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# data - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe
# Security Risks
# Security Risks

Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe

Jan 4th 2018, 1:39 PM 17,835 Views 41 Comments

Patches have been issued to help protect against the flaws.

# data - Friday 10 November, 2017

Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material

Nov 10th 2017, 6:20 AM 24,698 Views 21 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has issued guidelines for shops using people’s email addresses for marketing purposes.

# data - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'Only 10% of data available about a human is actually used': How cognitive computing can change healthcare
# Healthcare Technology
# Healthcare Technology

'Only 10% of data available about a human is actually used': How cognitive computing can change healthcare

Oct 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,623 Views 2 Comments

A summit held yesterday focused on new technological advancements in the field of healthcare.

# data - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

High Court refers Facebook data case to Europe
# Max Schrems
# Max Schrems

High Court refers Facebook data case to Europe

Oct 3rd 2017, 12:03 PM 8,728 Views 0 Comments

The case taken by Austrian privacy lawyer Max Schrems is against Facebook’s transfer of personal data from Europe to the US.

# data - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data
# Game Of Thrones
# Game Of Thrones

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

Aug 8th 2017, 11:21 AM 27,995 Views 36 Comments

They’ve threatened to upload entire series and sensitive proprietary files.

# data - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?
# Social Media
# Social Media

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

Jul 30th 2017, 8:45 AM 13,614 Views 19 Comments

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

# data - Monday 17 July, 2017

Argos and Virgin Media among companies prosecuted for wrongly sending marketing texts, calls and emails
# Marketing Offences
# Marketing Offences

Argos and Virgin Media among companies prosecuted for wrongly sending marketing texts, calls and emails

Jul 17th 2017, 10:07 AM 13,034 Views 9 Comments

Argos was ordered to pay €5,000 to charity.

# data - Friday 14 July, 2017

An Post can't say how it got a woman's data to send out a TV licence
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

An Post can't say how it got a woman's data to send out a TV licence

Jul 14th 2017, 12:05 AM 50,950 Views 100 Comments

An Post says that it cannot tell members of the public how it obtains names and addresses as it is “not in the public interest”.

# data - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Cycling to work is only healthy if the government makes it safe, new study says
# Bike To Work
# Bike To Work

Cycling to work is only healthy if the government makes it safe, new study says

Jun 7th 2017, 12:00 PM 12,646 Views 69 Comments

For male cyclists between the ages of 20 and 29, the negative impacts of cycling outweigh the positive, according to the study.

# data - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Garda brothers and civil servant 'passed confidential information to private detective'
# Data
# Data

Garda brothers and civil servant 'passed confidential information to private detective'

May 9th 2017, 6:03 AM 16,299 Views 0 Comments

The woman is an aunt of the gardaí.

# data - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Slap on the wrist for Meteor after Three complains over 'more than you can eat data' ad
# No My Data Is Best
# No My Data Is Best

Slap on the wrist for Meteor after Three complains over 'more than you can eat data' ad

May 4th 2017, 2:46 PM 23,327 Views 35 Comments

Three had claimed that it had the superior data offer, and that Meteor’s advert was misleading.

# data - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Is the data on your phone secure? Here's how to make sure it is
# Live A Better Life
# Live A Better Life

Is the data on your phone secure? Here's how to make sure it is

May 2nd 2017, 12:50 PM 7,154 Views 12 Comments

Security is always a major concern but you have the tools to help prevent the worst from happening.

# data - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Have questions about your phone bill or contract? Let us put them to an expert
# Live A Better Life
# Live A Better Life

Have questions about your phone bill or contract? Let us put them to an expert

Apr 30th 2017, 10:30 AM 12,685 Views 59 Comments

We’ll be holding a Facebook Live event on Wednesday where your questions will be put to the consumer expert.

