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Tech - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Facebook launches voter information centre amid concern over Trump posts

The platform continues to face criticism for not removing or labelling posts by Trump that that spread misinformation.

Tech - Saturday 13 June, 2020

WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission Liftoff This post contains videos

WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission

A new batch of 58 Starlink internet satellites and three Earth-observation satellites were launched.

Tech - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

The new Munster Technological University will be established in 2021

The new technological university will be formed by Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee.

Tech - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Google and Apple launch contact-tracing platform that will be used in Irish app

The Google-Apple API will be used in the Irish contact tracing app,

Tech - Monday 18 May, 2020

Huawei says its survival is at stake after latest US restrictions

The Chinese company has hit out at the “pernicious” attack against it.

Tech - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Facebook says it's flagged 50 million misleading coronavirus posts since March

The number of Instagram posts related to suicide or self-harm Facebook took action against increased by 40%, it said.

Twitter says employees can work from home 'forever' if they wish WFH

Twitter says employees can work from home 'forever' if they wish

Twitter’s EMEA headquarters are in Dublin where the company employees about 200 people.

Tech - Sunday 10 May, 2020

HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month

The app will be opt-in and support, rather than replace, current contact tracing processes.

Tech - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Airbnb confirms almost 1,900 job losses - 25% of all staff

Several hundred people are employed by the company in Dublin.

Tech - Friday 24 April, 2020

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'

Varadkar said that the social media giants are “sort of free riders on costs incurred by other people”.

Tech - Sunday 19 April, 2020

Zoom tightens security as users flock to the platform amid coronavirus pandemic

The number of people taking part in Zoom meetings daily eclipsed 200 million in March

Tech - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Twitter to delete posts which promote fake Covid-19 treatments or deny expert advice

The site said tweets which place people at risk of contracting the illness would contravene its safety rules.

Tech - Monday 9 March, 2020

'Utter carnage' on financial markets continues as oil and coronavirus combine to deliver 'Black Monday' In The Red This post contains videos

'Utter carnage' on financial markets continues as oil and coronavirus combine to deliver 'Black Monday'

In early trading, more than £140 billion was wiped off FTSE 100 companies.

Tech - Friday 6 March, 2020

Star Wars and The Simpsons among the draws as Disney+ launches in Ireland for €6.99 per month

The streaming services launches on 24 March.

Tech - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns

The app was due to launch tomorrow, the day before Valentine’s Day.

Tech - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Instagram 'likes' and whether or not money makes people happy explored at Young Scientist Exhibition

Climate change is also examined by many of the projects at this year’s competition.

Tech - Friday 3 January, 2020

The government wants to make Dublin more like Boston, Barcelona and Paris

A new Trinity College campus site will serve as the centre of the ‘Grand Canal Innovation District’.

Tech - Sunday 15 December, 2019

RTÉ 'committed' to improving Player after complaints about 'frustrating' and 'unusable' service

Viewers had issues watching the Rugby World Cup and other programmes.

Tech - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Elon Musk wanted to call diver a 'creepy old man', not a paedophile, courts hears

Vernon Unsworth is suing the co-founder of Tesla for defamation after the billionaire said in a since-deleted tweeted that he was a “pedo”.

Google co-founders step down from parent firm Alphabet

Larry Page and Sergey Brin are handing the reins to current Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Tech - Monday 2 December, 2019

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie

The CCPC said the warning is especially noteworthy ahead of the Christmas period.

Tech - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Elon Musk's net worth falls by €700 million in one day after failed Cybertruck stunt

The vehicle’s “indestructible” windows were smashed at a launch during the week.

Tech - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Disney's new streaming service adds disclaimer to classic films about racist stereotypes

Disney Plus attracted 10 million subscribers in just one day.

Tech - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Facebook defends inclusion of 'alt-right platform' Breitbart News on new journalism feature

The company began rolling out its dedicated ‘news tab’ yesterday.

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.

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