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# online - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

The Explainer: Is the internet bad for our brains?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Is the internet bad for our brains?

Mar 16th 2022, 7:30 PM 2,913 Views 0 Comments

Listen here to find out from cyberpsychology researcher and lecturer Dr Nicola Fox Hamilton.

# online - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Police investigating racial abuse of Man United youngster Elanga
# Hate
From The42
# Hate

Police investigating racial abuse of Man United youngster Elanga

Feb 8th 2022, 6:27 PM 2,134 Views 0 Comments

The 19-year-old missed the decisive spot-kick as the Red Devils lost a shoot-out to Middlesbrough on Friday.

# online - Monday 11 October, 2021

'It's a very hostile, toxic place to come into' - Phil Jones explains why he left social media
# Offline
From The42
# Offline

'It's a very hostile, toxic place to come into' - Phil Jones explains why he left social media

Oct 11th 2021, 3:48 PM 5,724 Views 3 Comments

The Man United defender, who hasn’t played since January 2020, says young players need to be mentally strong to deal with online abuse.

# online - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

OnlyFans reverses plan to ban sexually explicit content
# Online
# Online

OnlyFans reverses plan to ban sexually explicit content

Aug 25th 2021, 3:11 PM 25,525 Views 15 Comments

The announcement last week about the policy change was met with widespread surprise.

# online - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content
# Safety
# Safety

New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content

May 5th 2021, 10:15 PM 11,473 Views 24 Comments

The deputy Data Protection Commissioner said the new media commission has to be able to regulate all types of harmful online content.

# online - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald says voters can 'of course' ask Sinn Féin what information the party holds on them
# Online Activity
# Online Activity

Mary Lou McDonald says voters can 'of course' ask Sinn Féin what information the party holds on them

Apr 22nd 2021, 12:28 PM 18,403 Views 92 Comments

McDonald was speaking about her party’s data collection practices amid questions from the Data Protection Commission.

# online - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Here are Taoiseach Micheál Martin's three-day virtual St Patrick's Day plans with the US
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Here are Taoiseach Micheál Martin's three-day virtual St Patrick's Day plans with the US

Mar 13th 2021, 12:58 PM 27,025 Views 69 Comments

The Taoiseach’s St Patrick’s Day programme will begin on Monday, 15 March.

# online - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey
# Internet
# Internet

Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey

Feb 9th 2021, 6:20 AM 7,578 Views 7 Comments

Charity CyberSafeKids found that 92% of children in this age group own their own smart device.

# online - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Sinn Féin says Leo Varadkar's claims about 'racist and homophobic' online supporters are 'without foundation'
# Public Discourse
# Public Discourse

Sinn Féin says Leo Varadkar's claims about 'racist and homophobic' online supporters are 'without foundation'

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 5:25 PM 42,588 Views 127 Comments

Louise O’Reilly says Varadkar is seeking to distract attention from government policy.

# online - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

McEntee wants image-based abuse to be illegal by the end of the year
# Consent
# Consent

McEntee wants image-based abuse to be illegal by the end of the year

Nov 24th 2020, 1:51 PM 14,756 Views 11 Comments

People could face up to seven years in prison if they publish intimate images without consent.

# online - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Eamon Ryan: Government will spend €1 million a day on walking and cycling
# Green Party
# Green Party

Eamon Ryan: Government will spend €1 million a day on walking and cycling

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:02 PM 54,598 Views 184 Comments

The Green Party leader was addressing his party’s national convention.

# online - Saturday 19 September, 2020

'These are communities which are extremely violently misogynistic': Investigating the world of incels, pick-up artists and men who hate women
# Misogyny
# Misogyny

'These are communities which are extremely violently misogynistic': Investigating the world of incels, pick-up artists and men who hate women

Sep 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 45,813 Views 74 Comments

We speak to the author Laura Bates about what she discovered in some of the dark – and not so dark – recesses of the internet.

