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A hospital in Tullamore has been hit by a ransomware attack.

A hospital in Tullamore is working to restore its systems after a ransomware attack. In a statement, the Health Service Executive said the Dublin Mi(...)

Ciarán Martin, chief executive officer of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, was in Dublin recently to address the Institute of International and European Affairs. File photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images

We live in ignorant bliss of the cyber threats security agencies have averted. It’s the nature of the beast that the agencies involved don’t make publ(...)

Worldwide web founder Tim Berners-Lee. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

This week, at the launch of the Web Summit in Lisbon, creator of the worldwide web, Tim Berners-Lee, cautioned that the internet was now at a “tipping(...)

Can AI help us to achieve our dreams of a better work-life balance?

The impacts of rapid developments in technology and potential risks and benefits for society from artificial intelligence will be explored at a public(...)

Noppera-Bo Technologies has developed a product that uses advanced machine learning to simplify the process of redacting identifiable information from CCTV or other video sources

A consortium of Irish companies has been chosen to work on a project to help Swedish local authorities redact identifiable information from CCTV and v(...)

Cathay Pacific said that it first detected “suspicious activity” in March. Photograph: Reuters

Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flag carrier, has suffered a huge data leak, revealing late on Wednesday that someone gained “unauthorised access” to the (...)

A senior judge has warned of the need for urgent action to revise a 2011 law that allows State agencies to access people’s phone and internet records

A senior judge has warned of the need for urgent action to revise a 2011 law that allows State agencies to access people’s phone and internet records,(...)

Facebook chairman, Mark Zuckerberg  Photograph: PA Wire

Facebook has tentatively concluded that spammers looking to make money, and not a nation- state, were behind the largest-ever data theft at the social(...)

Once your data is breached – even just a single login and password – it leaves you vulnerable in ways you might never imagine. Photograph: iStock

Earlier this week, while checking my spam folder in search of a wayward email, one message caught my eye. The subject heading was one of my own login (...)

A protester with cardboard cutouts depicting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. When the Cambridge Analytica story broke in March, many were shocked at the way that Facebook had approached data management. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Accountability is not just about punishment – it is about making sure that we can trust the services and products we use, and that we get a huge amoun(...)

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