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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.
Releasing its latest financial results, the tech giant said revenue for the last three months was 64 billion dollars (£49.6 billion). That was despite revenue from iPhone sales – still the company’s biggest selling product – falling by more than three billion dollars on this time last year.
The seemingly never ending saga of Apple’s proposed €850m data centre in Athenry appears to have finally reached its conclusion.
According to a report in The Times, the 500-acre site is being advertised for sale in the US and Ireland as a “ready-to-go data centre development site” named Data Hub West. The sales brochures advertising the plot do not disclose an asking price or Apple as the site’s owners.
Apple became the latest company targeted for Chinese pressure over protests in Hong Kong after the ruling Communist Party’s main newspaper criticised the tech giant for a smartphone app that allows activists to report police movements.
Interactions with Siri are analysed as part of quality control Contractors working for Apple hear a small portion of recordings from voice assistant Siri, the company has confirmed. The technology giant said part of its quality control involved maintaining and improving the virtual assistant. According to a report by the Guardian, contractors employed by Apple… Read More