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# Tech

This month
April 2024
TikTok to cut over 250 jobs today, with some staff criticising ‘insensitive’ handling of layoffs
TikTok says the move is part of a ‘restructuring’ of the company.
Opinion: Fed up with the endless email bombardment? Me too
Sarah Geraghty
Google agrees to delete billions of user records collected in Chrome private browsing mode
This year
2024
With Silicon Valley 'visionaries', profits are prioritised over true technological progress
Peter Bloom
Last year
2023
Former OpenAI boss Sam Altman to join Microsoft following shock sacking
Author: 'There is a magic to literary translation, it matters'
Carolina Schutti
Meta and Google become latest major companies to pull out of Web Summit
EU opens disinformation probes into Meta and TikTok over spread of Israel-Hamas content
TikTok dismantles operation that targeted Irish users with 'divisive views' on nationalism
Elon Musk's plans to charge everyone for Twitter send users running for Bluesky
X's subscription service, formerly Twitter Blue, now allows users to hide their blue ticks
Poll: How often do you use Spotify?
Analysis: Generative AI won’t replace human creativity, but it will change it
Constance de Saint Laurent & Vlad Glaveanu
Man who lost his arm above the elbow moves individual fingers with bionic limb in world's first
Explained: Why have thousands of Reddit forums gone dark and what does AI have to do with it?
Poll: Should parents withhold smartphones from primary school-aged children?
Elon Musk announces new Twitter CEO
Musk announces recruitment of new Twitter CEO
Poll: Are you worried about the growth of AI technology?
Microsoft to cut additional 60 jobs from Irish workforce
Meta is reportedly planning to cut thousands of jobs
Ireland 'over the worst' of job cuts at multi-national tech firms in Ireland, Coveney says
Students urged to steer clear of ChatGPT essays as bot reopens debate on college assessment
All time
Emails of some eircom.net users have been permanently deleted in error, company says
Intel offers workers at Kildare plant voluntary unpaid leave in effort to cut costs
Opinion: As a former Twitter employee, I'm horrified by what Elon Musk is doing
Declan Cashin
'Too much too soon': Irish tech 'unicorn' to cut workforce by 40%
Musk tells staff to brace for ‘difficult times’ as he warns of Twitter’s demise
Tech companies expanded ‘a little too quickly’, Varadkar says
EU lawmakers impose single charger for all smartphones from 2024
Opinion: Securing the world’s data - Ireland’s rising role as a global data hub
Jacky Fox
Taskforce had 'positive' discussions with Data Protection Commission about vaccine tracking system
France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies
US government sues Google over its 'illegal monopoly' on internet search and advertising services
Amazon says email telling employees to delete TikTok from their phones 'sent in error'
Tech has been the driving force behind the taxi industry’s evolution and it's not slowing down
Treating lung disease to smart toy tech: where Ireland is spending €65m to disrupt tech
US delays Huawei ban for up to 90 days, while founder says the firm 'can't be isolated'
Love at first like: Facebook to add 'secret crush' feature as part of revamp of social network
Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog