Opinion: America’s most secretive utility is Amazon Web Services

These cloud networks not only power the consumer indulgences that people whine about when there’s an outage, they also fuel core government and corporate work such as national security and blockbuster financial transactions. — Pixabay

Amazon.com Inc’s ubiquitous cloud-computing network, the spine for a lot of digital communications and transactions across the US., went dark for several hours on Tuesday.

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