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# Amazon Web Services by Amazon (amazonaws.com)
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> Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services that make up the on-demand computing platform offered by Amazon.com. – [Source](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Web_Services)
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## Why is it whitelisted?

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To not break the web. Many of the Amazon Web Services include [storage and content delivery networks](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Web_Services#Content_delivery).
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## Decentralised alternatives

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Amazon S3 is interoperable. The Amazon S3 API is implemented by competing providers, including several free and open implementations
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* [Skylable](http://www.skylable.com) (née LibreS3)
* [Minio](https://www.minio.io)
* [Riak CS](https://github.com/basho/riak_cs)
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## Block rule

Although the content itself is allowed to load, we block cookies to make sure that it does not track people.

```mson
- trigger:
	- url-filter: amazonaws.com
- action:
	- type: block-cookies
```

## Notes

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* According to [Amazon’s Data Privacy FAQ for Amazon Web Services](https://aws.amazon.com/compliance/data-privacy-faq/), they “do not access or use customer content for any purpose other than as legally required and for maintaining the AWS services and providing them to our customers and their end users.”