Why is GAG transferring data from "Cloudfront. net"?

Whenever I refresh the current GAG page I'm looking at, or move to another, GAG is transferring data from Cloudfront. net. In most cases, this is a legitimate service, but can be used to transfer MALWARE!

Why is this happening?

I know what it is. What's it got to do with GAG? What has Amazon got to do with GAG? It's only just started happening!


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  • Amazon Cloudfront is a cloud based Content Delivery Web Service by Amazon Web Services. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services like S3, EC2 etc to give developers and businesses an easy way to distribute content to end users with low cost, low latency, high data transfer speeds, and no commitments. It is a pay-as-you-go service. Payment of Amazon CloudFront is based on amount of data transfer and requests like http, https etc not based on per hourly as many other Amazon Web Services. AWS also provides free tier to their customers receive 50 GB Data Transfer Out and 2,000,000 HTTP and HTTPS Requests each month for one year.

    • I am replying to the update...

      Cloudfront is sort of a middleman...
      Think of it like this...
      G@G wants to run this site and "generate content"; all the webpage crap that you see.
      However, G@G doesn't want to deal with the bullshit like owning servers and paying all the different ISPs over the world. So, instead, G@G pays Amazon Cloudfront and Cloudfront deals with all of the non-content generation crap. Furthermore, since Amazon is all over Earth, the G@G user in Turkey gets his/her content from some Amazon server likely in Turkey or somewhere in the Middle East. If you are in North America, you are likely getting your G@G content from am Amazon server in North America. The servers talk to each other to synchronize, but you see a benefit because you are getting your G@G content from the closest server to you instead of one in a different hemisphere.


    • Amazon Cloudfront is a "Content Delivery Network" which is that middle man I described above. Here is how Wikipedia describes a CDN...

      "Content providers such as media companies", like G@G, "and e-commerce vendors pay CDN operators to deliver their content to their end-users. In turn, a CDN pays ISPs, carriers, and network operators for hosting its servers in their data centers."

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  • https://aws.amazon.com/cloudfront/
    Amazon CloudFront is a global content delivery network (CDN) service that accelerates delivery of your websites, APIs, video content or other web assets. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services products to give developers and businesses an easy way to accelerate content to end users with no minimum usage commitments.

  • because websites use cloud service

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