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Tech - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Twitter strips verified status from Richard Spencer and others after new rules against hate

The company has said that it should have acted earlier.

Tech - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Austrian man allowed to sue Facebook Ireland over using his personal data, court rules

The ECJ said Max Schrems cannot take a class action case on behalf of others, however.

Tech - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Sending nudes to Facebook? Platform trying new way to combat revenge porn

Facebook has teamed up with an Australian State agency to attempt a new of preventing images being shared online without consent.

Tech - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Twitter has officially doubled its character limit for all its users

An expanded character limit of 280 has been tested over the past month.

Tech - Friday 3 November, 2017

Tech - Sunday 29 October, 2017

The Dublin schoolboy who may have cracked the solution to flocks of birds crippling an airplane's engines

17-year-old Omar Salem has designed a device to protect a jet engine’s turbofans from being struck by foreign objects.

Tech - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children

Some smartphones and smartwatches could be sharing your child’s location with strangers.

Tech - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Facial recognition used to publicly shame jaywalkers and toilet paper thieves in China

Facial recognition is being used in a whole host of ways in China, and police say it is making the country safer.

Tech - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Yahoo had said 1 billion accounts were hacked. Now, it's saying 3 billion were

“Whether it’s 1 billion or 3 billion is largely immaterial. Assume it affects you,” said a security expert.

Tech - Friday 29 September, 2017

EU leaders are hoping for Brexit 'miracles' but Leo thinks there's a 'better vibe' around talks

But the Taoiseach could be heading for a clash with Emmanuel Macron on tax issues.

Tech - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

FactCheck: Will 180,000 homes and businesses begin 2020 without high-speed broadband?

Éamon Ó Cuív TD made the claim last week.

Twitter is doubling its character count in a bid to boost growth

The company, which has never turned a profit, is trying out 280-character tweets in a bid to increase its engagement with users.

Tech - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Rural broadband: Big blow for competition as ESB-Vodafone pull out of bid

A number of telecoms companies are bidding for a State contract to bring broadband to 542,000 customers.

Tech - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Controversy as Irish naval ship attends world's largest arms fair in London

The LÉ Samuel Beckett sailed from Cork to be at the event.

Why will the new iPhone cost more in Ireland than in the US?

There was quite a reaction to the new iPhone’s price tag of $999.

Tech - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'We didn't realise it would be this bad': Cork locals protest against Apple's building works

Noise, dust and the size of the building itself has locals worried about Apple’s latest development.

Tech - Monday 11 September, 2017

'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'

Some of your personal details may already be available for sale on the dark web awaiting a purchaser. The only certainty is that the next attack is coming – the only question is when, writes Ronan Murphy.

Tech - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Fake Russian Facebook accounts paid money to stir up race and LGBT issues during US election

Hundreds of accounts have been identified by the social network as taking out ads during the election.

Tech - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Humans of New York has launched its own series that streams for free on Facebook Going Viral This post contains videos

Humans of New York has launched its own series that streams for free on Facebook

The phenomenally successful Facebook page has over 18 million followers.

Tech - Monday 28 August, 2017

Want to set up a .ie website? You may not need a 'valid claim to the name' to get one anymore

Under new proposals, applicants will only have to prove a connection to Ireland to get a .ie domain name.

Tech - Friday 25 August, 2017

Poll: Would you feel safer with driverless cars on the road? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you feel safer with driverless cars on the road?

Automation is gathering pace.

Partially driverless trucks to be on UK roads by 2019 Automation This post contains videos

Partially driverless trucks to be on UK roads by 2019

The trucks travel in a convoy and are connected wirelessly.

Tech - Thursday 24 August, 2017

SpaceX has revealed its new spacesuit and it's like something from a Daft Punk video

The company hopes to start launching crewed flights from next year.

Tech - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Ireland's biggest newspaper group wants Google and Facebook to pay for news

Company chairman Leslie Buckley said traditional publishers should ‘demand payment’ from the online duopoly.

Tech - Monday 21 August, 2017

Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned

“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”

Tech - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Donald Trump's childhood home is up on Airbnb for €636-a-night

There’s a cardboard cutout of the US President in one of the rooms.

Tech - Friday 11 August, 2017

No, Mike Pence's website wasn't hacked - but an excellent fake had some people fooled

The New York Times reported last week that Pence is considering a 2020 run.

Google cancels meeting to discuss gender and diversity due to 'safety concerns'

Questions being posed internally by employees, along with some of their names, began appearing on outside websites.

Tech - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg wants people to watch tv on Facebook Watch Tab This post contains videos

Mark Zuckerberg wants people to watch tv on Facebook

Live sports, reality TV and comedy shows will all be available with the new Facebook feature.

Tech - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

They’ve threatened to upload entire series and sensitive proprietary files.

Google sacks worker who said women don't fill tech jobs due to 'biological issues' in internal memo

US media reports have said that the employee was removed from their position after violating the company code of conduct.

Tech - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

Tech - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now the world's richest person

The entrepreneur leapfrogged Microsoft’s Bill Gates, who’s been at the top spot for the past four years.

Offaly was once the centre of the world for stargazing - today it takes a giant leap back there

Ireland is to be part of a huge Europe-wide telescope.

There's now huge concern that planning delays will scupper Apple's €850m plans for Galway

The outcome of a judicial review of the plans has been put back until October.

Tech - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

MS Paint isn't being scrapped - but you will have to download it

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985.

Tech - Monday 24 July, 2017

Microsoft is getting rid of Paint after over three decades

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since 1985.

Meteor will be called Eir from September

There will be no change to contracts or mobile plans for customers.

Tech - Friday 21 July, 2017

'Just a taste of what is to come': Worldwide operation shuts down two huge 'dark web' markets

Underground websites AlphaBay and Hansa Market had tens of thousands of sellers.

Tech - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'Technology is the great equaliser' - how two apps for those with impaired sight are levelling the playing field

The two apps have been developed in conjunction with National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI).

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