… the cloud isn’t an amorphous collection of billions of water droplets.

The cloud is actually a finite and knowable number of large companies with access to or control over large pieces of the Internet. It’s Level 3 for fiber optic cables, Amazon for servers, Akamai for CDN, Facebook for their ad network, Google for Android and the search engine. It’s more of an oligopoly than a cloud.

And, intentionally or otherwise, these products are now choke points for control, surveillance and regulation.
Jennifer Stisa Granick

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