Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
It's more than a bit worrisome not just for Amazon Web Services, but other Cloud ISPs as well as their customers who need to come to terms with the legality of what the disclosure of the NSA PRISM surveillance program means in pure risk management terms.
"What are the chances of an unforeseen issue causing extended interruption of service to my Cloud ISP infrastructure (vis a vis MegaUpload search and seizure), where I am potentially one of thousands upon thousands of tenants?"
"Is the threshold of risk acceptable given that currently the Patriot Act and National Security Letter allow intrusion and interruption of service at any time and without my being able to prevent it from happening?"