Amazon: Don't give customer info to the CIA

Amazon is the biggest online retailer in the world. And the company has signed a $600 million contract to provide “cloud computing” services to the Central Intelligence Agency.

“We look forward to a successful relationship with the CIA,” Amazon says.
Background:
Bloomberg News: Amazon Wins Ruling for $600 Million CIA Cloud Contract
Washington Post: What Jeff Bezos Has to Say About Amazon’s CIA Contract
InformationWeek: Amazon Again Beats IBM for CIA Cloud Contract
Norman Solomon: If Obama Orders CIA to Kill, Amazon Will Be Partner

Amazon now averages 162 million unique visitors to its sites every month. The firm’s business model depends on accumulating and analyzing huge quantities of personal data. Meanwhile, the CIA depends on gathering and analyzing data to serve U.S. military interventions overseas.

During the last dozen years, the CIA has conducted ongoing drone strikes and covert lethal missions in many countries. Meanwhile, U.S. agencies like the CIA and NSA have flattened many previous obstacles to Big Brother behavior.

The circumstances are ominous. Amazon is now providing a huge computing cloud for the CIA’s secrets -- a digital place where data for mass surveillance and perpetual war are converging.

Please sign the petition below to challenge the Amazon-CIA partnership.



51-75 of 34341 signatures
Number Date Name Location Feel free to add a comment.
34291 2.8 years ago Ellen Jamieson Leonia, NJ , US
34290 2.9 years ago Jeanne Mackay Marysville, MI , US
34289 2.9 years ago Anonymous Melbourne, ot , AU Besides your bookstore, I also make recommendations to clients regarding hosting of online systems. Depending how you proceed, your involvement with the CIA could very likely disqualify you from co...
34288 2.9 years ago Laura Gipperich Drolshagen, ot , DE
34287 2.9 years ago Michele Leavitt Las Vegas, NV , US
34286 3 years ago Donald Kokkonen Cambridge, WI , US
34285 3 years ago Donald Kokkonen Cambridge, WI , US
34284 3 years ago John Welch Huntington beach, CA , US
34283 3 years ago Phil Bull GB
34282 3 years ago Gerry Lykins Ft. Thomas, KY , US
34281 3 years ago Gerry Lykins Ft. Thomas, KY , US
34280 3.1 years ago Emily Delatorre Torrance, CA , US
34279 3.1 years ago Melissa Whitehead Sacramento, CA , US
34278 3.1 years ago Barbara Zilles Iowa City, IA , US
34277 3.1 years ago D Brown
34276 3.1 years ago Anonymous IL , US
34275 3.2 years ago Anonymous Altoona, PA , US Business can and will be taken elsewhere. The US government is growing more suspicious and the American people are taking action. This news will spread like wildfire and anything affiliated with the...
34274 3.2 years ago John Simmermon Phoenix, AZ , US I returned my Amazon Fire TV device and canceled my Prime acct
34273 3.2 years ago Anonymous
34272 3.2 years ago Marcus Murphy Fountain, CO , US
34271 3.2 years ago Marcus Murphy Fountain, CO , US
34270 3.2 years ago Wayne Daniel El Paso, TX , US
34269 3.2 years ago Penni Goodman US I will CANCELL my account with Amazon if you give the CIA any of my Data!
34268 3.2 years ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY , US
34267 3.2 years ago Anonymous ME , US If Amazon becomes a CIA partner I will cancel my account and urge all my friends to do the same.
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