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As Europe's new privacy law took effect on Friday, one activist wasted no time in asserting the additional rights it gives people over the data that companies want to collect about them.
Amazon says an "unlikely" string of events prompted its Echo personal assistant to record a family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance.
Rapid changes to the way we pay could see households' fridges automatically ordering and buying weekly essentials like milk when they run out, according to a report.
Dublin and London-listed venture capital investor Draper Esprit is raising £176m (€201m) to invest in tech companies across Europe.
WE'VE all been getting the incessant emails. They say things like: "Let's keep in touch!" And: "Important - if you want to keep receiving our emails ..."
A US jury has decided Samsung must pay Apple 539 million US dollars (€460 million) in damages in the latest twist of a legal battle that began in 2011.
Ireland's highly skilled and "very special" workforce could make a Shannon-based autonomous car project a world leader within five years, the head of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) worldwide claimed last night.
A Dublin software startup is to create 25 jobs after landing more than €5m in venture funding.
Europe's stock exchanges now offer a more favourable environment for technology companies to list their shares than the US, Skype co-founder and venture capitalist Niklas Zennstrom has said.
While Facebook has said that it wants to draw the line between news and misinformation, the company has turned down an offer to work with a news media trade group to help resolve a conflict.
Last week I discussed all the ways we won't be trying to compete: on service quality; on user experience and design; on geography; on depth of features; on price; and on being the first-mover. If we're not going to use any of those to compete, what are we going to do?
Cyber criminals are planning to take advantage of new data laws with a fresh wave of scam phone calls and emails, gardaí have warned.
Mark Zuckerberg has denied allegations from MEPs that Facebook is operating a monopoly, insisting that the social network faces plenty of competition and has helped business across the world to grow.
Data-sharing and technology developments are among the ways to boost security at international borders, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) expert.
At the age of just 22, Kelly Fitzsimons is already building towards making her first 'Minecraft' million.
Is it a surprise that a 22-year-old YouTuber from Meath earns more than all but a handful of Ireland's biggest television stars?
Data privacy rules coming into force this week are giving Europe's fledgling cyber-insurance market a boost as they make companies more aware of the risks caused by customer information breaches.
An app used by parents to monitor their children's smartphone activity has leaked thousands of accounts from at least one server.
A European Parliament meeting on Tuesday with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be broadcast live, parliamentary officials and the company said on Monday after controversy over plans for a closed-door hearing.
Irish company Cubic Telecom, which connects cars and computers to mobile networks, has entered a new agreement with car giant Volkswagen.
It used to be said that real politics doesn't happen on social media. If there's one thing that this referendum proves, it's that this just isn't true any more.
The first thing you see when you walk into Teamwork's Cork office is a huge video screen with a big number on it - $25m annual revenue.
Q: I'm wondering if I might save money by buying an iPhone abroad? I don't want to buy one as part of a contract but it seems like they're a lot cheaper in some other countries, especially America. My sister lives in New York and I'm going to visit her there this summer. Are there any downsides to buying one there as opposed to over here?
So do we all feel better now? Good – because virtually every child protection agency in the country says we’ve just made a big mistake.
Adrian is joined by culture journalist Roisin Kiberd and INM’s head of product (and SundayIndependent columnist) Steve Dempsey to pore through some of the biggest tech tissues of the week.
This review column recently rated Huawei's P20 Pro (€899) as the best cameraphone out there at present. But Huawei also has a highly impressive junior stablemate, the P20.
The UK will announce a clamp down within days on the highly addictive roulette and poker machines that are profitable for the gambling industry, but also blamed for contributing to social and economic hardship.
Policymakers are starting to fret about the rise of ever-more advanced machines and artificial intelligence (AI), particularly the threat to the livelihoods of millions of workers.
The mobile phone industry may be in a midst of a slump, but a unit of Sharp is forecasting growth thanks to the race by smartphone makers to wow customers with high-quality photos.
Masayoshi Son, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SoftBank Group, is already thinking about his next $100bn (€847m) venture - a version 2.0 of the world's biggest technology fund, according to people familiar with the matter.
