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Oracle’s Ellison plays down threat of NSA database snooping


By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Oracle CEO Larry Ellison played down concerns on Wednesday about possible government snooping in his business customers private data. At an industry conference in San Francisco, an audience member asked the Oracle cofounder what to tell potential Oracle cloud-computing clients who worry that the National Security Agency could access their information. To the best of our knowledge, an Oracle database hasnt been broken into for a couple of decades by anybody, Ellison replied. Oracle, and other major Silicon Valley companies are increasingly offering Internet-based business services, like human resources, accounting and sales management, in a trend known as cloud computing.

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