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New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content
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New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content

May 5th 2021, 10:15 PM 11,340 Views 24 Comments

The deputy Data Protection Commissioner said the new media commission has to be able to regulate all types of harmful online content.

Mary Lou McDonald says voters can 'of course' ask Sinn Féin what information the party holds on them
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# Online Activity

Mary Lou McDonald says voters can 'of course' ask Sinn Féin what information the party holds on them

Apr 22nd 2021, 12:28 PM 18,256 Views 92 Comments

McDonald was speaking about her party’s data collection practices amid questions from the Data Protection Commission.

Here are Taoiseach Micheál Martin's three-day virtual St Patrick's Day plans with the US
# St Patrick's Day
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# St Patrick's Day

Here are Taoiseach Micheál Martin's three-day virtual St Patrick's Day plans with the US

Mar 13th 2021, 12:58 PM 26,824 Views 68 Comments

The Taoiseach’s St Patrick’s Day programme will begin on Monday, 15 March.

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 7,311 Views 7 Comments

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

Sinn Féin says Leo Varadkar's claims about 'racist and homophobic' online supporters are 'without foundation'
# Public Discourse
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# Public Discourse

Sinn Féin says Leo Varadkar's claims about 'racist and homophobic' online supporters are 'without foundation'

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 5:25 PM 42,457 Views 127 Comments

Louise O’Reilly says Varadkar is seeking to distract attention from government policy.

McEntee wants image-based abuse to be illegal by the end of the year
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# Consent

McEntee wants image-based abuse to be illegal by the end of the year

Nov 24th 2020, 1:51 PM 14,668 Views 11 Comments

People could face up to seven years in prison if they publish intimate images without consent.

Eamon Ryan: Government will spend €1 million a day on walking and cycling
# Green Party
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# Green Party

Eamon Ryan: Government will spend €1 million a day on walking and cycling

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:02 PM 54,401 Views 184 Comments

The Green Party leader was addressing his party’s national convention.

'These are communities which are extremely violently misogynistic': Investigating the world of incels, pick-up artists and men who hate women
# Misogyny
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# Misogyny

'These are communities which are extremely violently misogynistic': Investigating the world of incels, pick-up artists and men who hate women

Sep 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 45,492 Views 74 Comments

We speak to the author Laura Bates about what she discovered in some of the dark – and not so dark – recesses of the internet.

Two thirds of children contacted by a stranger while gaming online, according to new survey
# Cybersafe Ireland
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# Cybersafe Ireland

Two thirds of children contacted by a stranger while gaming online, according to new survey

Sep 10th 2020, 9:19 AM 13,260 Views 33 Comments

The survey was conducted by charity Cybersafe Ireland.

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media
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# Online

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Jul 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,072 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content
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# Social Media

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content

Jun 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 35,981 Views 48 Comments

Unilver, home to brands like Lipton tea, also said it would suspend ads on social media until the end of 2020.

Storming, norming, performing - Lancaster keeps Leinster focused
# Lockdown
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# Lockdown

Storming, norming, performing - Lancaster keeps Leinster focused

Apr 27th 2020, 9:30 PM 17,282 Views 13 Comments

The province’s senior coach hasn’t been wasting his time back home in Leeds.

Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams
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# Banking

Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams

Mar 31st 2020, 2:18 PM 20,300 Views 21 Comments

Figures from the BPFI show €12m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights
# Too Good To Be True
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# Too Good To Be True

Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights

Dec 19th 2019, 7:23 AM 18,127 Views 11 Comments

Consumers are advised not to use public Wi-Fi when buying things online, and to ensure ‘https’ is before the website address.

New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn
# Driving Test
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# Driving Test

New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn

Apr 28th 2019, 6:32 AM 21,541 Views 14 Comments

Currently the national average waiting time for a driving test is eight weeks.

Primary school website taken over by hardcore porn after IT mixup
# Newry
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# Newry

Primary school website taken over by hardcore porn after IT mixup

Mar 9th 2019, 6:15 AM 21,836 Views 12 Comments

When you clicked on the link, you were instead directed to a porn website with categories including ‘humiliation’ and ‘spandex’. The issue has since been resolved.

New law to crack down on cyberbullying and material that promotes self-harm
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# Online Safety Act

New law to crack down on cyberbullying and material that promotes self-harm

Mar 4th 2019, 8:28 AM 7,378 Views 21 Comments

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is proposing the establishment of an Online Safety Commissioner.

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears
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# Online

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears

Feb 10th 2019, 10:00 PM 32,830 Views 35 Comments

Future gambling legislation could include provisions on loot boxes in video games.

80% of 8 to 10-year-olds own a device capable of accessing the internet, and 40% are talking to strangers online
# Cyber Safety
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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 28,266 Views 31 Comments

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

Woman fears for her safety due to online messages sent from male 'stalker', court hears
# Courts
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# Courts

Woman fears for her safety due to online messages sent from male 'stalker', court hears

Jan 22nd 2019, 10:50 PM 20,835 Views 0 Comments

The woman claims the unwanted communications began almost a decade ago.

