Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including a new definition of broadband, Ireland’s Magna Carta for the data revolution, and a lesson in data protection from Trinity College Dublin.
US telecoms watchdog FCC has redefined broadband by raising the minimum download speed from 4Mbps to 25Mbps and the minimum upload speed from 1Mbps to 3Mbps – a wake-up call to telcos worldwide.
As the war over trust and privacy online intensifies Irish data scientists will next week call on EU chiefs to create a ‘Magna Carta’ on data ethics for Europe.
A new €1.6m fund provided by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Irish Government will provide crucial funding for 39 initiatives that are aiming to put STEM at the forefront of Ireland’s future generations.
Ireland’s first dedicated banking hackathon will take place this weekend at the NDRC in Dublin. Organised by Ulster Bank, it aims to bring together more than 120 coders, designers, mentors and investors.
A new SURE tax incentive to help people start their own businesses and a 60pc increase in ICT graduates are key measures of the latest step in Ireland’s plan to achieve full employment by 2018.
A new software update for DJI-made drones will see all flights disabled around not just the White House in Washington, DC, but also the thousands of airports in the US.
A mysterious QR code projected onto the front of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and dotted around campus has taught a significant number of people a valuable lesson in securing your own data.
ICON, a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical-device industries, is creating a new global innovation hub in Ireland, bringing 200 jobs for the country.
oogle is fighting back against accusations of cosying up to governments by denying it did nothing to prevent the US government from gaining access to the data of three of its employees.
Reddit has released its first transparency report – in line with many other major tech companies – with their figures showing that they complied with 64pc of US government requests.
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