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#Phone

# phone - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Google asks US for permission to reveal scale of data transfers

Google says it’s barred from revealing how many national security requests it follows, and wants to let people know.

# phone - Friday 7 June, 2013

Google, Facebook, Skype, YouTube also tapped by US government

The Director of National Intelligence has denounced the leaks of highly classified documents that revealed the programs.

# phone - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Top secret: US government continues with Bush-era phone monitoring

The National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of millions of US customers of Verizon under a top secret court order.

# phone - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge Judge slaps himself with fine after phone goes off in court Beep Beep

Judge slaps himself with fine after phone goes off in court

Raymond Voet said his new smartphone “started talking really loud”.

# phone - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Column: The 'Facebook phone' is here – what does that mean for consumers?

The Facebook HTC First is a fresh move by the social network giant in its quest to become a ‘mobile first’ company, writes Eoin Lynch.

# phone - Monday 1 April, 2013

Column: The 'Facebook phone' is here – what does that mean for consumers?

The Facebook HTC First is a fresh move by the social network giant in its quest to become a ‘mobile first’ company, writes Eoin Lynch.

# phone - Friday 22 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge Young boy calls police... to avoid being sent to bed Emergency

# phone - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Mobile users targeted by phone scam involving Lithuanian numbers

Last month customers on the 087 prefix were targeted by a Slovenian premium number scam.

# phone - Thursday 14 February, 2013

UPC says it now has over one million subscribers in Ireland UPC

UPC says it now has over one million subscribers in Ireland

The broadband, phone and TV provider had strong growth in 2012 with a nearly 50 per cent increase in phone customers.

# phone - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

ComReg warns businesses of increase in phone hacking

In one phone hacking case, a company had calls to the value of over €250,000 made through its phones.

# phone - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Gr8! :) Over 3 billion texts sent from July to September

Plus we made more mobile calls than fixed land line calls, and broadband subscriptions rose during the same period.

# phone - Friday 30 November, 2012

Syria cuts off internet and phone networks

Authorities say the interruption is “maintenance” – but activists are accusing the Syrian regime of preparing a massacre.

# phone - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

'Unsolicited' abortion-related calls being made to Irish phones

A number of people have reported receiving the automated call, which had abortion-related content.

# phone - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Student life: Phones under pillows, cereal and Usain Bolt

The latest CSO Census at School release gives an insight into life for thousands of Ireland’s secondary school students.

# phone - Saturday 13 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge 12 reasons why using your phone in the shower is ridiculous Life Advice This post contains images

# phone - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Poll: Should penalty points for drivers using mobile phones be doubled? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should penalty points for drivers using mobile phones be doubled?

An Oireachtas committee has recommended a penalty points reform so we ask: Should points for drivers using their phones be increased from two to four?

# phone - Monday 24 September, 2012

Video: Enda Kenny checks his phone during Pope Benedict speech Enda This post contains videos

Video: Enda Kenny checks his phone during Pope Benedict speech

Checking the Mayo team news? Updating his Facebook? Or taking a sneaky snap? Just what was Enda doing as he checked his phone a number of times during the audience with the Pope on Saturday?

# phone - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Calls to Senior Helpline increase by 50 per cent

Some older people told the helpline they are afraid to sleep at night because of being burgled.

# phone - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

iPhone 5's smaller dock connector renders accessories obsolete

While the new move may anger Apple users, accessory manufacturers are preparing for a sales boom after the phone’s release.

# phone - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Hacking scandal: Journalists come to defence of arrested Sun reporter

A Sun journalist was arrested in a dawn raid in London this morning.

# phone - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Useful Tech Advice of the Day from O2: Turn it off and turn it back on again Helpful

Useful Tech Advice of the Day from O2: Turn it off and turn it back on again

The phone company had some useful IT Crowd-esque advice for its customers today.

# phone - Friday 4 May, 2012

TD calls for ban on late-night ‘sex line’ ads

A Dáil deputy has asked that ‘sex lines’ be banned after becoming concerned about their intent. He has asked if the Government could draft legislation to help in their regulation.

# phone - Monday 5 December, 2011

Search continues for missing Cork teenager

THe father of missing teen Caolan Mulrooney from Cork has spoken about the latest news in the search for the 19-year-old.

# phone - Friday 14 October, 2011

BlackBerry users consider switching brands

The smartphone company experienced a number of outages this week, which frustrated many customers. Now a survey says some have already bought new phones – and others are thinking of moving from BlackBerry.

# phone - Monday 4 July, 2011

Data watchdog received 25 election-related complaints

Over two dozen members of the public have made official complaints after politicians tried to access their personal information.

# phone - Monday 27 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Hangover cure, games room and a date zone: Irish people and their bathrooms That's Gas!

Hangover cure, games room and a date zone: Irish people and their bathrooms

Next time you’re on the phone to someone, they could be calling you from very near a toilet….

# phone - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

DO YOU KNOW what your iPhones been up to?

Tech site Gizmodo is reporting that Apple iPhones are vulnerable to an attack that may give hackers complete control of your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The hack is said to affect the iPad and all devices running the iOS 3.1.2 and higher.

The Press Association is reporting an official security warning  from a German government agency who say the system has”two critical weak points for which no patch exists”

Hackers can gain control of your phone when you click on PDF links in your browser. A font within the PDF causes stack overflow, a technical condition that allows the secret ninja code inside the font to gain complete control of your device. The hack is similar to the hack used to jailbreak an iPhone.

If this is successful, the hacker will have complete access to your phone allowing them to delete files, transmit files, install programs and monitor your actions. A similar problem occurred with TIFF files when the iPhone launched but the bug was later fixed. Up to 100m devices could be affected.

Gizmodo says the safest way to avoid the hack is by not downloading PDF files from untrusted sources.

Only a few months ago Apple suffered a security breach with the iPad and an antenna problem with the iPhone 4, while there are also problems with the iPad overheating.