Ireland's Data Protection Commission has hit Meta's Instagram with a €405 million fine for exposing e-mail addresses and phone numbers of under-18s. It's believed to have affected millions of kids.
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Microsoft has finally made the Xbox Game Pass Family & Friends official. The subscription is currently being tested in two countries - Ireland and Colombia. Xbox says global rollout will follow soon.
Microsoft has begun Insider Preview sessions of its upcoming family plan of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The new tier lets subscribers invite four more people into the membership with full benefits.
An investigation by Reuters has found that companies could continue to reduce their tax burdens even after a rule from the OECD designed to stop the use of such schemes comes into effect.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission has issued a €225 million fine to WhatsApp for violating GDPR rules. The DPC also said that WhatsApp will have to change its processes to align with GDPR.
Samsung is now giving Galaxy S21 owners free access to a number of paid partner services that will otherwise cost them more than £250 through Samsung Boost. It's available in the UK and Ireland.
Ireland suffered a crippling ransomware attack on its health care systems, which lead to the shutting down of all its IT systems including COVID-19 testing and other patient services.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission has said it will work with Facebook to ensure that data released online is from a breach which Facebook said happened in 2019 or whether it's more recent.
Samsung and Manna have formed a partnership in Ireland that will see customers in Oranmore receive their orders via drone. They hope to expand the service to all of Ireland in the future.
Sky has re-branded its NOW TV service and is simply now known as NOW. It also changed the name of Passes to Membership. The new brand will arrive in the UK first then Italy, Germany and Ireland.
Twitter has been fined €450,000 in Ireland for failing to notify privacy regulators of a data breach in 2019 and for lack of proper documentation as required by the European Union's GDPR.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) is investigating Instagram over the handling of children's data. If the app is found to have broken privacy laws, the regulator could issue a heavy fine.
The European Union is set to appeal the General Court's decision from July which said Apple had not broken any laws with its tax arrangement with Ireland. The EU says the firm has underpaid its tax.
The EU's second-highest court has sided with Apple and Ireland in the latest episode of an on-going legal battle between the two and the European Commission. The Commission has 14 days to appeal.
Facebook Dating launch in Europe has been hampered by the Irish Data Protection Commission. It was due to arrive today in time for Valentine's Day but now Facebook is delaying the launch.
Google has announced that it is planning to spend €3 billion in Europe over the next two years to bolster the data centres that it operates. The investments will help create more jobs.
Apple has had its hearing the the EU's General Court today. It has claimed that the EU's tax order of €13 billion over its dealings in Ireland are out of proportion and does not reflect reality.
Apple is set to challenge the European Commission in the EU's second-highest court on Tuesday after it was ordered by the EU executive to pay a massive €13 billion ($14.4 billion) in back taxes.
Today Amazon announced two new renewable energy projects in Ireland and the U.S. One is set to be an Amazon Solar Farm and the other an Amazon Wind Farm. Both will supply energy to AWS data centres.
After its limited availability on Amazon devices in the U.S., Apple Music is finally rolling out to the Echo speakers and Fire TV devices in the U.K. and Ireland over the next few weeks.
Sony has said that those buying the new Xperia 10 or Xperia 10 Plus from the Sony eStore will get a free case. The offer is available for those in the UK, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
Facebook has leased out more office space from Allied Irish Banks in order to expand its international operations. The firm can now grow its 4,000-person-strong workforce to around 9,000.
Emmanuel Macron is hopeful that he can get the Germans to side with proposals to levy big tech firms with a digital sales tax of 3%. Yesterday, Ireland, Denmark, and Sweden put brakes on the plans.
Seeking to maintain easy access to the resulting 27-member bloc of countries in the EU, Coinbase has announced the opening of a new office in Ireland as its contingency plan for the looming Brexit.
After handing down its findings a little over a year ago, the European Commission deemed that Apple's arrangement with Ireland required it to repay taxes. Apple has now agreed to pay back €13 billion.
The recent Paradise Papers leak has revealed some interesting details about the dealings by corporations and diplomats alike, with Apple's murky tax practices coming to light as well.
Microsoft has signed a 15-year agreement with GE to purchase all of the wind energy from its new wind farm in Ireland. The deal will better enable clean power sources to be added to the Irish grid.
The Department of Justice is seeking a reversal of the decision taken in its data stored on foreign servers case against Microsoft. The DOJ has raised the issue to the Supreme Court.
Microsoft is increasing its workforce in Ireland by 50%, hiring 600 staff, including 500 at its new Inside Sales Centre, as it prepares to move into a state-of-the-art €134m ($143m) campus in Dublin.
The ongoing saga between Apple and the European Commission rages on as the tech giant joins forces with the Irish Government to have the decision concerning its sizeable tax bill annulled.
Microsoft's holographic headset has been on sale in the US for $3,000, and in Canada for $4,000. But how much does HoloLens cost in the six new markets in which Microsoft has now opened pre-orders?
Microsoft is beginning the international expansion of its holographic ambitions, bringing its HoloLens headset to the first six markets outside of North America, with pre-orders opening today.
At an event in Ireland, Microsoft has just announced the launch of... a book. "A cloud for global good" talks about the cloud and how societies and governments need to deal with the coming revolution.
The Domino's Pizza app in the UK and Ireland offered support for Cortana voice controls and Xbox One SmartGlass - but with Windows phone market share continuing to slide, the app is being shut down.
Noted performer and Apple enthusiast Stephen Fry shared his thoughts on the company's tax problems straight from the iPhone 7 unveiling event. He said Apple should be paying a lot more in taxes.
Following recent price cuts in the US and the UK, Microsoft has now permanently reduced the cost of its Windows 10 Mobile flagships in Europe. In some markets, it's also offering a free Display Dock.
This week saw Apple officially lambasted by the European Commission over its European tax affairs. Today, Tim Cook responds directly, addressing the matter via Ireland's national broadcaster.
Ireland gave "illegal tax benefits" to Apple that allowed the company to pay an effective corporate tax rate as low as 0.005%. The EC says that Ireland must now claim up to €13bn ($14.5bn) in taxes.
An appeals court has ruled in favor of Microsoft, after the company disputed a 2014 order from a US District Court compelling it to hand over emails and customer data stored on a server in Ireland.
Less than five months after it went on sale, Microsoft has slashed 25% off the Lumia 650 in the UK, reducing it to £119.99 SIM-free; and by an even chunkier 35% in Ireland, bringing it down to €149.