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Apple, Google and Microsoft agree to support ‘passwordless’ sign-ins
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Apple, Google and Microsoft agree to support ‘passwordless’ sign-ins

May 5th 2022, 5:05 PM 22,433 Views 15 Comments

The technology giants have said they will back a new sign-in standard that could replace written passwords.

High Court challenge alleges DPC failed to investigate complaint made about Google, IAB Europe
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High Court challenge alleges DPC failed to investigate complaint made about Google, IAB Europe

Mar 14th 2022, 4:16 PM 8,211 Views 0 Comments

Dr Johnny Ryan claims the Data Protection Commission has delayed investigating his 2018 complaint regarding the two companies.

Tory MP reaches settlement over Google ad suggesting he was 'sympathetic to abuse of children'
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Tory MP reaches settlement over Google ad suggesting he was 'sympathetic to abuse of children'

Mar 10th 2022, 12:34 PM 9,939 Views 0 Comments

Google Ireland Ltd issued an apology to Lee Anderson at a High Court hearing in London today.

Fitbit recalls one million Ionic watches after burn injuries
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Fitbit recalls one million Ionic watches after burn injuries

Mar 2nd 2022, 8:56 PM 35,289 Views 12 Comments

Fitbit received 115 reports of the battery overheating in the US, with 78 reports of burn injuries.

'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres
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'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres

Feb 27th 2022, 7:30 AM 18,321 Views 18 Comments

With around 70 data centres in Ireland and more to come, tech companies are now using a massively outsized amount of energy.

Publishers aim to 'break Google's stranglehold' over advertising with antitrust complaint
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Publishers aim to 'break Google's stranglehold' over advertising with antitrust complaint

Feb 11th 2022, 10:58 AM 7,465 Views 3 Comments

The European Publishers Council has lodged the complaint with the European Commission.

Russia fines Google €85 million over banned content
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Russia fines Google €85 million over banned content

Dec 24th 2021, 2:34 PM 16,549 Views 8 Comments

Russia regularly takes legal action for not removing content it labels illegal, such as pornographic material or posts condoning drugs.

Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices
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Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices

Updated Jul 29th 2021, 2:35 PM 42,416 Views 158 Comments

Google Ireland said they had no specifics regarding the measure in this country.

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status
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Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status

Jul 29th 2021, 1:50 PM 22,853 Views 39 Comments

Asking workers to be fully vaccinated before returning to work raises thorny legal issues.

Restaurants dealing with 'malicious, coordinated' campaign of abuse from anti-vaccine cert protesters
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# One-star Reviews

Restaurants dealing with 'malicious, coordinated' campaign of abuse from anti-vaccine cert protesters

Jul 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 84,163 Views 148 Comments
  • A Facebook page is encouraging users to leave negative comments on pubs' and restaurants' reopening posts, and to boycott those businesses.
  • One-star reviews are also being left for businesses that have reopened indoor dining, with many leaving such reviews on multiple businesses across the country.
  • The Restaurant Association of Ireland has written a letter to the Government, and is to contact Facebook and Google about fraudulent bookings and reviews.
Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?
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# A Taxing Matter

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?

Jul 2nd 2021, 4:53 PM 18,105 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is one of just nine countries out of 139 to reject the deal.

French regulator fines Google €220m for favouring ads for own services at expense of rivals
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French regulator fines Google €220m for favouring ads for own services at expense of rivals

Jun 7th 2021, 3:19 PM 11,138 Views 6 Comments

The penalty is part of a settlement reached after three media groups accused Google in 2019 of abusing a dominant market position.

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest
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'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest

May 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 69,549 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.

Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data
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Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data

Apr 16th 2021, 9:06 AM 8,426 Views 4 Comments

Google is considering an appeal of the ruling.

Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news
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Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news

Feb 25th 2021, 7:05 AM 10,861 Views 11 Comments

Final amendments to the laws were passed after consultation between Canberra and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Schools reporting fewer online classes 'broken into', says principals association
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Schools reporting fewer online classes 'broken into', says principals association

Jan 24th 2021, 7:30 AM 29,620 Views 25 Comments

We spoke to one parent whose son’s class was crashed by a stranger who shared inappropriate material.

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
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Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets

Jan 22nd 2021, 8:37 AM 22,509 Views 54 Comments

The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.

Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?
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Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?

Jan 11th 2021, 3:47 PM 17,710 Views 58 Comments

At the height of its powers, Parler had 10 million users.

'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech
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'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech

Dec 31st 2020, 7:30 PM 11,029 Views 13 Comments

Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple all faced heavy regulatory scrutiny in 2020.

