Amazon Ramps Up Security to Head Off Project Nimbus Protests

Amazon appeared to have significantly heightened security for its New York Amazon Web Services Summit on Wednesday, two weeks after a number of activists disrupted the Washington, DC, AWS Summit in protest against Project Nimbus, Amazon and Google’s $1.2 billion cloud computing contract with the Israeli government. The clampdown in New York quelled several activists’ plans to interrupt the keynote speech from Matt Wood, the vice president for AI products at AWS.

Amazon allowed only approved individuals to attend the keynote speech. The activists, who had registered online to attend, all received emails ahead of the conference informing them that they would not be allowed into the keynote due to

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