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From TheJournal.ie New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn Driving Test

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Primary school website taken over by hardcore porn after IT mixup Newry

Primary school website taken over by hardcore porn after IT mixup

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.

From TheJournal.ie New law to crack down on cyberbullying and material that promotes self-harm Online Safety Act

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Woman fears for her safety due to online messages sent from male 'stalker', court hears Courts

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

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

From TheJournal.ie These are the most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2018 Whatcha Reading?

These are the most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2018

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged Dcu Report

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged over alleged 7-year online harassment campaign against number of women Courts

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates Research

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Teenager who named her brother's sex abuse victims online jailed Liverpool

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Press Council attacks 'unaccountable' social media for 'giving space to conspiracy theorists' Keyboard Warriors

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Yanny or Laurel? What do you hear in the internet's latest mind-melting debate Pitch Perfect This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with someone sharing photos of their children online? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected Data Protection

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

Children’s rights groups had strongly opposed the proposal.

From TheJournal.ie Roisin Shortall: 'Harvesting the personal data of children for marketing purposes is repugnant' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Why some fashion stores like Penneys and TK Maxx resist selling online Stick To The Knitting

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is online pornography a 'useful' way to learn about sex? Online This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Does Facebook really not sell your data to advertisers? Third Parties
From TheJournal.ie Woman fired for giving Trump the finger sues her former employer Viral

Woman fired for giving Trump the finger sues her former employer

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

From TheJournal.ie Spotify made its debut on Wall Street and rocketed to a $30bn valuation Streaming Cash This post contains videos

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

The company debut valuation was more than Twitter and Snapchat.

From TheJournal.ie False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter FAKE NEWS

False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter

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

From TheJournal.ie Mass-goers told there is 'no obligation' to attend religious services today Thanks Be To God

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Public warned not to give out bank details after reports of phone scams Vishing

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

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

From The42 'Johnny f*****g Sexton' - The reaction to Ireland's last-gasp win over France Woah

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

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

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Is it actually a crime to download movies without paying? Torrent Of Misuse This post contains videos

FactFind: Is it actually a crime to download movies without paying?

After a court ruling this week, we were asked to find out the facts.

From TheJournal.ie Government to oppose regulation of political ads as it would ban TDs advertising their local clinics Endorse This Message

Government to oppose regulation of political ads as it would ban TDs advertising their local clinics

Fianna Fáil said the new Bill will ensure the government stay within the definition of what is political advertising.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians Executive Council

Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians

The Sinn Féin deputy leader was subject to online abuse by Walsh.

From TheJournal.ie Former German spy found guilty of trying to share state secrets while pretending to be jihadist Duesseldorf

Former German spy found guilty of trying to share state secrets while pretending to be jihadist

The former banker and a father-of-four was also an ex-gay porn actor.

From TheJournal.ie 'A connection to the place they know': There's a new online mental health service for teenagers Turn2MeYouth

'A connection to the place they know': There's a new online mental health service for teenagers

Turn2MeYouth offers online peer support and individual counselling to 16-19 year olds.

From TheJournal.ie World's oldest white supremacist and KKK website pulled offline Stormfront

World's oldest white supremacist and KKK website pulled offline

The founder of the forum website Stormfront said he was still trying to get it back online.

From TheJournal.ie Moderators of Irish online forum have had their personal information leaked after deleting hate speech Doxxing

Moderators of Irish online forum have had their personal information leaked after deleting hate speech

The practice, known as doxxing, is not specifically addressed under Irish law but can be illegal in certain circumstances.

From TheJournal.ie White nationalist extremism being blocked from online social networks Accounts Removed

White nationalist extremism being blocked from online social networks

Online chat rooms were used to help organise the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

From TheJournal.ie Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent? Social Media

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

From TheJournal.ie There's been a surge in complaints about Irish 'influencers' plugging products Backlash

There's been a surge in complaints about Irish 'influencers' plugging products Exclusive

Three times the amount of complaints have been received so far in 2017 compared to all of last year.

From TheJournal.ie Children as young as 8 being blackmailed with their own sexual images by online criminals Online Sexual Coercion

Children as young as 8 being blackmailed with their own sexual images by online criminals

A number of children have died by suicide after falling victim to ‘sextortion’.

From TheJournal.ie Government spending €1.5 million to store paper records each year Out With The Old

Government spending €1.5 million to store paper records each year

Storing paper files in off-site locations is costing over €1.5m every year.

From TheJournal.ie Belgian King vs Burger King: Country's royal family outraged at fast food chain ad Choose Your Side

Belgian King vs Burger King: Country's royal family outraged at fast food chain ad

An online ad asks users to choose between King Philippe or Burger King.

From TheJournal.ie 'What the f**k do you think we're here for?': Woman says Tinder date raped her in mountains Dublin

'What the f**k do you think we're here for?': Woman says Tinder date raped her in mountains

The woman said the accused left her on an isolated rural road before returning and raping her.

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