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The Canadian government is trying to profit from the National Security Agency spy scandal south of the border by luring frustrated American web titans such as Google and Facebook into storing sensitive banks of personal information outside the United States, the Toronto Star has learned.
The revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden last year have left the world’s leading technology companies desperate to bolster the confidence of web users whose emails, web searches and other sensitive information is mainly stored in warehouses of computers servers in the United States.
While Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and others have launched a pressure campaign to have Washington rein in the NSA, the electronic spy agency, Canada is hoping to profit from the discontent, said Robert Hart, founder and chief executive of the Canadian Cloud Council, an industry association representing data centre firms in this country….
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