Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The Snowden Effect on Cloud

TechRepublic writes, "When Edward Snowden leaked 200,000 classified documents that uncovered the NSA's digital surveillance programs, it rocked the IT world. We break down the three biggest impacts."

The biggest impact is that international organizations are not buying from US based cloud companies, which will have a chilling effect on growth, jobs, and more in years to come. Yet US enterprises are re-considering cloud services as well.

It's amazing to me that more people are mad at Snowden than to the US government for doing this. And don't forget that we knew that they were doing something like this back in 2006, when Klein revealed that the NSA was tapping the AT&T's Internet feed in room 641A.

5 takeaways from the surveillance disclosures.

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