Tue, 04 Aug, 2020
Tue, 14 Apr, 2020
The speed at which work and employment is changing caught up with me at the weekend. I was delighted to hear a young relative of mine secured a job with a software company. He studied in Cork, travelled the world and is now settling down in Europe.
Tue, 28 Jan, 2020
People who watch live English Premiership football matches on illegal streaming sites on their computers, set top boxes and other devices will find the service blocked when the 2019/20 season kicks off next month following a court order.
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019
If there was any doubt about the Government’s view on the proliferation of hateful and harmful content on the internet, you’d need only to sit quietly for a moment and wait for the echo that has been making its way around the corridors of power to reach you.
Sat, 29 Jun, 2019
The three best "plan B" alternatives to the Government's €3bn national broadband plan will cost more, take longer to put in place and leave up to half of households without high-speed internet access.
Wed, 08 May, 2019
YouTube has, yet again, failed to protect children online. Recent investigations by Wired and video blogger Matt Watson have alleged that paedophiles were using the site’s comments section to leave predatory messages on videos containing and uploaded by children, and to share links to child sexual abuse material, writes
Tue, 05 Mar, 2019
When the internet became a standard utility, it was widely believed that we were giving every friend of the truth the technical means with which to contribute, boldly but modestly, to the adventures of knowledge. Instead, we convened a feeding frenzy, writes
Wed, 13 Feb, 2019
A computer scientist who helped develop the internet has said social media giants are engaged in "surveillance capitalism" and are "merely paying lip service" to combating the rise of disinformation, data misuse, and online abuse.
Thu, 24 Jan, 2019
There is one topic that neither side has put on the table in the EU-UK divorce negotiation, and that’s just as it should be. There is no reason at all why the political wrangling over Brexit and the shape of a final deal should be a barrier to the closest possible co-operation on cybersecurity between Britain and Ireland and, indeed, other EU members.
Sat, 03 Nov, 2018
The very first cyberattack clogged up the nascent internet, halting digital communications. Now much bigger, the internet is still largely open to – and suffering regularly from – similar attacks.
Fri, 02 Nov, 2018