Today in Cloud

I’m impressed with Wikileaks’ strategy of using Amazon Web Services to help fend off DDOS attacks against its Cablegate web site, but I do wonder about the legal aspect of it. Given the current nebulous state of Fourth Amendment protections to data stored in the cloud, it seems possible that the U.S. government could attempt legal action to some degree, or could obtain jurisdiction over Wikileaks should it decide there has been a violation. The cloud is great for some things, but is a crap shoot in other regards. Oh, and Red Hat bought Makara; my post pretty much sums up my thoughts on this, for now.