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# internet - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

The Explainer: Is the internet bad for our brains?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Is the internet bad for our brains?

Mar 16th 2022, 7:30 PM 2,825 Views 0 Comments

Listen here to find out from cyberpsychology researcher and lecturer Dr Nicola Fox Hamilton.

# internet - Friday 4 March, 2022

Thousands knocked offline in Europe in apparent cyber attack
# Internet
# Internet

Thousands knocked offline in Europe in apparent cyber attack

Mar 4th 2022, 10:43 PM 57,469 Views 12 Comments

Some people in Germany, France, Hungary, Greece, Italy and Poland were affected by the outage.

# internet - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Tonga’s internet finally restored five weeks after volcanic eruption and tsunami
# Volcano
# Volcano

Tonga’s internet finally restored five weeks after volcanic eruption and tsunami

Feb 23rd 2022, 7:19 AM 8,431 Views 6 Comments

Around 90km of cable had to be replaced after it was damaged.

# internet - Monday 7 February, 2022

Open Thread: How would you 'fix' the internet?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Thread: How would you 'fix' the internet?

Feb 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 7,413 Views 29 Comments

This month The Good Information Project looks at tech and the new digital age. We want to know how the internet could be ‘fixed’ to improve quality of life in Ireland.

# internet - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Explainer: Some of the world's best known websites went down today - why?
# Off And Back On
# Off And Back On

Explainer: Some of the world's best known websites went down today - why?

Jun 8th 2021, 4:46 PM 16,929 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Times, Amazon, Gov.UK and other major sites weren’t available earlier today – here’s what happened.

Major media and government websites live again after outage across several countries
# Outages
# Outages

Major media and government websites live again after outage across several countries

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 2:15 PM 33,166 Views 13 Comments

Fastly, one of the world’s major content delivery networks, said a “fix has been applied” after an outage across its global network.

# internet - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Trump pulls his own blog from the internet after 29 days
# Blog But Not Forgotten
# Blog But Not Forgotten

Trump pulls his own blog from the internet after 29 days

Jun 3rd 2021, 7:33 AM 40,152 Views 71 Comments

The blog was launched after the former US president was banned from Twitter, Facebook and other platforms.

# internet - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey
# Internet
# Internet

Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey

Feb 9th 2021, 6:20 AM 7,544 Views 7 Comments

Charity CyberSafeKids found that 92% of children in this age group own their own smart device.

# internet - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

YouTube suspends Trump’s account due to concerns about 'ongoing potential for violence'
# Videos
# Videos

YouTube suspends Trump’s account due to concerns about 'ongoing potential for violence'

Jan 13th 2021, 7:22 AM 19,760 Views 141 Comments

The video sharing website said it will also disable comments on the US president’s channel “indefinitely”.

# internet - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Opinion: 'The children I meet are often shattered by their social media use'
# Digital Literacy
# Digital Literacy

Opinion: 'The children I meet are often shattered by their social media use'

Feb 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 34,065 Views 6 Comments

Often, girls are worn out by body judgement and boys by overuse of video games, writes Stella O’Malley, a psychotherapist.

# internet - Saturday 28 December, 2019

From 'two TV' households to ubiquitous smartphones: How Irish media habits have changed this decade
# Internet Of Everything
# Internet Of Everything

From 'two TV' households to ubiquitous smartphones: How Irish media habits have changed this decade

Dec 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 14,063 Views 8 Comments

From Taoisigh announcing their resignation on Twitter, to misleading political ads, here’s a quick review of how we’ve changed.

# internet - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Government spends more than €25m on consultancy fees for National Broadband Plan
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

Government spends more than €25m on consultancy fees for National Broadband Plan

Aug 24th 2019, 12:10 AM 12,504 Views 52 Comments

The fees were paid to firms for advice given from 2013 to date.

# internet - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Three promises to refund customers after credit is taken from accounts
# No Internet
# No Internet

Three promises to refund customers after credit is taken from accounts

Aug 7th 2019, 3:10 PM 70,393 Views 53 Comments

Some customers received an SMS advising them that they had zero credit and/or had reached their roaming limit.

