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Dave314159ggggdffsdds Silver badge

"The service providers, of course, aren't simply going to eat the unnecessary costs. They'll pass them along to legitimate, paying customers, which means higher cloud computing prices all around, it's suggested."

This is nonsense. The charge is already whatever the market will bear. Prices are as high as they can be, so profits will suffer. Does anyone care if Amazon et al lose a few quid?

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