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Tech - Friday 5 August, 2022

Elon Musk accuses Twitter of fraud in countersuit over abandoned $44 billion takeover
# Elon Musk
# Elon Musk

Elon Musk accuses Twitter of fraud in countersuit over abandoned $44 billion takeover

Aug 5th 2022, 7:00 PM 11,634 Views 4 Comments

In its own filing, Twitter rejected the billionaire’s argument, calling it “as implausible and contrary to fact as it sounds.”

Tech - Sunday 31 July, 2022

Ex IBM manager: Pay, political neglect and public indifference all to blame for cyber failings
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Ex IBM manager: Pay, political neglect and public indifference all to blame for cyber failings

Jul 31st 2022, 9:00 AM 15,452 Views 4 Comments

Paul Farrell retired as IBM Ireland’s General Manager last year but also was an officer in the Irish Defence Forces

Tech - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Amazon’s Alexa could mimic the voices of dead relatives
# Alexa
# Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa could mimic the voices of dead relatives

Jun 23rd 2022, 6:33 PM 18,008 Views 22 Comments

The capability was unveiled at Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas.

Tech - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Elon Musk's €41 billion bid to buy Twitter gets unanimous approval from shareholders
# World's Richest Man
# World's Richest Man

Elon Musk's €41 billion bid to buy Twitter gets unanimous approval from shareholders

Jun 21st 2022, 3:55 PM 11,242 Views 18 Comments

The Tesla chief executive bought 9.2% of the social media company in early April.

Tech - Friday 17 June, 2022

Elon Musk addresses Twitter staff, targets 1 billion users and a website 'you can't live without'
# Takeover
# Takeover

Elon Musk addresses Twitter staff, targets 1 billion users and a website 'you can't live without'

Jun 17th 2022, 8:57 AM 20,753 Views 21 Comments

According to multiple reports, Musk also addressed possible layoffs at the company

Tech - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Parents of Irish teenage Instagram users can now supervise their child's account
# Watchful Eye
# Watchful Eye

Parents of Irish teenage Instagram users can now supervise their child's account

Jun 14th 2022, 11:30 AM 8,876 Views 2 Comments

Parents can now send invitations to their teens to initiate supervision tools.

Tech - Sunday 12 June, 2022

Facebook's parent company to launch 'metaverse academy' in France
# Meta
# Meta

Facebook's parent company to launch 'metaverse academy' in France

Jun 12th 2022, 1:00 PM 10,058 Views 3 Comments

The school’s goal in its first year will be to train for free around 100 students as specialist immersive technology developers and support and assistance technicians.

Tech - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Nasa to launch three rockets from private Australian space port
# Space
# Space

Nasa to launch three rockets from private Australian space port

Jun 8th 2022, 9:50 AM 10,548 Views 14 Comments

Three rockets will be launched from the Arnhem Space Centre on Indigenous-owned land near the mining town of Nhulunbuy.

Tech - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Musk accuses Twitter of withholding data and threatens to withdraw bid
# Social Buy Up
# Social Buy Up

Musk accuses Twitter of withholding data and threatens to withdraw bid

Jun 7th 2022, 2:04 PM 9,813 Views 14 Comments

The mercurial Musk agreed a deal in late April to purchase Twitter.

Tech - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts
# Twitter
# Twitter

Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts

Updated May 17th 2022, 9:40 AM 24,803 Views 19 Comments

Musk yesterday responded with a poo emoji after the Twitter CEO defended the social media platform’s handling of bots.

Tech - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

EU Commission plans to force web firms to combat child sex abuse images
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU Commission plans to force web firms to combat child sex abuse images

May 11th 2022, 1:15 PM 3,550 Views 4 Comments

The plan calls for a European centre to combat child sexual abuse, based in The Hague and working with police agency Europol.

Elon Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Donald Trump
# Twitter
# Twitter

Elon Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Donald Trump

May 11th 2022, 7:06 AM 15,043 Views 35 Comments

Trump has stated publicly that he would not come back to Twitter if permitted.

Tech - Monday 2 May, 2022

EU accuses Apple of restricting competition by limiting access to contactless payment technology
# Antitrust Case
# Antitrust Case

EU accuses Apple of restricting competition by limiting access to contactless payment technology

May 2nd 2022, 3:25 PM 14,776 Views 16 Comments

The European Commission has been investigating the technology company since 2020.

