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Marie O’Gorman (left), from Walkinstown, Co. Dublin and Dorothy Harrington,  from Sandymount, Co. Dublin at Google’s Dublin HQ today..

Google and Age Action have once again joined forces to find Ireland’s top ‘silver surfers’.

YOU have until the 15th of September to “nominate an older person who wishes to be patronised in this manner has embraced new technology”.

*”Ma, get in here”*

Google Age Action Silver Surfers (Age Action)

Picture: Jason Clarke

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Bluebox Security, a stealth security startup claims to have discovered a flaw in Google’s Android operating system which can enable rogue apps to gain full access to the Android system, read all data, harvest passwords and create a botnet and also turn any legitimate application into a malicious Trojan, completely unnoticed by the app store, the phone, or the end user.

Potentially, this could affect any Android phone manufactured in the last 4 years, some 900 million devices.

The flaw enables a hacker to modify the Master Key or APK code without breaking the cryptographic signature. A hacker could have access to any or all permissions on a device.

Everyone stay cool.

Uncovering Android Master Key That Makes 99% of Devices Vulnerable (Bluebox Security blog)

4a465e226d0311e19e4a12313813ffc0_7Google’s Ireland HQ

What are they building in there?

Invoices, mainly.

The company had told [MP Margaret] Hodge’s committee that its advertising sales take place in Ireland, rather than the UK, an argument which she described as “deeply unconvincing and has been undermined by information from whistleblowers, including ex-employees of Google, who told us that UK-based staff are engaged in selling”.

Concluding that Google’s Irish employees simply processed the bills, Hodge said that Google adopted a “highly contrived tax arrangement that has no purpose other than to enable the company to avoid UK corporation tax”.

Google generated around £11.5bn in revenue from the UK between 2006 and 2011, but paid just £10m in corporation tax, found the PAC report.


*sinks into beanbag*


MPs recommend comprehensive inquiry into Google’s ‘unconvincing’ tax affairs (Guardian)

Yesterday: Google Office Envy Latest

Pic Steven Cooper

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Miniature coding computers for others.

Google’s PR people do not go home early on a Bank Holiday Friday.

Oh no.

Google has announced a new partnership with Trinity College Dublin which it says will “radically change” the way computers are taught in Irish schools.

It will provide 1,000 teachers with miniature coding computers which Google says will help students learn the skills needed in the digital economy.

The internet giant is undertaking the partnership to mark 10 years in Ireland and will provide €1.5 million in funding to the project. It aims to affect a significant long-term change through “innovative educational interventions focused on the second-level system.

€1.5 million?


One and a half million Euros.

A Million.

And a half.

The scheme will see 1,000 teachers given miniature coding computers (Newstalk)

Pics: Panaramoi and Google