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

Jun 8th 2021, 4:46 PM 16,667 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
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Major media and government websites live again after outage across several countries

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 2:15 PM 33,105 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.

Trump pulls his own blog from the internet after 29 days
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Trump pulls his own blog from the internet after 29 days

Jun 3rd 2021, 7:33 AM 40,116 Views 71 Comments

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

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

Feb 9th 2021, 6:20 AM 7,316 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Jan 13th 2021, 7:22 AM 19,714 Views 141 Comments

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

Feb 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 33,985 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Dec 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 14,021 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 24th 2019, 12:10 AM 12,466 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Three promises to refund customers after credit is taken from accounts

Aug 7th 2019, 3:10 PM 70,095 Views 53 Comments

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

The group behind entertainment site LADBible is opening an Irish hub
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The group behind entertainment site LADBible is opening an Irish hub

Jun 3rd 2019, 6:31 AM 17,363 Views 7 Comments

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

Online celebrity Grumpy Cat dies aged 7
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# Internet In Mourning

Online celebrity Grumpy Cat dies aged 7

May 17th 2019, 8:51 PM 29,559 Views 28 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2019, 11:38 AM 33,435 Views 155 Comments

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

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

Apr 27th 2019, 10:15 AM 25,622 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Apr 26th 2019, 1:38 PM 15,188 Views 105 Comments

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

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

Feb 10th 2019, 9:30 PM 75,221 Views 103 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 5th 2019, 5:36 PM 17,348 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
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# 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 28,269 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Jan 2nd 2019, 3:37 PM 6,284 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Sep 10th 2018, 8:27 AM 10,842 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Updated Jul 30th 2018, 9:10 PM 17,666 Views 43 Comments

SSE pulled out of the tendering process yesterday.

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

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

Jul 5th 2018, 8:35 AM 14,660 Views 15 Comments

He faces jail terms of up to 20 years.

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

Jun 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 4,768 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

May 16th 2018, 8:48 AM 55,704 Views 36 Comments

It’s The Dress 2018.

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

May 6th 2018, 11:03 AM 34,362 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.

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

Feb 6th 2018, 2:09 PM 13,194 Views 31 Comments

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

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

Feb 5th 2018, 4:18 PM 37,203 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Jan 31st 2018, 10:49 PM 9,349 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
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The National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance as Eir 'reluctantly' quits the project

Jan 31st 2018, 6:46 PM 29,437 Views 94 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 28th 2018, 7:00 AM 5,662 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 25th 2018, 3:11 PM 7,832 Views 49 Comments

The government is moving towards appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner.

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

Jan 20th 2018, 6:30 AM 25,312 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Jan 17th 2018, 5:36 PM 875 Views 0 Comments

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

Jan 14th 2018, 4:00 PM 1,273 Views 0 Comments

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

Jan 11th 2018, 2:16 PM 567 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jan 10th 2018, 6:10 AM 5,882 Views 7 Comments

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

'I'm actually embarrassed': It'll be 2023 before all rural homes are connected to high-speed broadband
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# 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 19,221 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.

A French billionaire is taking control of Eir in a massive deal
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A French billionaire is taking control of Eir in a massive deal

Dec 20th 2017, 9:34 AM 452 Views 0 Comments

The transaction will value the Irish telecoms company at €3.5 billion.

Three Ireland has been slapped with a record fine for its contract changes fiasco
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# Apps And Mobile

Three Ireland has been slapped with a record fine for its contract changes fiasco

Dec 19th 2017, 2:21 PM 746 Views 0 Comments

ComReg has ordered the telecoms firm to pay a €575,000 penalty.

Here's what you need to know about Facebook's rejigged tax model
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# Social Media

Here's what you need to know about Facebook's rejigged tax model

Dec 13th 2017, 11:50 AM 332 Views 0 Comments

Potential long-term changes could have a major impact on how Ireland attracts foreign investment.

Facebook will stop using Ireland as a global hub for tax and revenue
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Facebook will stop using Ireland as a global hub for tax and revenue

Dec 12th 2017, 5:41 PM 633 Views 0 Comments

Advertising sales will now be recorded in the local market in which they are made

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