Advertisement
This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 17 October, 2019

Tech - Yesterday’s News

SPONSORED

Tech - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Tech - Friday 4 October, 2019

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

Tech - Friday 6 September, 2019

Two complaints against online bank upheld over offensive use of word 'bulls**t' in ad campaign

Complainants considered references to the word to be offensive and unnecessary.

Tech - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps

The tool was first announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year.

Tech - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Google unsure when updated statistics on 'delist' requests from State bodies will be published

Requests to remove content from search results can be made under ‘right to be forgotten’ regulations.

Tech - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Instagram rolls out test hiding likes on posts for Irish users from today

Instagram said it wants to see if the change will help users to focus less on likes and more on telling their stories.

Tech - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings

It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.

Tech - Sunday 7 July, 2019

E-scooters are flooding city streets worldwide, so just how green are they?

THe scooters can be driven door to door and avoid the need for parking spaces.

Tech - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

If your WhatsApp and Facebook aren't working, you're not alone

An outage affecting images and other files has been felt since about 1pm.

Tech - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Tech - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

This deepfake video of a megalomaniac 'Mark Zuckerberg' is testing Facebook Spectre This post contains videos

This deepfake video of a megalomaniac 'Mark Zuckerberg' is testing Facebook

The AI-generated video is part of a project looking at the power of social media.

Tech - Monday 3 June, 2019

Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

Tech - Friday 31 May, 2019

Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in EU-US data transfer case

The decision comes after the High Court referred a number of questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Tech - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online?

The social media giant has been criticised after altered footage of Pelosi was posted online this week.

Tech - Monday 20 May, 2019

Have a Huawei phone? Here's how Google's new Android measures may affect you

The news from Google comes as a blow to the Chinese smartphone maker.

Google to cut ties with Huawei as it's set to restrict access to Android

Google said it was complying with a US government order.

Tech - Friday 17 May, 2019

Online celebrity Grumpy Cat dies aged 7

The cat made her owner Tabatha Bundesen of Arizona, a wealthy woman

Tech - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Russian TV kids talent show cancels result after bots taint vote Voice Kids This post contains videos

Russian TV kids talent show cancels result after bots taint vote

Mikella Abramova is the daughter of a former Eurovision contestant and a wealthy businessman.

Tech - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know

The company has officially notified the Data Protection Commission about the breach.

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls

The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform.

Tech - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Love at first like: Facebook to add 'secret crush' feature as part of revamp of social network

The company is planning an overhaul of its app and website.

Tech - Friday 26 April, 2019

Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog

The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.

Tech - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Samsung delays launch of folding smartphone amid reports that its screen keeps breaking

The €1,760 smartphone was due to launch this week.

Tech - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Tech - Friday 12 April, 2019

Opinion: My name is Gearóidín and I want the Irish State to give me back my fadas

‘According to the HSE, the internal systems in place cannot deal with fadas. But why? Fadas are not exactly a new invention,’ writes Gearóidín McEvoy.

Tech - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Tech companies face fines and jail time if they fail to remove violent content under new Australia law

It comes in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand on 15 March.

Tech - Thursday 28 March, 2019

British authorities join US in raising suspicion about Chinese tech firm Huawei

Its tech could pose “new risks” for the UK’s telecommunications, a new report has stated.

Tech - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords

It said the passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers.

Tech - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals

The fine brings Google’s total tab with the European Union to €8.2 billion in less than two years.

Tech - Sunday 3 March, 2019

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

The announcement was met with applause at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Tech - Saturday 2 March, 2019

A rocket that will bring US astronauts back to space has blasted off with a dummy named 'Ripley' Capsule This post contains videos

A rocket that will bring US astronauts back to space has blasted off with a dummy named 'Ripley'

The launch is a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil.

Tech - Monday 18 February, 2019

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies

A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.

Tech - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Goodbye woofs and meows, hello doggie translators: Here's the future of being a great pet owner

Could tech help you converse with your pet? Hear more in our new podcast.

Tech - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Dublin office block The Reflector goes on sale for €155m

Savills says the building has “impressive water frontage”.

Tech - Sunday 10 February, 2019

New fabric automatically cools or insulates based on its environment

Before people realise they’re getting hot, the garment could already be cooling them down.

Tech - Friday 8 February, 2019

'We will not allow any graphic images of self-harm, such as cutting on Instagram'

The CEO of the company says it needs to do more.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos publishes threats from National Enquirer about sexts to his mistress

The tabloid previously reported on Bezos’ affair, leading to his divorce.

Tech - Friday 1 February, 2019

Apple fixes bug that allowed FaceTime users to listen to a person before they answer call

In some cases, users could also watch a person before they answered the FaceTime call.

Tech - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call Apple This post contains videos

US charges Huawei in technology theft and sanctions violations, angering China

China has claimed there are “strong political manipulations” behind the case.

1 2 3 4 5