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.



76-100 of 34341 signatures
Number Date Name Location Feel free to add a comment.
34266 3.2 years ago Margret Schreck Greeneville, TN , US I can understand why the CIA would think of Amazon as a great source of information, but at the same time I hope you can understand why your customers don't agree!
34265 3.2 years ago Greg Graham Kansas City, MO , US Why am I even having to sign this petition? This should be so painfully obvious that this petition shouldn't even exist. But it does, and that worries me. Do not aid the CIA in their Big Brother ...
34264 3.2 years ago Ina Groeneveld Emden, ot , DE
34263 3.2 years ago Anonymous gibbons, AB , CA If you sign this, I will have to close my account. I value my privacy. I do not want anyone to have my personal information.
34262 3.2 years ago Anonymous Rancho Cordova, CA , US If you sign this contract, I will refuse to shop on your site at all anymore. This is insane
34261 3.2 years ago Lucas Brown GAYLORD, MI , US
34260 3.2 years ago Lucas Brown GAYLORD, MI , US
34259 3.2 years ago Janet Uffer Rio Rancho, NM , US
34258 3.2 years ago Anonymous Den Haag, NL
34257 3.2 years ago Joe Salazar Santa Rosa, CA , US
34256 3.3 years ago Joshua Zwolenik Clemson, SC , US
34255 3.3 years ago F/ Ooghe Paris, ot , GB
34254 3.3 years ago Don Daniels Evergreen, CO , US I know that through the convoluted laws it may be legal to sell your customer info to the CIA, but is it moral or ethical. I certainly would not make me want to do business with you. I will think of...
34253 3.3 years ago Anonymous Eden Mills, ON , CA
34252 3.3 years ago Temple Weste Kahului, HI , US
34251 3.3 years ago Benjamín Alberto Reyes Loa Guadalupe, ot , MX
34250 3.3 years ago Derrick B. Apahce Jct, AZ , US Dang.. I enjoyed amazons server too.. o well.
34249 3.3 years ago Frances Hoenigswald Philadelphia, PA , US
34248 3.3 years ago Julie Austin Los Angeles, CA , US
34247 3.4 years ago Anonymous Cleveland, OH , US
34246 3.4 years ago Damien McLeod Key Largo, FL , US
34245 3.4 years ago Anonymous Cleveland, OH , US
34244 3.4 years ago E B S, WA , US
34243 3.4 years ago Frances Hoenigswald Philadelphia, PA , US
34242 3.4 years ago E B S, WA , US Those who would sacrifice liberty for a little temporary security deserve neither!
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