News in Short: Craigslist won't resurrect adult services; Google mega data centre coming to Finland

by Knowlton Thomas


Craigslist won't resurrect adult services

Critics say the popular online classifieds site Craigslist is facilitating child prostitution and other illegal adult services. Responding to this, Craigslist removed its adult services category temporarily. Temporarily soon turned to indefinitely, which has now turned to permanently—following growing legal issues, the site's CEO has declared it will not reopen its adult services section.

Google mega data centre coming to Finland

Last year, Google bought an old paper mill and is currently in the process of converting it into a massive data centre. Google bought the mill for nearly well over $50 million (Canadian) and by the time its done rebuilding, this data centre will cost nearly $275 million, excluding the actual servers. Upward of 300 people at a time will be constructing the centre, which will be cooled completely by sea water, and partially powered by wind.

The centre goes live next Spring.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world's... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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