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US cops go all Minority Report: Google told to cough up info on anyone near a crime scene

Efforts to track down criminals in the US state of North Carolina have laid bare a dangerous gap in the law over the use of location data. Raleigh police went to court at least three times last year and got a warrant requiring Google to share the details of any users that were close to crime scenes during specific times and …
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Mar 2018
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Brave telco giants kill threat of decent internet service in rural North Carolina

A rural community in North Carolina says it will have to pull the plug on its broadband service over fears it will no longer be protected by the FCC. The city council in Wilson, North Carolina has voted to disconnect local broadband service in the nearby community of Pinetops following the 6th Circuit Court's ruling that the …
Shaun Nichols, 16 Sep 2016
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'Bring back xHamster', North Carolina smut watchers grumble

Famous grumble-flick site xHamster has stiffed stung North Carolina lawmakers over that state's anti-LGBT laws, shutting off their access to its various and extensive smorgasbord of smut. In a wrinkle on what's most usually demanded – age verification – xHamster will ask users with NC-located IP addresses whether or not they …
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PayPal freezes 400-job expansion in North Carolina over bonkers religious freedom law

PayPal has abandoned plans for a new global operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the US state passed a "religious freedom" act that allows discrimination against employees on the grounds of gender identity and sexuality. "The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are …
Iain Thomson, 5 Apr 2016
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Science sub spots lost Revolutionary-era SHIPWRECK

A submersible carrying out scientific research on the deep ocean bed off the Carolina coast has happened across an unexpected bonus: a Revolutionary-era shipwreck that nobody had known lay in the area. The wreck was sighted a week ago when researchers from Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Jul 2015
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Charlotte, NC thinks it has won the Google Fiber lottery

Officials in Charlotte, North Carolina believe they will be the next to enjoy Google Fiber. Multiple reports from local media show that city officials plan to meet with the Chocolate Factory later this week on what is expected to be an announcement that the Google broadband service is coming to Charlotte. The company has yet …
Shaun Nichols, 26 Jan 2015

Apple to beef up its North Carolina megadatacenter – again

Apple has filed plans in Catawba County, North Carolina – where its massive 500,000 square foot data center can be found in the town of Maiden – to add another "tactical data center" to the aforementioned huge installation. This report comes to us from The Hickory Daily Record of Hickory, North Carolina, a pleasant 15-minute …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Feb 2014
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Facebook beats the heat in North Carolina data center

The techies at Facebook may like to "move fast and break things" as company founder Mark Zuckerberg admonished them to do three years ago before the social media juggernaut went public, but the one thing they don't want to do is break a data center and all of the servers and storage running inside of it. But using outdoor air …
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Google data center spies on ITSELF: 'Like a boring version of Doom'

Google has drawn back the curtain on one of its US data center complexes, with a Street-View-style tour of its tentacle in Lenoir, North Carolina. One Reg reader described the whole experience as "like a boring version of Doom", and an initial shufti appeared to confirm this analysis: Google data center with empty chair and …
Lester Haines, 18 Oct 2012

Apple building 'tactical' data center with 'mantrap' doors

Apple has filed permit papers revealing that it plans to build a high-security "tactical" data center on the grounds of its humongous $1bn center in Maiden, North Carolina. Although dwarfed by the main Maiden data center's 500,000 square feet, the new 21,030 square foot building – budgeted for a mere $1,885,129, according to …
Rik Myslewski, 19 Jul 2012
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Apple plans big solar farm to clean dirty datacenter

Apple is planning to build a huge solar farm to augment the power supply of one of its dirtiest datacenter clusters. The company has asked permission to clear 171 acres of land for a solar energy harvesting operation at a new datacenter in Maiden, North Carolina – codenamed Project Dolphin. Apple’s existing datacenter …
Iain Thomson, 26 Oct 2011
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Amazon throws tax hissy-fit, dumps California affiliates

Amazon and Overstock have severed their agreements with affiliates based in California, in an overnight response to the imposition of a sales tax for online retailers of physical goods. Online retailers are exempt from sales taxes, but dead-broke California introduced such a law on Wednesday night. "We oppose this bill because …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Jun 2011
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Apple buys out $1bn data center squatters

Who says the US housing market is dead? One Northern Carolina couple just received $1.7m for their one-story home on less than a acre of land that they bought for $6,000. The buyer? Steve Jobs & Co. It seems that Donnie and Kathy Fulbright's home was on land that Apple needed for its $1bn data center, according to a report …
Rik Myslewski, 5 Oct 2010
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Dell cuts North-Carolina plant despite $280m sweetener

Dell has settled a long-running dispute over a $280m incentives package to open shop in North Carolina by shutting the facility and cutting 905 jobs to control costs. Dell announced Wednesday it will close its disputed desktop computer manufacturing plant near Winston-Salem, North Carolina, by the end of January. The news …
Austin Modine, 8 Oct 2009
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Satanic blob beast menaces North Carolina

Those of who who've just eaten or are generally of a nervous disposition are advised to look away now, because here is some sewercam footage captured under Raleigh, North Carolina, and which has been horrifying interweb citizens for the last couple of days: Quite disturbing, we're sure you'll agree. Mercifully, we can now …
Lester Haines, 2 Jul 2009
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Amazon affiliates nixed in two more states

Amazon.com is tearing out two more stars on the American flag to avoid collecting taxes. The online retailer has dumped marketing affiliates in Hawaii and Rhode Island in protest of the states passing laws that would force Amazon to collect sales taxes from locals. Amazon's affiliate program pays commissions to website owners …
Austin Modine, 1 Jul 2009

Amazon.com dumps North Carolina affiliates

Amazon.com was willing to blink for New York state's online taxing plan, but it's not putting up with North Carolina. The online retailer said it's dumping all its North Carolina-based business associates in anticipation of the state passing a law that forces it to collect sales tax on locals. Amazon emailed its North …
Austin Modine, 29 Jun 2009
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Dell heading to court over Tennessee factory?

Residents of Lebanon, Tennessee are apparently none too happy with PC and server maker Dell. According to the Austin American-Statesman, legal action may be imminent. The paper quotes city council member William Farmer, who says the city of Lebanon and the surrounding Wilson County are mulling over a lawsuit against Dell, …

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