# online - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Two thirds of children contacted by a stranger while gaming online, according to new survey
# Cybersafe Ireland
# Cybersafe Ireland

Two thirds of children contacted by a stranger while gaming online, according to new survey

Sep 10th 2020, 9:19 AM 13,441 Views 33 Comments

The survey was conducted by charity Cybersafe Ireland.

# online - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media
# Online
# Online

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Jul 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,152 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

# online - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content
# Social Media
# Social Media

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content

Jun 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 36,069 Views 48 Comments

Unilver, home to brands like Lipton tea, also said it would suspend ads on social media until the end of 2020.

# online - Monday 27 April, 2020

Storming, norming, performing - Lancaster keeps Leinster focused
# Lockdown
From The42
# Lockdown

Storming, norming, performing - Lancaster keeps Leinster focused

Apr 27th 2020, 9:30 PM 17,335 Views 13 Comments

The province’s senior coach hasn’t been wasting his time back home in Leeds.

# online - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams
# Banking
# Banking

Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams

Mar 31st 2020, 2:18 PM 20,336 Views 21 Comments

Figures from the BPFI show €12m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

# online - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights
# Too Good To Be True
# Too Good To Be True

Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights

Dec 19th 2019, 7:23 AM 18,256 Views 11 Comments

Consumers are advised not to use public Wi-Fi when buying things online, and to ensure ‘https’ is before the website address.

# online - Sunday 28 April, 2019

New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn

Apr 28th 2019, 6:32 AM 21,580 Views 14 Comments

Currently the national average waiting time for a driving test is eight weeks.

# online - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Primary school website taken over by hardcore porn after IT mixup
# Newry
# Newry

Primary school website taken over by hardcore porn after IT mixup

Mar 9th 2019, 6:15 AM 21,988 Views 12 Comments

When you clicked on the link, you were instead directed to a porn website with categories including ‘humiliation’ and ‘spandex’. The issue has since been resolved.

# online - Monday 4 March, 2019

New law to crack down on cyberbullying and material that promotes self-harm
# Online Safety Act
# Online Safety Act

New law to crack down on cyberbullying and material that promotes self-harm

Mar 4th 2019, 8:28 AM 7,407 Views 21 Comments

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is proposing the establishment of an Online Safety Commissioner.

# online - Sunday 10 February, 2019

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears
# Online
# Online

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears

Feb 10th 2019, 10:00 PM 32,855 Views 35 Comments

Future gambling legislation could include provisions on loot boxes in video games.

# online - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

80% of 8 to 10-year-olds own a device capable of accessing the internet, and 40% are talking to strangers online
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

80% of 8 to 10-year-olds own a device capable of accessing the internet, and 40% are talking to strangers online

Feb 5th 2019, 6:15 AM 28,446 Views 31 Comments

Today is Safer Internet Day, with organisations working to raise awareness around how people can be more safe online.

# online - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Woman fears for her safety due to online messages sent from male 'stalker', court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Woman fears for her safety due to online messages sent from male 'stalker', court hears

Jan 22nd 2019, 10:50 PM 20,873 Views 0 Comments

The woman claims the unwanted communications began almost a decade ago.

# online - Saturday 12 January, 2019

These are the most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2018
# Whatcha Reading?
# Whatcha Reading?

These are the most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2018

Jan 12th 2019, 10:00 PM 31,243 Views 15 Comments

Royals, football and films. Some things don’t change.

# online - Monday 31 December, 2018

Fulham vow to take 'strongest possible action' after Kamara suffers racist abuse
# Online Abuse
From The42
# Online Abuse

Fulham vow to take 'strongest possible action' after Kamara suffers racist abuse

Dec 31st 2018, 12:18 PM 6,592 Views 4 Comments

The club has spoken out after vile online abuse followed the striker’s penalty miss on Saturday.

# online - Thursday 29 November, 2018

The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged
# Dcu Report
# Dcu Report

The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged

Nov 29th 2018, 9:17 AM 10,597 Views 0 Comments

A DCU report said that there were two types of people who posted hate speech: those “versed” in it and those who just reproduce it.

