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US federal regulators are stepping up their investigation of the market dominance of five giant tech companies, demanding detailed information on their acquisitions back to 2010. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued orders to Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Google’s parent firm Alphabet.
Google researchers have uncovered security flaws in Apple’s Safari web browser, despite the affected tool being designed to protect user privacy.
The flaws were found in a feature known as Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP).
Apple and Facebook have been told current privacy practices are “untenable” by the US Federal Trade Commissioner during a debate on the issue. Speaking during a panel at CES in Las Vegas which featured executives from the two firms, they and the wider technology industry were urged to take more responsibility on the issue.
Leading smartphone screen manufacturer and iPhone supplier Japan Display (JDI) is reportedly in talks with Apple and Sharp for the sale of its primary smartphone factory in Hakusan City, western Japan.
The factory may sell for as much as $820 million USD, according to estimates from Nikkei. Japan Display said it was considering all options for the plant, which may include a sale to Apple or Sharp, or a bailout from an asset management company.
JDI also stated that it is currently running a comprehensive equipment and infrastructure assessment at the facility, in advance of a decision on the Hakusan plant’s future.
Politicians who backed Apple’s plan to build an €850m data centre in Athenry, Ireland have received letters threatening their families if the now abandoned facility does not progress by Christmas.
Speaking to the Irish Independent, Galway Council councillor Gabriel Connolly confirmed he, fellow councillor Shelly Herterich Quinn and other Irish MPs received a disturbing typewritten letter in the post, which reads:
“This is a message to you. The people of Athenry have waited long enough for Apple. They might have endless patience but I don’t.