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In wake of Brussels terrorist attacks, Facebook activates Safety Check

Mar 22, 2016 03:38 pm

Following today’s (22 March) terrorist attacks in Brussels that have killed at least 34 people and injured many more, Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature once again to allow people to inform friends and family that they’re safe.

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Time to freeze your car keys – hackers can now steal cars with radio signals

Mar 22, 2016 03:13 pm

It’s time to put your car keys in with your frozen chips – German vehicle security researchers have discovered that up to 24 different car models with keyless entry systems can be hacked and stolen through a radio amplification attack.

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How will we store data in the zettabyte era? (Infographic)

Mar 22, 2016 03:12 pm

The amount of data we produce nowadays is truly mind-boggling.

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3 issues defining data protection in Ireland today

Mar 22, 2016 03:00 pm

To mark Data Week, Mason Hayes & Curran looks at three areas surrounding data protection that are important both now and for the future.

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10 key moments in Colin Farrell’s wonderful 1916 Rising Google tour

Mar 22, 2016 02:31 pm

Google’s virtual tour of the 1916 Rising has been doing the rounds for a while now but, as the 100-year anniversary commemorations gather steam, interest in it is peaking.

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Canada’s Prof Michael Butler named incoming NIBRT CSO

Mar 22, 2016 12:00 pm

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) in Dublin has announced its new chief scientific officer (CSO) will be Prof Michael Butler, who will take up the role on 1 September.

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14 GIFs that will make you wish science was an 8-bit video game (and it will be!)

Mar 22, 2016 11:30 am

Kudos to illustrator Diego Sanches for these pixel art visions of super scientists with superpowers, playable soon via Superinteressante.

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Watch: Amazing video of stars exploding with light, then dying

Mar 22, 2016 11:13 am

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has just landed another first, capturing an exploding star’s shockwave – what astronomers call the “shock breakout”.

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5 tips to help protect your business from cybercrime

Mar 22, 2016 11:10 am

Businesses of all sizes are at risk from the ongoing threat of cyberattacks and the theft of sensitive data. George O’Dowd from Novi Technology details the risks businesses face from cybercrime and the steps they can take to protect their business.

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Face2Face lets you make anyone say stupid things on YouTube

Mar 22, 2016 10:01 am

Have you ever felt like you wanted to create a video where you could make a politician say anything you wanted, in real-time, on YouTube? Well, now there’s Face2Face.

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