# online - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Man charged over alleged 7-year online harassment campaign against number of women
# Courts
# Courts

Man charged over alleged 7-year online harassment campaign against number of women

Nov 28th 2018, 9:37 PM 18,186 Views 0 Comments

He was remanded for eight weeks from today while a book of evidence is prepared.

# online - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates
# Research
# Research

Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates

Aug 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,653 Views 10 Comments

The majority of people in the analysed dating networks contact other people who are 25% more desirable than themselves.

# online - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Teenager who named her brother's sex abuse victims online jailed
# Liverpool
# Liverpool

Teenager who named her brother's sex abuse victims online jailed

Jun 19th 2018, 11:05 AM 45,294 Views 16 Comments

Sophie Turner named the victims in the comments of a Liverpool Echo story.

# online - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Press Council attacks 'unaccountable' social media for 'giving space to conspiracy theorists'
# Keyboard Warriors
# Keyboard Warriors

Press Council attacks 'unaccountable' social media for 'giving space to conspiracy theorists'

May 24th 2018, 2:12 PM 9,155 Views 53 Comments

The Press Ombudsman also said it has increased aggressiveness in public discourse.

# online - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Yanny or Laurel? What do you hear in the internet's latest mind-melting debate
# Pitch Perfect
# Pitch Perfect

Yanny or Laurel? What do you hear in the internet's latest mind-melting debate

May 16th 2018, 8:48 AM 55,748 Views 36 Comments

It’s The Dress 2018.

# online - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Poll: Do you agree with someone sharing photos of their children online?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with someone sharing photos of their children online?

May 6th 2018, 11:03 AM 34,410 Views 78 Comments

For some, sharing photos of their children is the most natural thing imaginable. For others, it’s completely unfair to the child in question.

# online - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected

May 2nd 2018, 1:44 PM 12,407 Views 11 Comments

Children’s rights groups had strongly opposed the proposal.

Roisin Shortall: 'Harvesting the personal data of children for marketing purposes is repugnant'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Roisin Shortall: 'Harvesting the personal data of children for marketing purposes is repugnant'

May 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 10,126 Views 12 Comments

If it isn’t clearly prohibited there is no incentive for these companies to stop the practice, writes Roisin Shortall.

# online - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Why some fashion stores like Penneys and TK Maxx resist selling online
# Stick To The Knitting
# Stick To The Knitting

Why some fashion stores like Penneys and TK Maxx resist selling online

Apr 28th 2018, 6:30 PM 31,242 Views 14 Comments

Despite its popularity, e-commerce doesn’t always make business sense.

# online - Monday 23 April, 2018

Poll: Is online pornography a 'useful' way to learn about sex?
# Online
# Online

Poll: Is online pornography a 'useful' way to learn about sex?

Apr 23rd 2018, 8:53 AM 25,934 Views 102 Comments

A new survey suggests that around one in five young people feel that it is a useful way to find out about sex.

# online - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Does Facebook really not sell your data to advertisers?
# Third Parties
# Third Parties

Does Facebook really not sell your data to advertisers?

Apr 15th 2018, 3:30 PM 14,510 Views 32 Comments

We take a look.

# online - Friday 6 April, 2018

Woman fired for giving Trump the finger sues her former employer
# Viral
# Viral

Woman fired for giving Trump the finger sues her former employer

Apr 6th 2018, 8:25 AM 46,081 Views 98 Comments

Juli Briskman said the decision to terminate her was a violation of her right to free speech.

# online - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Spotify made its debut on Wall Street and rocketed to a $30bn valuation
# Streaming Cash
# Streaming Cash

Spotify made its debut on Wall Street and rocketed to a $30bn valuation

Apr 3rd 2018, 7:52 PM 15,502 Views 19 Comments

The company debut valuation was more than Twitter and Snapchat.

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