Among the questions Roth's research raises is, what role should Amazon and other public-cloud service providers play in preventing customers from using their services to commit crimes? Clearly, these services are being exploited to commit crimes. Yet is it reasonable to expect a provider to scrutinize and monitor all of its customers' activities in a Big Brother-like manner, in the name of preventing potential crimes from being committed. Few customers would likely accept that sort of invasiveness.
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