# data - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Some of Three's customers wrongly told they've spent hundreds on internet services
# Oops
# Oops

Some of Three's customers wrongly told they've spent hundreds on internet services

Apr 25th 2017, 6:02 PM 24,642 Views 38 Comments

The phone service provider said the messages were sent in error and the issue has been resolved.

# data - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Lucrative Lions: Gatland's squad earning €1.8m more per season than All Blacks
# Salary Gap
From The42
# Salary Gap

Lucrative Lions: Gatland's squad earning €1.8m more per season than All Blacks

Apr 20th 2017, 2:17 PM 14,508 Views 6 Comments

New data has detailed some interesting differences between the sides.

# data - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies

Apr 11th 2017, 1:08 PM 20,969 Views 19 Comments

Over 1,400 data protection complaints were made in 2016, up from 932 in 2015.

Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches

Apr 11th 2017, 9:02 AM 13,669 Views 19 Comments

A medical device containing patients’ personal information was sent for repair to a company in the UK by Saolta University Hospital Group.

# data - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Work remotely? It might make you more stressed and affect your sleep
# Office
# Office

Work remotely? It might make you more stressed and affect your sleep

Feb 15th 2017, 4:00 PM 13,096 Views 11 Comments

It can also make you vulnerable to unpaid overtime, according to a UN study.

# data - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Analysis: Where have Ireland's 36 tries over the last year come from?
# Data
From The42
# Data

Analysis: Where have Ireland's 36 tries over the last year come from?

Feb 4th 2017, 7:55 AM 16,268 Views 20 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side are heavily reliant on their lineout as a source for their scores.

# data - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Driverless cars - another step towards Big Brother?
# Self Drive
# Self Drive

Driverless cars - another step towards Big Brother?

Dec 31st 2016, 1:00 PM 11,510 Views 70 Comments

Data is the new oil,” Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich said last month.

# data - Friday 9 December, 2016

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data
# WhatsApp
# WhatsApp

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data

Dec 9th 2016, 10:43 AM 28,676 Views 45 Comments

The new ComReg report also found that Ireland is expensive for home broadband, but relatively cheap for mobile bills.

As Ireland's smart cities develop, a government report warns of data security needs
# My Privacy
# My Privacy

As Ireland's smart cities develop, a government report warns of data security needs

Dec 9th 2016, 6:05 AM 5,887 Views 7 Comments

How much of our data are we willing to compromise for an easier life and a more efficient city?

# data - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit

Dec 3rd 2016, 8:10 AM 9,643 Views 12 Comments

Critics say the approach could open a door to fraudsters.

# data - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'It's not social to be on social media': The Irishman moving off-the-grid for a happier life
# Disconnected
# Disconnected

'It's not social to be on social media': The Irishman moving off-the-grid for a happier life

Nov 17th 2016, 6:05 AM 20,231 Views 27 Comments

An RTÉ documentary airing tonight explores how much our digital fingerprint is telling the world about us.

# data - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

These are the areas in Ireland with the slowest and fastest broadband speeds
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

These are the areas in Ireland with the slowest and fastest broadband speeds

Nov 15th 2016, 6:03 AM 53,610 Views 76 Comments

The slowest is Legan in Longford, while the fastest is Drimnagh in Dublin 12.

# data - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Google's Irish boss thinks government departments need to be more like Estonia
# Data Collection
# Data Collection

Google's Irish boss thinks government departments need to be more like Estonia

Oct 2nd 2016, 6:55 AM 14,375 Views 23 Comments

The eastern European country has been quick to embrace new technology.

# data - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Sex could be great for ageing women's health - but risky for older men
# Ageing Action
# Ageing Action

Sex could be great for ageing women's health - but risky for older men

Sep 6th 2016, 6:52 PM 27,559 Views 30 Comments

That’s according to researchers, who have analysed data from over 2000 people.

