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The CIA has maintained its influence over Cloudant by upping its investment in the database-as-a-service firm. The $12m funding round sees Cloudant's existing investors In-Q-Tel*, Avalon Ventures, and Samsung Venture Investment Corporation up their shares in the company, and new investors Fidelity Investments, Rackspace Hosting …

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Anonymous Coward

In-Q-Tel - what a strange name

Is their slogan "Putting the delay into intelligence gathering"?

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Black Helicopters

Other reasons to grab tham

"it implies that the company being invested in has some tech the alphabet agencies would like to use, clone, or keep an eye on."

Or it has customers whose private information the agencies would like to siphon off.

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Black Helicopters

Cloudant...

We're really the CIA!!

(At least their not the NSA)

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Anonymous Coward

But what possible reason

would the CIA have for encouraging the adoption of less secure data stores?

Wait, what is the reg board running on? Oh sh....

#reynoldswrap

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