Apple builds data center to obey Chinese cybersecurity rules (Engadget)

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Apple is building its first data center in China in a bid to speed up
services for local users and adhere to convoluted cybersecurity laws
introduced by the country last month. According to Chinese officials the
regulations, which state that all foreign firms must store their data in
China, are designed to counter the threat of cyberattacks.

While many overseas businesses claim the law is vague and burdensome,
Apple seems more than happy to continue courting its second-largest
market. The center, which will be built in the Southern province of
Guizhou, is part of a planned $1 billion investment in the province, and
comes less than a year after the tech giant announced plans to open a
research and development center in Shenzen. …