" Even if it’s rare or isolated, our tolerance for any such lack of empathy needs to be zero.”
Sounds like all that's happened is that Amazon has found a new firing offense.
I think it's obvious those particular messages shouldn't be an issue here. Last I checked ex post facto is still not allowed. My current understanding is that there have been messages found that were classified at the time that she transmitted them using her personal server. At the very least she deserves official censure for failing to follow appropriate State Department procedures. I think Treason is probably overstating the case as would be violations of the Patriot Act or Espionage Act, however the title 18 violation currently looks legit and that's pretty serious stuff.
It's also clear from this story that she's given thumb drives containing the emails in question, plus many other as-yet-unexamined ones, to people who don't have security clearances. That's the kind of thing that got David Petraeus convicted. And in his case, the documents were the lowest level of classification, CONFIDENTIAL, and not TOP SECRET.
Software should not be dictated from the "cloud". It needs to be users that are in control. Specifically I don't see a reason why we can't have the software and install it on our own servers if we wish to. So long as we have the option of our own servers I can then concede to using non personal cloud servers for processing speed.
Seems to me that's the the dev kit will get you. People will develop their own versions of the app to use a local or their own cloud database and let the user be dependent on the vendor.
... because, of course, a city writing a letter asking a company to do something is exactly the same as requiring it - at least in the eyes of certain slashdot political pundits. I expect this comment will be moderated down "troll" or "flamebait" by the same members of slashdot's conservative majority that will be up-moderating "insightful" the first nanny state comment.
So you're getting outraged by as-yet-unexpressed but anticipated outrage? How proleptic of you.
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