Marie Boran

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Depending on which group of experts you refer to for your calculations, 30 minutes of Netflix amounts to driving between .5 and 4 miles in terms of CO2 emissions. Photograph: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

If someone told me a month ago that the name on everybody’s lips is going to be Joe Exotic, I would have been understandably confused. But it’s true: (...)

Virtual-reality technology can allow for a more immersive experience when working from home.

More than 15,000 cases or more of Covid-19 by the end of the month and a further rise in cases in the weeks thereafter. This is the stark warning deli(...)

Chris Gray, a former Facebook content moderator, outside the company’s office at Grand Canal Dock. Photograph: Alan Betson

Chris Gray was a community operations analyst for Facebook. His job was content moderation – reviewing user-reported content that ranged from puppies (...)

Aside from hiring a third-party organisation to fact-check posts, should social media platforms shoulder more responsibility? The algorithm that serves content to users, after all, is designed to maximise eyeballs on screens regardless of that content.

It was Jonathan Swift who said in 1710 that “falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it”. Fittingly, a version of this quote is almost always (...)

Which Friend are  you?  Courteney Cox  as Monica, Matt LeBlanc as Joey, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe, David Schwimmer as Ross, Matthew Perry as Chandler, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel.  Photograph:   Bank via Getty

Despite the introduction of GDPR, the majority of websites have dark designs on your personal data. Whether it is outright failure to recognise your e(...)

If you feel like a past web search or purchase is following you around the web in the form of ads popping up everywhere from Facebook to your favourite news sites, this is because they are thanks to these trackers. Photograph: Getty

Let 2020 be the year you reclaim your online privacy. Stop third party advertisers dead in their tracks as they attempt to follow your every move onli(...)

Google employees in Dublin take part in an organised walkout   in November 2018: some 20,000 employees in 50 cities across the globe were involved in the walkout. Photograph:   Nick Bradshaw

The big news in tech this week is the announcement that Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down as executives of parent compan(...)

A comparison of an original and deepfake video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Elyse Samuels/The Washington Post via Getty Images

In a computer science lab in Dublin City University (DCU) students are busy at work. Take a closer look and you will realise they are creating deepfak(...)

In his opening address to Digital Summit Dublin, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said new questions were being raised around the development and applications of AI and machine learning. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

The Digital Summit Dublin, now in its third year, is probably one of the more interesting Irish technology gatherings you’ve never heard of. With high(...)

KeepAppy co-founders Aimée-Louise Carton and  Will Ben Sims, and Carton’s dog, Aura.

“I called a helpline. It wasn’t with the intention for them to save me, because I really didn’t think they could. I just wanted to have the call logge(...)

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