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Updated: 9:25 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 | Posted: 8:09 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

New Amazon terms of service cover zombie outbreak

Experts agree: When the zombies attack Atlanta, get out of town
A group of researchers at Cornell University developed a statistical model that simulates how the undead would spread across the country, were they to come after us.

By Laurel Lee

News965-Orlando

There will be a lot of things to think about should a zombie apocalypse ever occur: where you’ll take shelter, how to store food, what weapon you’ll choose for zombie bashing.

But what you won’t need to question is how Amazon intends its services to be used in such an emergency.

The company’s web services arm has just updated its terms of service with the release of its new Lumberyard Materials development tools.

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The tools allow developers to create games that will run on its AWS servers, but, as the terms clearly state, should never be used in real-life situations.

They include examples like drones, nuclear facilities or manned spacecraft or live military combat in “normal times.”

Amazon wanted to really cover one special topic, though - a zombie outbreak and took a whole paragraph to do just that.

The AWS terms state in clause 57.10: “This restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organised civilization.”

Good to know that the company thinks of everything, but frankly, if zombies take over, getting on the computer to create a simulator or game will be the last thing on anyone's mind.

Mobile users see tweet here.

 
 

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