Intel has said that it has submitted plans to expand its production operations in Israel, with the Israeli government saying the US chipmaker would invest about $5bn (€4.2bn).
I talk to a lot of startups and I always ask a few key questions pretty early on in the discussion. One of them is "what makes you different?"
Dublin and London-listed venture capital investor Draper Esprit has announced a £10m (€11.4m) investment in Aircall, a cloud-based call centre software business.
Twitter is to start hiding comments from suspected ‘trolls’ in communal conversations and debates, even though such comments may not violate its terms of service.
Facebook took down 21 million pieces of adult nudity or pornography in the first three months of this year and “applied warning labels” to 3.5m pieces of violent content during the same period, according to the company.
Google is under investigation in Australia following claims that it collects data from millions of Android smartphones users, who unwittingly pay their telecom service providers for gigabytes consumed during the harvesting, regulators said on Tuesday.
Vodafone Chief Executive Vittorio Colao will step down in October after 10 years in which he reshaped the world's second largest mobile operator into a digital communications powerhouse with a string of major deals.
Facebook has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
The vast majority of secondary school students are concerned about their online privacy, a new study has found.
Will Eir let its network rust away? Or is it about to surprise everyone with a massive wave of investment?
What sort of power do ‘influencers’ really yield?
Apple's decision to pull the plug on an €850m data centre in Athenry was met with dismay by locals, who said the region and the country had lost out.
Apple formally pulled the plug on ambitious plans for a giant Athenry data facility, citing a three-year planning delay.
Spotify has removed R Kelly's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct.
Regardless of where anyone stands on data centres or their pros and cons, there has to be a quicker way of deciding things nationally.
Apple has abandoned plans for an €850m data centre in Athenry, Co Galway, citing delays in the Irish planning process.
In orienteering, each participant is handed a map marked with a series of points in order to navigate some chosen terrain. Working through each of these points, in order, in the fastest way possible, is the game's objective.
Annual venture capital funding has exceeded €1bn in Ireland for the first time, new figures show.
With most phones now moving away from 3.5mm headphone sockets, wireless headphones are becoming a lot more popular. Sitting atop this category are noise-cancelling wireless headphones, which promise to enhance your audio even further by dampening any external noise.
If I was choosing a photography ecosystem based on a 'full frame' body, I'd be very tempted to choose Sony's A7 Mark iii.
Microsoft is harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to help improve the capabilities of people with disabilities.
Facebook's move to block ads from abroad ahead of the abortion referendum will not prevent organisations in Ireland using foreign funding for ads on the platform, it has emerged.
CYBER experts fear that hi-tech criminals will turn the authorities against everyday businesses - by hacking into their systems and then reporting the data breach unless a ransom is paid.
Google has announced a €150 million investment into the expansion of its data centre operations in south county Dublin.
Facebook is to block all ads related to the Eighth Amendment referendum that come from advertisers outside of Ireland.
Tesco Mobile overcharged customers for seven months when they roamed abroad, the Irish telecoms watchdog has found.
The modern business traveller isn't happy to be told where to go, when to go and where to stay, without any input themselves.
A Cork native and UCC engineering graduate, Dr Ivor Guiney, has co-founded Paragraf, a Cambridge University spinout that claims to have an edge in manufacturing the wonder material graphene.
Last week, Twitter did us a favour.
Q We've just invested in a great new TV and I'm thinking of buying my husband wireless headphones so that he can watch all the sports he enjoys so much while I listen to music (or watch Netflix on another device) in the same room. Are there specific types for TV use, and how much can I expect to pay?
I’ve been in the real world for nearly a year now, after I finally hung the boots up in June of 2017. It’s been a bit of an eye opener. No longer do I have my days and weeks mapped out in fine detail – if I want to do something I have to organise it myself!
What’s the story with self-driving cars coming to Ireland? How will it all affect insurance? Will middle-aged men be able to bear giving up ‘control’ of their ‘rides’? And which cars already have significant self-driving capabilities?
Dublin-based Digit Games Studios has raised an additional $1.5m (€1.2m) from US gaming firm Scopely.
