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Disk boxes, security tools, etc: What Amazon announced at its AWS shindig on Wednesday

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All your data are belong to US ... & the TLA's

"Snowball is a physical box (pictured above) you can order from Amazon that can hold up to 50TB of data encrypted using AES-256. When you get it, you copy your data to the appliance via Ethernet, and ship the box back to an AWS data center, where the data is transferred into your AWS account, and the appliance wiped. The encryption is in place just in case the box is nicked during transit; the decryption key is uploaded separately."

About as sensible as Online Gambling

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