# internet - Monday 3 June, 2019

The group behind entertainment site LADBible is opening an Irish hub
# Jobs For The Lads
# Jobs For The Lads

The group behind entertainment site LADBible is opening an Irish hub

Jun 3rd 2019, 6:31 AM 17,440 Views 8 Comments

The social media publishing giant recently opened an office in Australia.

# internet - Friday 17 May, 2019

Online celebrity Grumpy Cat dies aged 7
# Internet In Mourning
# Internet In Mourning

Online celebrity Grumpy Cat dies aged 7

May 17th 2019, 8:51 PM 29,572 Views 28 Comments

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

# internet - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Poll: Should the government spend €3bn on the National Broadband Plan?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government spend €3bn on the National Broadband Plan?

May 7th 2019, 11:38 AM 33,449 Views 155 Comments

Opposition parties claim the plan is not good value for money.

# internet - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?

Apr 27th 2019, 10:15 AM 25,650 Views 62 Comments

The Data Protection Commission launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage.

# internet - Friday 26 April, 2019

Government set to decide whether to sign off on €3bn National Broadband Plan
# WiFi
# WiFi

Government set to decide whether to sign off on €3bn National Broadband Plan

Apr 26th 2019, 1:38 PM 15,201 Views 105 Comments

The plan aims to bring high-speed internet to smaller towns and one-off homes around Ireland.

# internet - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Victim of 'Irish Sluts' Reddit page says she felt 'physically sick' when she saw her photos online
# Reddit
# Reddit

Victim of 'Irish Sluts' Reddit page says she felt 'physically sick' when she saw her photos online

Feb 10th 2019, 9:30 PM 75,656 Views 103 Comments

Details of where the women live and where they attend college or school were also posted on the site.

# internet - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Addresses in 11 counties searched as part of investigation into child sexual abuse images
# Operation Ketch
# Operation Ketch

Addresses in 11 counties searched as part of investigation into child sexual abuse images

Feb 5th 2019, 5:36 PM 17,444 Views 0 Comments

Twenty-three searches have been carried out by gardaí in recent days.

80% of 8 to 10-year-olds own a device capable of accessing the internet, and 40% are talking to strangers online
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

80% of 8 to 10-year-olds own a device capable of accessing the internet, and 40% are talking to strangers online

Feb 5th 2019, 6:15 AM 28,417 Views 31 Comments

Today is Safer Internet Day, with organisations working to raise awareness around how people can be more safe online.

# internet - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Vietnam criticised for new law cracking down on anti-State content online
# Cybersecurity
# Cybersecurity

Vietnam criticised for new law cracking down on anti-State content online

Jan 2nd 2019, 3:37 PM 6,290 Views 22 Comments

Tech giants such as Facebook and Google will also have to hand over user data if asked by the government.

# internet - Monday 10 September, 2018

32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week

Sep 10th 2018, 8:27 AM 10,926 Views 21 Comments

Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.

# internet - Monday 30 July, 2018

The department claims it remains on track but what's happening with the National Broadband Plan?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The department claims it remains on track but what's happening with the National Broadband Plan?

Updated Jul 30th 2018, 9:10 PM 17,670 Views 43 Comments

SSE pulled out of the tendering process yesterday.

# internet - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom suffers setback in his fight against extradition to the US
# Extradition
# Extradition

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom suffers setback in his fight against extradition to the US

Jul 5th 2018, 8:35 AM 14,663 Views 16 Comments

He faces jail terms of up to 20 years.

# internet - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'I'm watching her games on the internet... We'll be texting each other'
# Star
From The42
# Star

'I'm watching her games on the internet... We'll be texting each other'

Jun 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 4,810 Views 0 Comments

Ireland boss Colin Bell has hailed Denise O’Sullivan as a perfect example for younger players to follow.

# internet - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Yanny or Laurel? What do you hear in the internet's latest mind-melting debate
# Pitch Perfect
# Pitch Perfect

Yanny or Laurel? What do you hear in the internet's latest mind-melting debate

May 16th 2018, 8:48 AM 55,729 Views 36 Comments

It’s The Dress 2018.

