Author Archive | Michele Neylon

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WhatsApp Turns On End To End Encryption

Earlier today WhatsApp did something pretty interesting. They turned on “end-to-end encryption” for all their users. As far as users of WhatsApp are concerned the interface and user experience hasn’t changed, though you now have the option to get “security notifications”. You can turn on this new feature via the WhatsApp mobile app by going […]

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Bohemian Rhapsody Played On A Dot Matrix Printer

If you’re old enough your first printer was probably a dot matrix one. Remember waiting for ages for those pages to print? Remember the noise? Well some creative types have managed to hack a dot matrix printer to play music and the result isn’t bad at all. Here’s a rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody as […]

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Social Media In #GE16

Today Ireland went to the polls to vote in the general election. There is less than an 10 minutes of voting left at time of writing. As could be expected the tech giants have “done their bit”. Twitter has turned on a special emoji for the day: While Twitter users have been using the hashtag #GE16 […]

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Amazon Is Prepared For A Zombie Apocalypse

Most people do not read the terms of service associated with the numerous services they sign up to. I know I don’t! But obviously some people have, or maybe Amazon’s legal team either have a sense of humour or way too much time on their hands .. Who knows? In any case the terms of […]

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INTERPOL’s Mick Moran On Safer Internet Day 2016

We’ve spoken to Mick Moran, head of INTERPOL’s Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation unit, a couple of times in the past about his work in law enforcement. Today being Safer Internet Day 2016 here’s a video of Mick talking about what law enforcement and INTERPOL in particular are doing around making the internet a safer […]

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What Do Businesses Care About?

We are currently in the midst of a general election campaign here in Ireland. The political parties and independent candidates and a variety of pressure groups and lobbyists are going to dominate the media (all of them) from now until the election day. But what do Irish businesses care about? What is their experience? As […]

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