Tech - Monday 25 April, 2022

Twitter confirms sale of company to Elon Musk for $44 billion
# Silly Money
# Silly Money

Twitter confirms sale of company to Elon Musk for $44 billion

Updated Apr 25th 2022, 8:44 PM 74,009 Views 82 Comments

Tesla CEO Musk said on Thursday he had secured funding to finance the purchase.

Tech - Friday 22 April, 2022

Twitter bans ads that defy climate change science
# Earth Day
# Earth Day

Twitter bans ads that defy climate change science

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:55 PM 11,012 Views 40 Comments

“Now more than ever, meaningful climate action, from all of us, is critical,” Twitter global sustainability manager Casey Junod said.

Tech - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

Netflix shares plunge as subscribers drop for first time in a decade
# Are You Still Watching
# Are You Still Watching

Netflix shares plunge as subscribers drop for first time in a decade

Apr 19th 2022, 10:50 PM 37,310 Views 61 Comments

The company blamed the quarter-over-quarter erosion to suspension of its service in Russia due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Tech - Saturday 16 April, 2022

Over two-thirds say they have seen their friends or family share misinformation online
# Online Misinformation
# Online Misinformation

Over two-thirds say they have seen their friends or family share misinformation online

Apr 16th 2022, 9:30 AM 12,548 Views 49 Comments

Polling conducted by Ireland Thinks indicates that most Irish people are being exposed to misinformation by friends and family

Tech - Friday 15 April, 2022

Lawsuit accuses Elon Musk of breaking law while buying Twitter stock
# New York
# New York

Lawsuit accuses Elon Musk of breaking law while buying Twitter stock

Apr 15th 2022, 11:06 AM 24,560 Views 5 Comments

The complainant has accused Musk of violating a regulatory deadline to reveal he had accumulated a stake of at least 5%.

Tech - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Facebook gave user information to hackers who posed as law enforcement
# Imposters
# Imposters

Facebook gave user information to hackers who posed as law enforcement

Mar 31st 2022, 8:45 AM 13,847 Views 5 Comments

The hackers falsified “emergency data requests” to obtain the information.

Tech - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Facebook's Meta funded attack campaign against TikTok, report says
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Facebook's Meta funded attack campaign against TikTok, report says

Mar 30th 2022, 7:31 PM 10,754 Views 4 Comments

The campaign reportedly includes placing letters in major US news outlets and promoting negative stories about TikTok.

Dyson to release headphones with purifying visor to protect from air and noise pollution
# Airhead
# Airhead

Dyson to release headphones with purifying visor to protect from air and noise pollution

Mar 30th 2022, 1:20 PM 35,800 Views 49 Comments

Some social media users questioned whether the annoucement was legitimate or an early April Fools’ joke.

Tech - Monday 21 March, 2022

Russian court bans Facebook and Instagram as 'extremist'
# Meta Sanctions
# Meta Sanctions

Russian court bans Facebook and Instagram as 'extremist'

Mar 21st 2022, 4:42 PM 13,700 Views 17 Comments

The court ruled that WhatsApp would not be prohibited because it is not used to post public statements.

Tech - Monday 7 March, 2022

Tougher rules for online card payments could affect customer subscriptions going through
# Anti-Fraud
# Anti-Fraud

Tougher rules for online card payments could affect customer subscriptions going through

Mar 7th 2022, 6:37 AM 41,392 Views 11 Comments

Higher security standards will come into effect for certain card payments from tomorrow.

Tech - Sunday 6 March, 2022

Privacy, decentralisation and regulation - what we can expect to change on the internet?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Privacy, decentralisation and regulation - what we can expect to change on the internet?

Mar 6th 2022, 6:00 PM 9,798 Views 3 Comments

We’ve spent the last few weeks attempting to answer if Ireland and Europe are ready for the new digital age.

Tech - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Do you really understand what NFTs and the blockchain are? Here's an A-Z of tech terms
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Do you really understand what NFTs and the blockchain are? Here's an A-Z of tech terms

Mar 2nd 2022, 7:00 PM 16,203 Views 5 Comments

Let us help.

Tech - Sunday 27 February, 2022

SWIFT exclusion the most 'disruptive sanction' against Russia
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

SWIFT exclusion the most 'disruptive sanction' against Russia

Feb 27th 2022, 12:21 PM 36,245 Views 23 Comments

Swift is a discreet but important cog in the machinery of international finance.

Tech - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Facebook whistleblower tells TDs that harm from metaverse 'could be worse'
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Facebook whistleblower tells TDs that harm from metaverse 'could be worse'

Feb 23rd 2022, 4:42 PM 21,954 Views 14 Comments

Facebook employee-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen has made a number of blistering claims about the social network.