# internet - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Poll: Do you agree with someone sharing photos of their children online?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with someone sharing photos of their children online?

May 6th 2018, 11:03 AM 34,389 Views 78 Comments

For some, sharing photos of their children is the most natural thing imaginable. For others, it’s completely unfair to the child in question.

# internet - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools
# Be In Ctrl
# Be In Ctrl

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

Feb 6th 2018, 2:09 PM 13,238 Views 31 Comments

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

# internet - Monday 5 February, 2018

Child porn: Gardaí seize 'tens of thousands' of images in 31 searches
# Operation Ketch
# Operation Ketch

Child porn: Gardaí seize 'tens of thousands' of images in 31 searches

Feb 5th 2018, 4:18 PM 37,295 Views 40 Comments

The searches took place across private residences in 12 counties over the weekend.

# internet - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

Jan 31st 2018, 10:49 PM 9,358 Views 62 Comments

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

The National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance as Eir 'reluctantly' quits the project
# Internet
# Internet

The National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance as Eir 'reluctantly' quits the project

Jan 31st 2018, 6:46 PM 29,478 Views 94 Comments

Only one firm is left in the running to build the long-delayed network.

# internet - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Buzzfeed has joined forces with a massive Beijing firm to bring its content to China
# Gimme Dem Clicks
# Gimme Dem Clicks

Buzzfeed has joined forces with a massive Beijing firm to bring its content to China

Jan 28th 2018, 7:00 AM 5,702 Views 3 Comments

Bytedance will select what it broadcasts of BuzzFeed’s content to avoid the wrath of Chinese censors.

# internet - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'
# Internet Safety
# Internet Safety

Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'

Jan 25th 2018, 3:11 PM 7,846 Views 49 Comments

The government is moving towards appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner.

# internet - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Amazon's grand plans for its new Dublin data centre could use as much power as a city
# Major Project
# Major Project

Amazon's grand plans for its new Dublin data centre could use as much power as a city

Jan 20th 2018, 6:30 AM 25,571 Views 43 Comments

The US tech giant says it could build up to eight facilities at Mulhuddart.

# internet - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Amazon's grand plans for its new Dublin data centre could use as much power as a city
# Power Hungry
# Power Hungry

Amazon's grand plans for its new Dublin data centre could use as much power as a city

Jan 17th 2018, 5:36 PM 893 Views 0 Comments

The US tech giant says it could build up to eight facilities at Mulhuddart.

# internet - Sunday 14 January, 2018

'I was effectively homeless as a teenager – that sort of thing leaves its mark on a young person'
# Voyager Ip
# Voyager Ip

'I was effectively homeless as a teenager – that sort of thing leaves its mark on a young person'

Jan 14th 2018, 4:00 PM 1,355 Views 0 Comments

Mark Elliott talks about what he learned from his father’s business crashing.

# internet - Thursday 11 January, 2018

'I was effectively homeless as a teenager – that sort of thing leaves its mark on a young person'
# Voyager Ip
# Voyager Ip

'I was effectively homeless as a teenager – that sort of thing leaves its mark on a young person'

Jan 11th 2018, 2:16 PM 589 Views 0 Comments

Mark Elliott talks about what he learned from his father’s business crashing.

# internet - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

More air quality monitoring stations on the way that will give real-time information to the public
# Clean Air
# Clean Air

More air quality monitoring stations on the way that will give real-time information to the public

Jan 10th 2018, 6:10 AM 5,889 Views 7 Comments

Environment Minister Denis Naughten said the importance of air quality and the impacts it has on our health cannot be underestimated.

# internet - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'I'm actually embarrassed': It'll be 2023 before all rural homes are connected to high-speed broadband
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

'I'm actually embarrassed': It'll be 2023 before all rural homes are connected to high-speed broadband

Jan 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 19,236 Views 69 Comments

Rural TDs have hit out against Minister Denis Naughten who admitted it could be up to five years before all connections are done.

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