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    Re: NSA Fallout - Canada selling itself as haven for US tech giants

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Data storage loves the cold
    Yes, and no. It loves the cold, but not the extreme dry air that goes along with it. You exchange cooling costs for humidification.
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    Re: NSA Fallout - Canada selling itself as haven for US tech giants

    As someone that has worked in IT for over 15 years, I think what people do not realize is that IT companies locate where they can attract the talent they need. Although I am sure Canada is a great place to live, you have to convince enough developers and administrators that it is. That is the challenge. Places like California and the Research Triangle in North Carolina are easy sells in that regard. Rightly or wrongly, when many people think of Canada they think of Siberian Winters.
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    Re: NSA Fallout - Canada selling itself as haven for US tech giants

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Data storage loves the cold
    Too bad that many software developers do not.
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    Re: NSA Fallout - Canada selling itself as haven for US tech giants

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I think it is possible. I was required by a customer to put a web server outside the US. They might have tolerated it in Canada, but they really wanted Germany, or at least in the EU. We compromised with the UK where at least they speak some kind of English.

    Of course, this is nothing that that the NSA would care about and if they did, they could probably figure out a way in wherever it was.
    Interesting, your client required you to do that specifically because of the NSA, or other reasons?

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    Re: NSA Fallout - Canada selling itself as haven for US tech giants

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Interesting, your client required you to do that specifically because of the NSA, or other reasons?
    Data Privacy law differences but referenced the NSA in a conversation.

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    Re: NSA Fallout - Canada selling itself as haven for US tech giants

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Data Privacy law differences but referenced the NSA in a conversation.
    I see, thanks.

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    Re: NSA Fallout - Canada selling itself as haven for US tech giants

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    The Heritage Foundation using several factors measures the economic freedom of countries every year. The United States which once was #1 has fallen drastically in the past few years to #10. Our friends to the North, Canada has moved into the #6 slot.

    Country Rankings: World & Global Economy Rankings on Economic Freedom

    The link will allow you to create a comparison chart between any two countries.
    I'll look at your link later but for now I'm not surprised. The US in no longer #1 in anything except military stuff and prisons. Then again, we have 310 million people, no control over legal residency, and entering a changing world where its hard to employ everyone. Add to that our divided nation, our propensity for creating thousands of new laws in every level of government and our increasing corruption level in the leadership, and we should be glad we're only #10.

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    Re: NSA Fallout - Canada selling itself as haven for US tech giants

    Hiding in Canada from the NSA is like hiding from an armed burglar by standing behind a window curtain.

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    Re: NSA Fallout - Canada selling itself as haven for US tech giants

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Hiding in Canada from the NSA is like hiding from an armed burglar by standing behind a window curtain.
    Probably true Gip. I'd still like to see what Canada's got to offer though.

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    Re: NSA Fallout - Canada selling itself as haven for US tech giants

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Probably true Gip. I'd still like to see what Canada's got to offer though.
    Mounties, eh.

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