The Register: Massive US military social media spying archive left wide open in AWS S3 buckets

I can’t even, y’all. From The Register: Massive US military social media spying archive left wide open in AWS S3 buckets . “Three misconfigured AWS S3 buckets have been discovered wide open on the public internet containing “dozens of terabytes” of social media posts and similar pages – all scraped from around the world by the US military to identify and profile persons of interest.”

CNBC: Google and Cisco team up in the cloud wars against Amazon

CNBC: Google and Cisco team up in the cloud wars against Amazon. “When Chuck Robbins was promoted to CEO of Cisco in 2015, the company’s technology was in danger of losing relevance. When Google named Diane Greene as head of its cloud division that same year, her unit was desperate to close the gap with Amazon Web Services. Two years later, Robbins and Greene are teaming up to develop and sell cloud technology and services in a whole new way and to take on AWS.”

CNBC: Amazon is planning to rival Google with a service that translates languages

CNBC: Amazon is planning to rival Google with a service that translates languages. “Amazon already has machine-translation technology that it uses across the company to do things like provide product information in multiple languages. Now, the company is preparing to make it available through Amazon Web Services, said a source familiar with the matter. Amazon could announce the service before its annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas in November.”

NextGov: White House Artifacts To Be Digitized Using Amazon Web Services

NextGov: White House Artifacts To Be Digitized Using Amazon Web Services. “A new mobile app will let users explore the White House from their phones, scanning each room for historical events taking place there. It’s part of the White House Historical Association’s effort to make presidential ephemera accessible to members of the public for free, especially if they aren’t in Washington or can’t physically enter the White House.”

The Next Web: Amazon Web Services users are carelessly leaking tons of sensitive data

The Next Web: Amazon Web Services users are carelessly leaking tons of sensitive data. “Personal credentials, proprietary source code, confidential employee contracts, even human genome sequences – these are just a few examples of sensitive data picked up by a security firm looking into a feature of Amazon’s Web Services.”

FMI: Finnish Meteorological Institute’s open data distributed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud platform

From the Finnish Meteorological Institute : Finnish Meteorological Institute’s open data distributed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud platform. “In the initial stage, an AWS cloud service, AWS S3, will provide access to the Hirlam weather forecasting model that covers the whole of Europe. The model is provided with the same content and in the same format as in the Finnish Meteorological Institute’s own open data service. The model’s forecast period is forty-eight hours, the timestep is one hour and the horizontal resolution is 7.5 kilometres. The model provides data both for the surface of the earth as well as for pressure levels in the upper atmosphere. The data is updated four times every twenty-four hours. Unlike the FMI’s open data service, the old model times will not be removed from Amazon’s service. AWS will thus also provide an archive of old model data covering the duration of the pilot.”