12pm News Alertsfrom Silicon RepublicSilicon Republic Silicon Republic is a leading source for technology, science and start-up news, information and resources for people who are passionate about STEM. in the 04/12/2016edition:
Just one year after selling Realex to Global Payments for €115m, Colm Lyon is once again on a roll as his spin-out from Realex, Fire Financial Services, has processed some €4m worth of transactions in the first four months of 2016.
According to a leading AI expert, a future in which AI can reach its full potential could be scuppered if those putting forward an apocalyptic outcome continue to create an aura of fear around the technology.
US software giant Microsoft, which has substantial software and data centre infrastructure in Ireland, has become the first US multinational to endorse the EU-US Privacy Shield, the successor to Safe Harbour, potentially ending months of data hanging in legal limbo.
The details of more than 55m Filipinos are in danger of being rifled by hackers after a electoral database belonging to the Philippines' Commission on Elections was exposed in what could be the largest-ever hacking of a government site in history.