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Apple invests 1.7bn euros in centres

Apple is to invest 1.7bn euros (£1.25bn) developing data centres in the Republic of Ireland and Denmark. The centres will be located near Athenry in County Galway and Viborg, central Jutland. The County Galway centre will be built on land owned by the state forestry agency in the Republic of Ireland, Coillte. It will create work for up to 300 ...

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US and UK accused of hacking Sim card firm to steal codes

US and British intelligence agencies hacked into a major manufacturer of Sim cards in order to steal codes that facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a US news website says. The Intercept says the revelations came from US intelligence contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden. The Dutch company allegedly targeted – Gemalto – says it is taking the allegations “very seriously”. It operates ...

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DNA screening kit given the go-ahead by US regulator

A Californian start-up will be allowed to advertise a mail order DNA test that screens for a rare genetic condition, after a U-turn by the US regulator. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said the 23andMe product would “provide people with information about possible mutations in their genes that could be passed on to their children”. It had previously banned ...

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