Texas and 10 other US states sue Google for anti-competitive practices
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# Tech Goliath

Texas and 10 other US states sue Google for anti-competitive practices

Dec 16th 2020, 10:15 PM 9,493 Views 20 Comments

“If the free market was a baseball game, Google positioned itself as the pitcher, the batter and the umpire,” Texas’ Attorney General said.

EU unveils new rules to curb tech giants' power
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EU unveils new rules to curb tech giants' power

Updated Dec 15th 2020, 4:52 PM 15,789 Views 11 Comments

Companies including Google, Amazon and Facebook could face fines of up to 10% of their revenues for breaking competition rules.

Google says worldwide service outage caused by internal technical fault
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Google says worldwide service outage caused by internal technical fault

Updated Dec 14th 2020, 7:50 PM 62,496 Views 69 Comments

Google apologised to all users affected by the outage.

France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies
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France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies

Dec 10th 2020, 8:35 AM 15,176 Views 25 Comments

The data watchdog said users were “either insufficiently informed or never informed” of cookies being placed on their computers.

US government sues Google over its 'illegal monopoly' on internet search and advertising services
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US government sues Google over its 'illegal monopoly' on internet search and advertising services

Oct 20th 2020, 5:45 PM 23,475 Views 62 Comments

The case is one of the country’s biggest antitrust lawsuits in decades.

Google must negotiate with media groups over paying for online news, Paris court rules
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Google must negotiate with media groups over paying for online news, Paris court rules

Oct 8th 2020, 10:19 AM 11,019 Views 16 Comments

The ruling came as the US firm announced it was close to a deal on compensating French media groups.

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says
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Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says

Oct 7th 2020, 8:58 AM 12,879 Views 25 Comments

Democrats in the US are hoping to rein in the power of the tech giants.

Ghost town?: What does Google's decision to pull out of an office deal mean for the landscape of Dublin city centre?
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# Boom And Bust

Ghost town?: What does Google's decision to pull out of an office deal mean for the landscape of Dublin city centre?

Sep 12th 2020, 8:33 AM 54,318 Views 60 Comments

Property experts say rumours of the capital’s demise are greatly exaggerated.

Google cancels plan to lease large office space in Dublin
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Google cancels plan to lease large office space in Dublin

Sep 7th 2020, 9:45 PM 94,022 Views 77 Comments

The Sorting Office space is 202,000 sq feet in size.

Google tells Australians law forcing tech giants to pay for news will affect their user experience
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Google tells Australians law forcing tech giants to pay for news will affect their user experience

Aug 17th 2020, 7:16 AM 15,190 Views 11 Comments

Google has argued that paying news outlets for the content they produce is an ‘unfair advantage’.

Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores
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# Battle Royale

Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores

Aug 14th 2020, 10:43 AM 53,099 Views 31 Comments

Epic Games recently released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the tech giants.

HSE working with Google to fix problem with Covid Tracker app that drains Android phone batteries
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HSE working with Google to fix problem with Covid Tracker app that drains Android phone batteries

Aug 9th 2020, 4:50 PM 108,869 Views 157 Comments

The HSE said that the problem should be fixed within 24 hours.

China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok
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China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 10:10 AM 35,769 Views 59 Comments

The order comes into effect in 45 days and appears to ban transactions with the Chinese owners of the app.

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit
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# Competition

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit

Aug 4th 2020, 2:36 PM 15,955 Views 3 Comments

There is concern that acquiring Fitbit’s user data will strengthen Google’s position in targeted advertising.

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today
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# Bark Or Byte

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today

Jul 29th 2020, 6:10 AM 14,864 Views 6 Comments

The tech giants are being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practices.

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues
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Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues

Jul 23rd 2020, 11:01 AM 30,655 Views 106 Comments

The HSE has said it is important not to conflate issues with how Google enables apps through the store with the functionality of this particular app.

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic
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HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,191 Views 11 Comments

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone
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# Debunked

Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone

Jun 16th 2020, 1:52 PM 11,343 Views 21 Comments

The Department of Health confirms that the tracing app won’t be made mandatory.

Google and Apple launch contact-tracing platform that will be used in Irish app
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# Contact Tracing

Google and Apple launch contact-tracing platform that will be used in Irish app

May 21st 2020, 10:26 AM 17,838 Views 44 Comments

The Google-Apple API will be used in the Irish contact tracing app,

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'
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# Internet Money

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'

Apr 24th 2020, 4:32 PM 23,434 Views 20 Comments

Varadkar said that the social media giants are “sort of free riders on costs incurred by other people”.

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue
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Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue

Apr 20th 2020, 10:47 AM 22,228 Views 21 Comments

The move comes after attempts to negotiate voluntary payments failed.

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