Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including Google left blushing after u-turn on nudity ban, net neutrality vote keeps us surfing in the free world, and Apple plans 9 March product reveal.
Well that lasted long. After just three days, Google has rescinded its decision to block almost all public nudity on its Blogger platform after users inundated the search giant with complaints.
On Tuesday, Google notified its users and the general public that as of 23 March, no images that contain graphic nudity or sexually explicit material could be published on its Blogger platform, unless it was marked as private or as part of an artistic work.
And now, in a massive turnaround, Google took to its forums to say public nudity will remain on Blogger, but called on people to mark pages with nudity as private.
The recent historic FCC vote enforcing net neutrality in the US means the spectre of a two-lane internet has been averted. But telcos may get litigious and in Europe politicians may foul things up yet.
Consumer tech giant Apple is about to reveal some new stuff and has issued invitations to media to attend a special event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, California, on 9 March.
If you don’t already have the date highlighted in your diary, Mother’s Day lands on 15 March in Ireland and the UK, and we have some tips for tech treats you can get to spoil your mammy.
Airbnb is expanding its Irish operation with the hiring of 200 people and the leasing of a new office space.
Dr Pearse Lyons offered words of wisdom to future entrepreneurs as he received an honorary doctorate at Dublin City University.
Twitter is rolling out new safety features to help tackle impersonation, self-harm and the ‘sharing of private and confidential information’.
A digital skills gap amongst the Irish population is halting employment progress, a new report from the European Commission suggests.
Dublin’s Digital Docklands has received a boost with news Dogpatch Labs has moved north of the River Liffey to the pristine CHQ building in the IFSC and that start-ups have filled 90 desks so far.
Dublin-headquartered Mainstream Renewable Power has secured a 15-year contract from the UK National Grid for a 450-megawatt Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in the Outer Fourth Estuary in the North Sea.