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UK Royal Society: Content removal alone will not halt internet misinformation

Removing harmful scientific misinformation from the internet is not a viable solution for eradicating the issue, a report by the Royal Society has warned. The UK’s national academy of science has said governments and online platforms must invest in fact-checking and improving digital literacy rather than censorship, which it warns could drive it to harder-to-address […]

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Pfizer boss Albert Bourla wins Genesis Prize for vaccine development

Albert Bourla, chairman and chief executive of global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc, was awarded the prestigious Genesis Prize for his efforts in leading the development of a Covid-19 vaccine. The one million US dollar award is granted each year to a person for their professional achievements, contributions to humanity and commitment to Jewish values. The […]

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Encryption service ‘linked to cyber attacks’ taken down in international sting

An encryption service used by cyber attackers to remain anonymous online has been shut down in an international operation involving the UK National Crime Agency. Fifteen server infrastructures were shut down on Monday in an operation led by German police to take down LabVPN. The NCA said that the network was used by criminals connected […]

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Microsoft is Buying Activision Blizzard

Microsoft has announced that it is buying Activision Blizzard. That means that the software giant will own some of the more popular game franchises like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. They’ll also end up with a nice slice of esports as well as a load of technology. They’ll also inherit the staff, which […]

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Here’s What Ireland Watched in 2021

With so many video streaming services available these days it’s often hard to know which TV shows and films are available where. Just Watch does an admirable job of helping you find content as well as suggesting movies and tv shows based on your past preferences. They also track what the most popular TV shows […]

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Netflix Raising Prices (Again!)

Netflix has announced that it will be raising its prices in some markets. The streaming giant will be upping the monthly fees for users in the US and Canada. The new higher prices apply immediately to new signups with existing users’ fees being increased after they’ve been notified. Current members will receive an email notification […]

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