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Tech - Yesterday’s News

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Tech - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Facebook rolls out major privacy changes for ads, personal info and facial recognition

Many of the changes are being put in place to comply with the EU’s new GDPR directive that comes into effect next month.

Tech - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Tech - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold

He also defended using people’s data as currency to fund Facebook as a free service.

Fancy a bed in the cargo hold? Airbus is planning to transform lower-decks into sleeping quarters Cloud Nine This post contains videos

Tech - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg is getting a grilling by Congress over Facebook privacy fears

The Facebook CEO told Congress how the social media giant is handling the security fallout from Cambridge Analytica.

Tech - Monday 9 April, 2018

Irish scientists will help build the world's most powerful and expensive telescope

The new telescope will be 10 times more powerful than the Hubble telescope and help us observe the first stars in the universe.

Tech - Friday 6 April, 2018

Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent'

To get authorised by Facebook, “advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location,” the statement said.

Tech - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns

Facebook has admitted that data of up to 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Tech - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Up to 87 million people impacted by Facebook data breach

It was previously thought that 50 million users had been affected.

Tech - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Spotify made its debut on Wall Street and rocketed to a $30bn valuation Streaming Cash This post contains videos

Spotify made its debut on Wall Street and rocketed to a $30bn valuation

The company debut valuation was more than Twitter and Snapchat.

Tech - Sunday 1 April, 2018

This Irish man sees thousands of startup pitches a year - here's how to get his attention

After selling his Datahug business for €12 million, Connor Murphy is leading one of Techstars’ Berlin accelerators.

Tech - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Zuckerberg says no: Facebook CEO turns down request to appear before British MPs

The company has offered to send two other executives.

Tech - Monday 26 March, 2018

Fuming customers say tech retailer Click.ie hasn't shipped their phones or issued receipts

The company sells refurbished smartphones at at marked down prices.

Tech - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Zuckerberg says there was a 'breach of trust' between Facebook and its users Cambridge Analytica This post contains videos

Zuckerberg says there was a 'breach of trust' between Facebook and its users

“I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible for what happens on our platform.”

Tech - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Pilotless flying taxis are being developed and trialled in New Zealand

Regulators late today approved plans to develop and test the futuristic air taxis.

Tech - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Japanese car companies come together to build hydrogen stations

Japan has focused on promoting fuel-cells, which combine hydrogen and oxygen in an electrochemical reaction.

False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter

Falsehoods are 70% more likely to be retweeted than the truth, new research has found.

Tech - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

The head of the only remaining National Broadband Plan bidder has suddenly resigned

Conal Henry has stepped down as the CEO of Enet.

Tech - Friday 23 February, 2018

Snapchat lost €1 billion in value just after Kylie Jenner tweeted she doesn't use it anymore

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said it to her 24.5 million Twitter followers.

Tech - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones?

The digital age of consent in Ireland in 13.

Tech - Monday 12 February, 2018

Number of websites infected by cryptocurrency hack, Ireland's National Cyber Security Centre says

It said that there are no indications at this stage that members of the public are at risk.

Tech - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Seven centuries of Irish history lost in a fire to be recreated in virtual reality

Destroyed in the civil war, Trinity researchers are recreating the Public Records Office in virtual reality.

Tech - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

Tech - Monday 5 February, 2018

Wall Street just took a huge plunge and traders are trying to stay calm MARKET MELTDOWN This post contains videos

Wall Street just took a huge plunge and traders are trying to stay calm

The Dow Jones suffered its worst day in six years.

Tech - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed?

The social network has reported a fall of 5% in the amount of time spent on its site since it moved to prioritise human interactions over media and business updates last month.

Tech - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

Tech - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences

The University of Limerick is to teach a Masters in Artificial Intelligence.

Tech - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Amazon's €1bn 'Project G' for Dublin gets the go-ahead

One of the men who tried to block Apple’s plans for Galway had lodged an objection.

Tech - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Tallaght Hospital says new app will 'help patients get the most from their treatment'

It’s the first public hospital in Ireland to launch this type of app.

Tech - Saturday 20 January, 2018

FactFind: Is it actually a crime to download movies without paying? Torrent Of Misuse This post contains videos

FactFind: Is it actually a crime to download movies without paying?

After a court ruling this week, we were asked to find out the facts.

Tech - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

'You can't stop a student from competing because their mother is a scientist'

Dr Tony Scott, co-founder of the BTYSTE, said this year’s winner has an “amazing” level of knowledge.

Tech - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Poll: Have you ever illegally streamed or downloaded entertainment? Your Say This post contains a poll

Tech - Saturday 13 January, 2018

How a brain-like computer could be used to mark exams

It’s almost as accurate as a human.

'Hopefully projects like these will inspire more young scientists'

We checked in on two BTYSTE projects we’ve been following.

Tech - Friday 12 January, 2018

This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins

Turns out the President was up to speed on cryptocurrency.

'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths

It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.

Tech - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Could banana peel be Ireland's next alternative fuel?

These Young Scientists think so.

Youtube drops Logan Paul after 'suicide forest' video

The website has dropped Paul from two projects on its Youtube Red platform.

Tech - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves

Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.

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