Big Tech Is the West’s Surprise Weapon in Competition With Russia, China

In February, Ukraine handed a legislation permitting personal cloud suppliers to host authorities information outdoors its borders, then struck contracts with Amazon Internet Providers, Microsoft Corp., Oracle Corp. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.

Days later Russia invaded, and a missile destroyed a knowledge middle in Kyiv the place info had been saved, mentioned Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s minister of digital transformation.  “All of the backups were already transported to other European countries and no damage was done,” he mentioned.