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What happened to ‘a country worth defending’ Bezos? Amazon gets judge to block Pentagon’s cloud contract over bias lawsuit

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14.02.2020

“If big tech companies are going to turn their back on the Department of Defense, this country is in trouble,” Bezos argued in October 2018, before adding “This is a great country – it needs to be defended.”

It was a pointed rebuke to social justice-minded Google employees, who had just managed to cancel their company’s AI contract with the DOD. At the time, the planet’s wealthiest CEO was looking forward to building the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI). The contract seemed tailor-made for Amazon Web Services (AWS) – or so Oracle argued in a bias lawsuit challenging it.

Bezos did not fear the “woke” warriors; after all, he owned the Washington Post, the flagship newspaper of the anti-Trump #Resistance. For what was for him pocket change, the Post denounced the president daily, even as its owner stood to profit from his military spending spree.

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