, including of course, under St. Obomba.
‘The Trump-US House $4.6 TrillionTax Cut–Who Pays?, by Jack Rasmus at CP, Nov.13, 2017
“Here’s my in-depth analysis of the latest iteration of the Trump tax plan as it was defined in the US House of Representatives version this past week.
He did explain the reason for prventing a filibuster, although I’d thought that only one bill per year could be claimed under ‘budget reconciliation’.
”By Congressional rules, if the Trump-Ryan version can keep the budget impact to $1.5 trillion, it needs only 50% votes (plus one) in Congress to pass; but if the hit to the deficit is more than $1.5 trillion, it takes 60%.”