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# Internet

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# Iran
US moves to help Iranians access internet as protesters continue to rally after woman’s death
Iran has been rocked by a week of bloody protests over the death last week of Mahsa Amini.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Is the internet bad for our brains?
Listen here to find out from cyberpsychology researcher and lecturer Dr Nicola Fox Hamilton.
# Internet
Thousands knocked offline in Europe in apparent cyber attack
Some people in Germany, France, Hungary, Greece, Italy and Poland were affected by the outage.
# Volcano
Tonga’s internet finally restored five weeks after volcanic eruption and tsunami
Around 90km of cable had to be replaced after it was damaged.
# the good information project
Open Thread: How would you 'fix' the internet?
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.
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# Off and Back On
Explainer: Some of the world's best known websites went down today - why?
The Irish Times, Amazon, Gov.UK and other major sites weren’t available earlier today – here’s what happened.
# outages
Major media and government websites live again after outage across several countries
Fastly, one of the world’s major content delivery networks, said a “fix has been applied” after an outage across its global network.
# blog but not forgotten
Trump pulls his own blog from the internet after 29 days
The blog was launched after the former US president was banned from Twitter, Facebook and other platforms.
# Internet
Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey
Charity CyberSafeKids found that 92% of children in this age group own their own smart device.
# Videos
YouTube suspends Trump’s account due to concerns about 'ongoing potential for violence'
The video sharing website said it will also disable comments on the US president’s channel “indefinitely”.
Opinion: 'The children I meet are often shattered by their social media use'
Often, girls are worn out by body judgement and boys by overuse of video games, writes Stella O’Malley, a psychotherapist.
# internet of everything
From 'two TV' households to ubiquitous smartphones: How Irish media habits have changed this decade
From Taoisigh announcing their resignation on Twitter, to misleading political ads, here’s a quick review of how we’ve changed.
# rural broadband
Government spends more than €25m on consultancy fees for National Broadband Plan
The fees were paid to firms for advice given from 2013 to date.
# no internet
Three promises to refund customers after credit is taken from accounts
Some customers received an SMS advising them that they had zero credit and/or had reached their roaming limit.
# jobs for the lads
The group behind entertainment site LADBible is opening an Irish hub
The social media publishing giant recently opened an office in Australia.
# internet in mourning
Online celebrity Grumpy Cat dies aged 7
The cat made her owner Tabatha Bundesen of Arizona, a wealthy woman
# Your Say
Poll: Should the government spend €3bn on the National Broadband Plan?
Opposition parties claim the plan is not good value for money.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?
The Data Protection Commission launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage.
# WiFi
Government set to decide whether to sign off on €3bn National Broadband Plan
The plan aims to bring high-speed internet to smaller towns and one-off homes around Ireland.
# Reddit
Victim of 'Irish Sluts' Reddit page says she felt 'physically sick' when she saw her photos online
Details of where the women live and where they attend college or school were also posted on the site.
# operation ketch
Addresses in 11 counties searched as part of investigation into child sexual abuse images
Twenty-three searches have been carried out by gardaí in recent days.
# Cyber Safety
80% of 8 to 10-year-olds own a device capable of accessing the internet, and 40% are talking to strangers online
Today is Safer Internet Day, with organisations working to raise awareness around how people can be more safe online.
# Cybersecurity
Vietnam criticised for new law cracking down on anti-State content online
Tech giants such as Facebook and Google will also have to hand over user data if asked by the government.
# Cyber Safety
32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week
Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.
# Explainer
The department claims it remains on track but what's happening with the National Broadband Plan?
SSE pulled out of the tendering process yesterday.
# Extradition
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom suffers setback in his fight against extradition to the US
He faces jail terms of up to 20 years.
# Star
'I'm watching her games on the internet... We'll be texting each other'
Ireland boss Colin Bell has hailed Denise O’Sullivan as a perfect example for younger players to follow.
# Pitch perfect
Yanny or Laurel? What do you hear in the internet's latest mind-melting debate
It’s The Dress 2018.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree with someone sharing photos of their children online?
For some, sharing photos of their children is the most natural thing imaginable. For others, it’s completely unfair to the child in question.
# be in ctrl
With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools
Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.
# operation ketch
Child porn: Gardaí seize 'tens of thousands' of images in 31 searches
The searches took place across private residences in 12 counties over the weekend.
# Smartphones
Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online
The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.
# Internet
The National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance as Eir 'reluctantly' quits the project
Only one firm is left in the running to build the long-delayed network.
# Gimme Dem Clicks
Buzzfeed has joined forces with a massive Beijing firm to bring its content to China
Bytedance will select what it broadcasts of BuzzFeed’s content to avoid the wrath of Chinese censors.
# Internet Safety
Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'
The government is moving towards appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner.
# Major project
Amazon's grand plans for its new Dublin data centre could use as much power as a city
The US tech giant says it could build up to eight facilities at Mulhuddart.
# power hungry
Amazon's grand plans for its new Dublin data centre could use as much power as a city
The US tech giant says it could build up to eight facilities at Mulhuddart.
'I was effectively homeless as a teenager – that sort of thing leaves its mark on a young person'
Mark Elliott talks about what he learned from his father’s business crashing.
'I was effectively homeless as a teenager – that sort of thing leaves its mark on a young person'
Mark Elliott talks about what he learned from his father’s business crashing.
# Clean Air
More air quality monitoring stations on the way that will give real-time information to the public
Environment Minister Denis Naughten said the importance of air quality and the impacts it has on our health cannot be underestimated.