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Google investing extra $1 billion in data centre at Council Bluffs, Iowa

Google is planning to invest an extra $1 billion (£666 million) in its high tech data centre in Council Bluffs, Iowa, bringing its total investment in the project to $2.5 billion – the largest economic development initiative in the state. The new investment came to light in the schedule for the Iowa Economic Development Authority… Read More

Facebook stole British data centre design, lawsuit claims

A British company specialising in the design of data centres filed a lawsuit against Facebook last month, claiming that the social media giant stole its designs for a more efficient data centre, and that the substantial value of the work ended up in Facebook’s Luleå Data Center in Sweden. The extensively redacted suit was filed… Read More

Facebook completes first solar-powered drone flight in the UK

Social networking giant Facebook has been busy testing its solar-powered drones in UK skies, CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed yesterday in an official blog post. The drones use lasers to fire out beams of internet access to the ground, in a bid to provide connectivity to rural and other isolated locations. “As part of our Internet.org… Read More

Facebook users at risk from malicious face-ageing app

A malicious Facebook app, purporting to show users what they will look like in 20 years, has been uncovered which solicited usernames and passwords to hijack accounts and spread spam. The app, which pops up on newsfeeds, walls and in advertising spots, takes the oblivious user to a fake Facebook phishing site (http://appnew2015 .cf/) designed to harvest… Read More

Facebook uses ‘anime’ BitTorrent tracker code to update its network

Facebook is using a BitTorrent tracker originally designed for the sharing of anime characters in order to deploy updates to its tremendously busy servers, TorrentFreak notes today. Talking to the developers of Chihaya, the site reports that the tool, named after a schoolgirl anime character from a manga series called Chihayafuru, is used by the… Read More