Report: Amazon Is Building the CIA's New Cloud Computing System. News is breaking that the CIA has hired Amazon to build its new cloud computing system. I am trying to decide whether I have more or less confidence in my country's spy secrets being safe now. On the one hand, Amazon already knows too much about me. On the other hand, I want the CIA to know everything. We live in a dangerous world. I want my spy agency to have all the information in the world. Of course, once you have all that information, and you pay billions to analysts to organize and make sense of it, where do you keep it? On Amazon? Hmmm... I hope Amazon gives the CIA employees a discount on their Christmas shopping.