Tech - Monday 21 February, 2022

Is the metaverse the internet of the future? Or 'an old idea that's never worked'?
# Good Information
# Good Information

Is the metaverse the internet of the future? Or 'an old idea that's never worked'?

Feb 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 18,730 Views 24 Comments

“The world will see the metaverse for what it is: mostly lame,” says one critic.

Tech - Saturday 12 February, 2022

NFTs remain a mystery to most Irish people but a quarter would consider buying one
# Non-fungible Tokens
# Non-fungible Tokens

NFTs remain a mystery to most Irish people but a quarter would consider buying one

Feb 12th 2022, 9:00 AM 20,595 Views 49 Comments

Polling by Red C on behalf of The Journal has found the digital assets are a long way from being mainstream.

Tech - Friday 11 February, 2022

Wordle moved to New York Times website and winning streaks reset
# Gaming
# Gaming

Wordle moved to New York Times website and winning streaks reset

Feb 11th 2022, 8:03 AM 16,489 Views 10 Comments

Users who navigate to the game’s original home – powerlanguage.co.uk – are now redirected to the NYT website.

Tech - Monday 7 February, 2022

A pivotal moment: The internet is in a state of uncertainty right now - what happens next?
# The New Digital Age
# The New Digital Age

A pivotal moment: The internet is in a state of uncertainty right now - what happens next?

Feb 7th 2022, 8:00 AM 11,256 Views 7 Comments

Things are changing, and fast. Are Ireland and the EU ready? The Good Information Project is looking into this new digital age.

Tech - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Revolut takes 'first steps' toward offering loans and bank accounts to Irish users
# Digital Banking
# Digital Banking

Revolut takes 'first steps' toward offering loans and bank accounts to Irish users

Feb 1st 2022, 1:28 PM 36,792 Views 33 Comments

The digital challenger bank is increasing its offering to Irish customers as Ulster Bank and KBC Bank move to exit the market.

Tech - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

‘Trove of racial hatred’ exposed by investigation into online platforms
# Research
# Research

‘Trove of racial hatred’ exposed by investigation into online platforms

Jan 12th 2022, 9:05 AM 13,710 Views 18 Comments

The director of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right said its findings “makes it seem that platforms just don’t care enough” to address online abuse.

Judge asked to delay Theranos founder sentencing to September
# Elizabeth Holmes
# Elizabeth Holmes

Judge asked to delay Theranos founder sentencing to September

Jan 12th 2022, 8:14 AM 20,099 Views 7 Comments

Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty of defrauding investors in her blood-testing startup last week.

Tech - Thursday 16 December, 2021

Meta targets 'cyber mercenaries' using Facebook to spy
# Banned
# Banned

Meta targets 'cyber mercenaries' using Facebook to spy

Dec 16th 2021, 11:00 PM 13,650 Views 5 Comments

The company began alerting some 50,000 people likely targeted by the firms accused of spying on activists, dissidents and journalists.

Tech - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Amazon server outage hits thousands of Disney+ and Netflix customers
# Frozen Out
# Frozen Out

Amazon server outage hits thousands of Disney+ and Netflix customers

Dec 8th 2021, 7:42 AM 27,941 Views 6 Comments

The e-commerce giant said it has “identified the root cause and are actively working towards recovery.”

Tech - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Watchdog orders shop to refund customers who never received PS5 consoles bought last year
# Innovate
# Innovate

Watchdog orders shop to refund customers who never received PS5 consoles bought last year

Nov 10th 2021, 12:39 PM 36,736 Views 0 Comments

The consoles were bought as gifts for Christmas 2020 but never received.

Tech - Monday 8 November, 2021

WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court
# Court
# Court

WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court

Nov 8th 2021, 4:59 PM 11,315 Views 0 Comments

WhatsApp claims the fine constitutes the imposition of a criminal sanction

Tech - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears
# Meta
# Meta

Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears

Nov 2nd 2021, 10:30 PM 12,401 Views 13 Comments

The announcement came as the tech giant battles one of its worst crises ever.

Tech - Monday 25 October, 2021

Facebook whistleblower says social network makes hate ‘unquestionably worse’
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Facebook whistleblower says social network makes hate ‘unquestionably worse’

Oct 25th 2021, 5:00 PM 18,129 Views 20 Comments

Frances Haugen told UK MPs there was a ‘weak spot’ within the tech giant on who you could turn to for escalating concerns.

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