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Spinelli Prize 2019 for projects dispelling disinformation

The 2019 Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach is open for entries until 2 December 2019.Up to 16 prizes of €25,000 are awarded to EU citizens and non-governmental organisations based in the EU for high quality contributions which:Promote knowledge of the European Union and a critical reflection on its past, present and futureOr expose anti-EU populist myths on various aspects of the European integration process, including extremist rhetoric ...

  Wednesday, November 20th


The Irish Computer Society is recruiting for 2 project executives

We're looking to recruit two new members of staff to join our team in Dublin 4. Bring your creativity and passion as we're looking for two individuals who can help us to make a real difference with our missions to advocate for digital literacy and the use of technology in education, develop research and policy on all aspects of ICT and supporting the ICT profession ...

   Thursday, November 14th


What they don't teach you at MIT

It is becoming increasingly clear that a set of soft or social skills are complementary to the adoption and use of the most advanced technologies. A 2019 World Development Report – The Changing Nature of Work observes that as machines increasingly take over routine tasks previously performed by humans, tomorrow’s jobs will become ever more about non-routine, cognitive, analytical, and interpersonal tasks. Success in this ...

  Thursday, November 14th


ICS CIO Profile - Kevin Sweeney, Intuition Publishing

This month we take another look at one of the CIOs who volunteers at ICS to give us insight into the motivations and challenges of IT professionals right now.Sweeney is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society and is currently a member of the ICS CIO Advisory Board. Name:  Kevin Sweeney, CIO, Intuition Publishing Bio:  Kevin recently joined Intuition Publishing after 9 years leading ...

  Wednesday, November 13th


ICDL Ireland wins European Best Practice award

Pictured L-R – ICDL Ireland Staff: Declan Munroe (Software Developer), Jim Friars (CEO), Amy Townsend (Marketing Executive) ICDL Ireland won for the second year in a row at this year’s European Best Practice awards for the launch of our new digital certificates for ICDL candidates. Since June 2019 almost 50,000 students have been sent their digital certificate. ICDL Ireland and Irish Computer Society CEO Jim Friars ...

  Wednesday, November 13th


Developers: Get Ready for New SameSite=None; Secure Cookie Settings

Chrome has announced a secure-by-default model for cookies, enabled by a new cookie classification system (spec). This initiative is part of Chrome's ongoing effort to improve privacy and security across the web.Chrome plans to implement the new model with Chrome 80 in February 2020. Mozilla and Microsoft have also indicated intent to implement the new model in Firefox and Edge, on their own timelines. While ...

  Thursday, November 14th


New Privacy Act for Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Congresswomen Propose Creating Strong Set of User Rights, Establishing Digital Privacy Agency & Placing Privacy Obligations on Tech Companies SILICON VALLEY, CA—Today, Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) introduced the Online Privacy Act of 2019, H.R. 4978, sweeping legislation that creates user rights, places obligations on companies to protect users’ data, establishes a new federal agency to enforce privacy protections, ...

   Thursday, November 7th


EU cybersecurity rules: Essential services Report

The Commission has published a report assessing how EU Member States have identified public and private organisations that must put in place cybersecurity measures and report major cyber incidents. These organisations, often called ‘operators of essential services’, are active in crucial areas of the economy and society, such as healthcare, transport, energy, financial infrastructure, water supply and more, and must be particularly resilient to ...

  Friday, November 1st


Spinelli Prize 2019 for projects dispelling disinformation

The 2019 Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach is open for entries until 2 December 2019.Up to 16 prizes of €25,000 are awarded to EU citizens and non-governmental organisations based in the EU for high quality contributions which:Promote knowledge of the European Union and a critical reflection on its past, present and futureOr expose anti-EU populist myths on various aspects of the European integration process, including extremist rhetoric ...

  Wednesday, November 20th


The Irish Computer Society is recruiting for 2 project executives

We're looking to recruit two new members of staff to join our team in Dublin 4. Bring your creativity and passion as we're looking for two individuals who can help us to make a real difference with our missions to advocate for digital literacy and the use of technology in education, develop research and policy on all aspects of ICT and supporting the ICT profession ...

   Thursday, November 14th


What they don't teach you at MIT

It is becoming increasingly clear that a set of soft or social skills are complementary to the adoption and use of the most advanced technologies. A 2019 World Development Report – The Changing Nature of Work observes that as machines increasingly take over routine tasks previously performed by humans, tomorrow’s jobs will become ever more about non-routine, cognitive, analytical, and interpersonal tasks. Success in this ...

  Thursday, November 14th


ICS CIO Profile - Kevin Sweeney, Intuition Publishing

This month we take another look at one of the CIOs who volunteers at ICS to give us insight into the motivations and challenges of IT professionals right now.Sweeney is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society and is currently a member of the ICS CIO Advisory Board. Name:  Kevin Sweeney, CIO, Intuition Publishing Bio:  Kevin recently joined Intuition Publishing after 9 years leading ...

  Wednesday, November 13th


ICDL Ireland wins European Best Practice award

Pictured L-R – ICDL Ireland Staff: Declan Munroe (Software Developer), Jim Friars (CEO), Amy Townsend (Marketing Executive) ICDL Ireland won for the second year in a row at this year’s European Best Practice awards for the launch of our new digital certificates for ICDL candidates. Since June 2019 almost 50,000 students have been sent their digital certificate. ICDL Ireland and Irish Computer Society CEO Jim Friars ...

  Wednesday, November 13th


Developers: Get Ready for New SameSite=None; Secure Cookie Settings

Chrome has announced a secure-by-default model for cookies, enabled by a new cookie classification system (spec). This initiative is part of Chrome's ongoing effort to improve privacy and security across the web.Chrome plans to implement the new model with Chrome 80 in February 2020. Mozilla and Microsoft have also indicated intent to implement the new model in Firefox and Edge, on their own timelines. While ...

  Thursday, November 14th


New Privacy Act for Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Congresswomen Propose Creating Strong Set of User Rights, Establishing Digital Privacy Agency & Placing Privacy Obligations on Tech Companies SILICON VALLEY, CA—Today, Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) introduced the Online Privacy Act of 2019, H.R. 4978, sweeping legislation that creates user rights, places obligations on companies to protect users’ data, establishes a new federal agency to enforce privacy protections, ...

   Thursday, November 7th


EU cybersecurity rules: Essential services Report

The Commission has published a report assessing how EU Member States have identified public and private organisations that must put in place cybersecurity measures and report major cyber incidents. These organisations, often called ‘operators of essential services’, are active in crucial areas of the economy and society, such as healthcare, transport, energy, financial infrastructure, water supply and more, and must be particularly resilient to ...

  Friday, November 1st