At the 2013 annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, flashy organic light-emitting diode (OLED) televisions sporting credit card-thin screens were at the front and centre of Samsung Electronics' new gadgets display.
Twitter Inc urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some of them to be stored in plain text on its internal computer system.
Developing and retaining a skilled, diverse workforce that feels included in the company's vision is crucial to the success of any organisation, according to Dell EMC's EMEA president, but it's important not to forget one thing.
Are you concerned that first thing the new owners have done with Eir is to let 750 people go?
The Central Bank here is to launch simulated cyberattacks on banks, to stress test the resilience of the sector to sophisticated hacking.
Apple's results have confirmed that, while the days of double-digit smartphone growth are over, Tim Cook has a plan to withstand the slowdown.
When I began this startup diary, I explained that it was a place to make and explain decisions, and follow up on the consequences of those decisions. A good example is the decision to go fully remote-working. This strategy is a response to our location in Waterford, and neatly solves the difficulty of hiring with a small local population.
Last year, when I reviewed the Nokia 8 flagship phone, I was a little underwhelmed. No such mixed feelings accompany my experience of the Finnish company's new endeavour, the six-inch Nokia 7 Plus.
The age of digital consent will remain at 13 after the Justice Committee voted against raising the age of consent to 16.
Apple on Tuesday reported resilient iPhone sales in the face of waning global demand and promised $100bn (€83m) in additional stock buybacks, reassuring investors that its decade-old smartphone invention had life in it yet.
The Ombudsman for Children has expressed concern politicians may be trying to raise the age of digital consent from 13 to 16.
Facebook has announced plans to add a dating service to its social media platform.
Google is forcing media firms that generate revenue from its advertising services to accept unreasonable responsibilities under a new European privacy law, four major publisher trade groups have told the Alphabet Inc unit in a letter seen by Reuters.
Dell Technologies Capital has completed 24 investments as part of its $100m annual investment run rate.
Preparing for the future of human-machine partnerships at a time when so many technologies are reaching critical inflection point is a priority for business leaders.
Every single day, we see example of change in our world. Whether it's driven by technological advancements, people and society, by the economy or by political and legislative changes, we have to cope with it. For some industries, this change is hugely disruptive and stressful, yet for others it's a tremendous opportunity.
Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation is less than a month away. Advertisers, online platforms and publishers are beavering away to get their act together.
So much for #DeleteFacebook.
Q In light of the last few weeks' attention on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, can you recommend a secure, GDPR-compliant, online service which consumers can use for storing (and preferably also for sharing) photos and videos from holidays? On the basis that 'if it's free, you're the product', I expect that nothing recommended could be free, but I'd also be delighted if that expectation proved false.
In 2016 over 1.3 million people were enrolled in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the European Union (EU).
A new State-backed mobile coverage map is to be introduced to publicly expose blackspots around the country.
The Irish company behind the universal app that "talks" to all appliances in the kitchen believes it is on track for billion-dollar success.
Communications Minister Denis Naughten sits down with Adrian and Fearghal O’Connor to talk of plans to make high speed broadband an “enforceable legal right” in Ireland.
Microsoft has said it has fixed an error which saw legitimate mails diverted to spam and junk folders for users around the world.
Discount chain Poundworld is pursuing a restructuring plan that could see it shut around a third of its stores, putting more than 1,500 jobs in doubt.
Tech giants including Google , Apple and Amazon will for the first time face rules governing their commercial relations with smaller businesses under a law proposed by the European Union on Thursday.
Fintech startup Revolut has raised a further $250m (€205m) which increases its value five-fold to $1.7bn in less than a year.
Facebook shares rose on Wednesday after the social network reported a surprisingly strong 63pc rise in profit and an increase in users, with no sign that business was hurt by a scandal over the mishandling of personal data.
Google's former Chinese chief has just raised $500m (€409m) to invest in the country's artificial intelligence startups. But first, he needs their valuations to come back down to earth.
Lei Jun is making unusual preparations for what may be the biggest initial public offering of the year.
Facebook is on tap to report first-quarter results and Wall Street will scour the numbers for any signs of user losses or a drop-off in advertiser spending.