Children put at risk online: Parents facing a huge challenge

Children put at risk online: Parents facing a huge challenge

Today’s parents are the first to have to consider the prospect that their children might spend more time with strangers online than they are spending with them.

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Court orders internet providers to block illegal streaming of live football matches from next month

Court orders internet providers to block illegal streaming of live football matches from next month

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.

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The net minders: How would policing the internet work?

The net minders: How would policing the internet work?

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.

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Early to rise: Three young Irish influencers making their mark online

Early to rise: Three young Irish influencers making their mark online

Arlene Harris meets three teenage influencers who are making their mark on the world

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Bird’s eye: Why we’re hooked on animal videos

Bird’s eye: Why we’re hooked on animal videos

Watching the antics of creatures large and small online is how we escape the internet, while on the internet, says Sam Anderson

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Broadband plan would cost €3bn over 25 years

Broadband plan would cost €3bn over 25 years

The roll-out of the National Broadband Plan would cost in the region of €3bn, the Taoiseach has said.

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Brisk bidding at 5G auction

Brisk bidding at 5G auction

Germany’s auction of spectrum for 5G mobile networks drew brisk initial bidding with prospective new entrant 1&1 Drillisch submitting bold offers for the frequencies it covets.

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Web inventor calls for unity to stop misuse

Web inventor calls for unity to stop misuse

Tim Berners-Lee says it would be defeatist to think that the web, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, cannot be changed for the better, writes Martyn Landi

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Save the web to help save the world: Web now in our lives for 30 years

Save the web to help save the world: Web now in our lives for 30 years

There can hardly be more valuable personality traits than a robust sense of optimism and great physical and intellectual energy.

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New children’s author underlines the dangers of tech

New children’s author underlines the dangers of tech

A children’s book published in time for Christmas could make parents think twice about snapping up the latest computer game for their offspring.

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No borders in cybersafety

No borders in cybersafety

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.

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30 years ago, the world’s first cyberattack set the stage for modern cybersecurity challenges

30 years ago, the world’s first cyberattack set the stage for modern cybersecurity challenges

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.

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Oregon Zoo posted a clip of animals’ routine X-rays and they’re oddly beautiful

Oregon Zoo posted a clip of animals’ routine X-rays and they’re oddly beautiful

A zoo in Oregon, USA posted a video showing its animals’ routine X-ray scans and they’re completely fascinating.

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Spain’s government proposes taxes on internet giants

Spain’s government proposes taxes on internet giants

A levy on financial transactions is also being considered.

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California approves tough net neutrality bill

California approves tough net neutrality bill

The new law prohibits internet providers from favouring websites or video streams from companies that pay extra.

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Northside of city will see Siro plan first

Northside of city will see Siro plan first

Large swathes of Cork’s northside will be among the chosen areas to see the fastest broadband in the country before the end of the year.

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Almost one in five kids talk to strangers online daily

Almost one in five kids talk to strangers online daily

Age restrictions on social media sites have been branded “meaningless” after it was claimed that 70% of eight- to 13-year-olds use the sites and 68% have their own smartphones.

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UCC-based developer of Ireland’s first webpage logs off

UCC-based developer of Ireland’s first webpage logs off

Tributes have been paid following the retirement of the man who developed Ireland’s first webpage.

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Over 65s being 'left behind' as majority have never used the internet - Age Action

Over 65s being 'left behind' as majority have never used the internet - Age Action

The majority of over 65s in Ireland have never used the internet - with concerns they are being left behind.

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Growing calls for ’age verification’ measures on social media in light of ’predatory’ cases

Growing calls for ’age verification’ measures on social media in light of ’predatory’ cases

Experts have suggested that the current discussion around age verification on social media is a positive step towards making the internet a safer place.

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Tech innovators and investors coming to Cork for ’Beyond the Internet of Things’ event

Tech innovators and investors coming to Cork for ’Beyond the Internet of Things’ event

Nimbus Research Centre, in collaboration with SteriTrack, are proud to host a ground-breaking event for 2018 “Beyond the Internet of Things – How to harness the next wave of digital technology and investment” at Cork’s newest venue, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, on January 22, 2018.

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Cork Primary Schools get free internet safety device

Cork Primary Schools get free internet safety device

The iKydz device protects children from inappropriate content and regulates the amount of time spent online.

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Internet ’giants’ to address ’critical challenge’ posed by the spread of terrorism online

Internet ’giants’ to address ’critical challenge’ posed by the spread of terrorism online

Four internet giants have teamed up to tackle terrorism, pledging to make their services hostile to violent extremists.

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One in three have downloaded something illegally from internet: report

One in three have downloaded something illegally from internet: report

One in three people in Ireland have downloaded something illegally from the internet while over half of all internet users are unaware of the potential penalties of doing so, according to new research.

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Ireland 50th in broadband table

A new global survey has ranked Ireland 50th out of 160 Countries for broadband speeds.

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French senate approves internet piracy law

France’s Senate has given final approval to a law that would punish people who download music and films illegally by cutting off their internet connections.

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Broadband take-up growing slowly

The total number of broadband subscribers at the end of September was 1,125,080, a 6.7% increase since the second quarter of 2008, it has been revealed today.

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BT Ireland rolls out 8Mb broadband

Ultra-fast broadband has become a reality for many throughout the country with the news that BT Ireland claiming that it is now successfully rolling out up to 8Mb broadband service.

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Bishop: Internet dating making relationships 'a commodity'

Internet dating is superficial and reduces human relationships to a commodity, Bishop of Killaloe Willie Walsh said today.

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Spam rates in Ireland hit record high

The rate of spam emails targeted at Irish inboxes in March was the highest ever recorded according to the latest statistics from technology company IE Internet.

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Sacked US internet addict to sue

A New York man who was fired by IBM for visiting an adult chat room at work is suing the company for $5m (€3.8m), claiming he is an internet addict who deserves treatment and sympathy.

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Hanafin in internet safety plea to parents

Parents must regularly warn their children not to talk to strangers on the internet, Education Minister Mary Hanafin said today.

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Carphone Warehouse offers 'free' broadband

A price war was looming in the broadband market today after Carphone Warehouse offered “free” high-speed internet access to its British landline customers.

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How broadband could banish dishes and aerials

Listen to analysts talk about the full potential of broadband internet access and it is easy to see why Carphone Warehouse is plotting an assault on the market.

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Internet providers fail to sign code of practice

A number of internet service providers have failed to sign up to a code of practice aimed at safeguarding children, it emerged today.

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Internet firms to be questioned about unsuitable material

Internet service providers and mobile phone operators are due to appear before the Oireachtas Communications Committee today to answer questions about concerns relating to their products.

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