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Streaming becomes mainstream as cord-cutting accelerates

  (Chicago Tribune)  Cord-cutting is not just for millennials anymore. Fed up with high prices and bloated packages, millions of Americans cut the cord on cable TV in 2017, finding refuge with a growing number of streaming services, which deliver lower prices and a competitive channel lineup over the internet. “This was really the year […]

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Amazon Web Services Announces Secret Cloud Region For CIA

(Nextgov)  Amazon Web Services unveiled a cloud computing region for the CIA and other intelligence community agencies developed specifically to host secret classified data. The AWS Secret Region will allow the 17 intelligence agencies to host, analyze and run applications on government data classified at the secret level through the company’s $600 million C2S contract, brokered several […]

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Monopoly critics decry ‘Amazon amendment’ | TheHill

(The Hill)  Lawmakers put the finishing touches this week on military funding legislation that contains a provision that stands to significantly benefit Amazon. The amendment, Section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), would help Amazon establish a tight grip on the lucrative, $53 billion government acquisitions market, experts say. The provision, dubbed the […]

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Amazon’s web servers are down and it’s causing trouble across the internet – The Verge

(The Verge) Amazon’s web hosting services are among the most widely used out there, which means that when Amazon’s servers goes down, a lot of things go down with it. That appears to be happening today, with Amazon reporting “high error rates” in one region of its S3 web services, and number of services going […]