These are the most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2018
# Whatcha Reading?
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# Whatcha Reading?

These are the most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2018

Jan 12th 2019, 10:00 PM 31,194 Views 15 Comments

Royals, football and films. Some things don’t change.

Fulham vow to take 'strongest possible action' after Kamara suffers racist abuse
# Online Abuse
From The42
# Online Abuse

Fulham vow to take 'strongest possible action' after Kamara suffers racist abuse

Dec 31st 2018, 12:18 PM 6,544 Views 4 Comments

The club has spoken out after vile online abuse followed the striker’s penalty miss on Saturday.

The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged
# Dcu Report
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# Dcu Report

The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged

Nov 29th 2018, 9:17 AM 10,559 Views 0 Comments

A DCU report said that there were two types of people who posted hate speech: those “versed” in it and those who just reproduce it.

Man charged over alleged 7-year online harassment campaign against number of women
# Courts
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# Courts

Man charged over alleged 7-year online harassment campaign against number of women

Nov 28th 2018, 9:37 PM 18,141 Views 0 Comments

He was remanded for eight weeks from today while a book of evidence is prepared.

Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates
# Research
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# Research

Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates

Aug 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,620 Views 10 Comments

The majority of people in the analysed dating networks contact other people who are 25% more desirable than themselves.

Teenager who named her brother's sex abuse victims online jailed
# Liverpool
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# Liverpool

Teenager who named her brother's sex abuse victims online jailed

Jun 19th 2018, 11:05 AM 45,209 Views 16 Comments

Sophie Turner named the victims in the comments of a Liverpool Echo story.

Press Council attacks 'unaccountable' social media for 'giving space to conspiracy theorists'
# Keyboard Warriors
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# Keyboard Warriors

Press Council attacks 'unaccountable' social media for 'giving space to conspiracy theorists'

May 24th 2018, 2:12 PM 9,110 Views 53 Comments

The Press Ombudsman also said it has increased aggressiveness in public discourse.

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

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.

'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected
# Data Protection
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# Data Protection

'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected

May 2nd 2018, 1:44 PM 12,377 Views 11 Comments

Children’s rights groups had strongly opposed the proposal.

Roisin Shortall: 'Harvesting the personal data of children for marketing purposes is repugnant'
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Roisin Shortall: 'Harvesting the personal data of children for marketing purposes is repugnant'

May 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 10,111 Views 12 Comments

If it isn’t clearly prohibited there is no incentive for these companies to stop the practice, writes Roisin Shortall.

Why some fashion stores like Penneys and TK Maxx resist selling online
# Stick To The Knitting
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# Stick To The Knitting

Why some fashion stores like Penneys and TK Maxx resist selling online

Apr 28th 2018, 6:30 PM 31,214 Views 15 Comments

Despite its popularity, e-commerce doesn’t always make business sense.

Poll: Is online pornography a 'useful' way to learn about sex?
# Online
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# Online

Poll: Is online pornography a 'useful' way to learn about sex?

Apr 23rd 2018, 8:53 AM 25,861 Views 101 Comments

A new survey suggests that around one in five young people feel that it is a useful way to find out about sex.

Does Facebook really not sell your data to advertisers?
# Third Parties
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# Third Parties

Does Facebook really not sell your data to advertisers?

Apr 15th 2018, 3:30 PM 14,458 Views 31 Comments

We take a look.

Woman fired for giving Trump the finger sues her former employer
# Viral
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# Viral

Woman fired for giving Trump the finger sues her former employer

Apr 6th 2018, 8:25 AM 46,048 Views 98 Comments

Juli Briskman said the decision to terminate her was a violation of her right to free speech.

Spotify made its debut on Wall Street and rocketed to a $30bn valuation
# Streaming Cash
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# Streaming Cash

Spotify made its debut on Wall Street and rocketed to a $30bn valuation

Apr 3rd 2018, 7:52 PM 15,464 Views 19 Comments

The company debut valuation was more than Twitter and Snapchat.

False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter
# FAKE NEWS
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# FAKE NEWS

False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter

Mar 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,295 Views 14 Comments

Falsehoods are 70% more likely to be retweeted than the truth, new research has found.

Mass-goers told there is 'no obligation' to attend religious services today
# Thanks Be To God
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# Thanks Be To God

Mass-goers told there is 'no obligation' to attend religious services today

Mar 4th 2018, 9:25 AM 21,914 Views 122 Comments

The public has been told they can view mass online instead.

Public warned not to give out bank details after reports of phone scams
# Vishing
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# Vishing

Public warned not to give out bank details after reports of phone scams

Feb 7th 2018, 9:15 PM 38,032 Views 20 Comments

A number of “vishing” cases have been brought to the Gardaí’s attention in the past few weeks.

'Johnny f*****g Sexton' - The reaction to Ireland's last-gasp win over France
# Woah
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# Woah

'Johnny f*****g Sexton' - The reaction to Ireland's last-gasp win over France

Feb 3rd 2018, 7:36 PM 25,076 Views 14 Comments

‘Bottle and brilliance – can’t buy it.’

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