# data - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

You're going to start seeing more of these new USB ports from now on
# Now You C Me
# Now You C Me

You're going to start seeing more of these new USB ports from now on

Aug 3rd 2016, 8:00 PM 31,410 Views 21 Comments

USB Type-C ports and cables are slowly becoming a standard feature for devices, and they’re here to stay.

# data - Friday 24 June, 2016

Did opinion polls get it wrong - again?
# Polls Apart
# Polls Apart

Did opinion polls get it wrong - again?

Jun 24th 2016, 12:23 PM 11,916 Views 28 Comments

Not really.

# data - Monday 25 April, 2016

Kitman Labs is the company with the real-life Moneyball factor
# Data
From The42
# Data

Kitman Labs is the company with the real-life Moneyball factor

Apr 25th 2016, 8:23 AM 6,667 Views 1 Comment

The startup, now based in San Francisco, counts legendary baseball manager Billy Beane as an advisor.

# data - Friday 8 April, 2016

Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members

Apr 8th 2016, 6:03 AM 13,542 Views 21 Comments

The Irish Aviation Authority said the error was down to a technical issue which has now been resolved.

# data - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

This headband could help athletes avoid the worst damage from concussions
# Prevention
# Prevention

This headband could help athletes avoid the worst damage from concussions

Mar 23rd 2016, 9:46 AM 16,776 Views 7 Comments

By monitoring the severity of concussions, the BrainBAND aims to prevent long-term injuries from developing.

# data - Thursday 10 March, 2016

You leave a data trail everywhere you go. Creepy? Maybe, but it's the world we live in
# Opinion
# Opinion

You leave a data trail everywhere you go. Creepy? Maybe, but it's the world we live in

Mar 10th 2016, 8:00 AM 947 Views 20 Comments

We need to be aware of our personal data trails, and how they can be used, writes Brian Mac Namee.

# data - Monday 29 February, 2016

The new way US tech giants are going to handle your data is almost in place
# Finishing Touches
# Finishing Touches

The new way US tech giants are going to handle your data is almost in place

Feb 29th 2016, 3:21 PM 12,768 Views 4 Comments

The EU and US have released details of their Privacy Shield agreement, designed to replace its previous data transfer agreement Safe Harbour.

# data - Monday 22 February, 2016

Facebook's plans to take over the world are taking two steps forward
# Ambition
# Ambition

Facebook's plans to take over the world are taking two steps forward

Feb 22nd 2016, 11:55 AM 13,439 Views 14 Comments

Virtual reality is the major focus but it’s also looking at ways to help people deal with more data-intensive services like video.

# data - Sunday 21 February, 2016

What if we could call the election result before it even happens?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What if we could call the election result before it even happens?

Feb 21st 2016, 8:00 PM 152 Views 58 Comments

David Higgins has spent the past year building a statistical model which he hopes will accurately predict the outcome of the general election next week.

# data - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer
# Pay Me My Money Down
# Pay Me My Money Down

Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer

Jan 31st 2016, 6:05 AM 20,706 Views 52 Comments

The suggested wage at €11.50 per hour, based on the Civil Service 37 hour standard net working week, equates to an annual salary of €22,203.

# data - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Ireland's missing people: The numbers behind the heartbreak
# Gone
# Gone

Ireland's missing people: The numbers behind the heartbreak

Nov 29th 2015, 9:30 PM 72,760 Views 25 Comments

We’ve been examining the stats behind the thousands of missing persons reports made in Ireland.

# data - Friday 20 November, 2015

There are 6 different types of phone users... Which one are you?
# Sponsored By ID
# Sponsored By ID

There are 6 different types of phone users... Which one are you?

Nov 20th 2015, 5:17 PM 61,054 Views 17 Comments

Let’s find out.

# data - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

What exactly is the 'other' section in your phone's storage space for?
# TechGuide
# TechGuide

What exactly is the 'other' section in your phone's storage space for?

Nov 4th 2015, 12:00 PM 237,056 Views 7 Comments

It has a purpose, honest.