The Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs said he will engage with members of the Government to advance the establishment of a cyber-safety programme for our schools.
A recurring complaint about social media is that it fosters “echo chambers,” where people are encouraged to consume only content that reflects views they already hold. These bubbles of positive affirmation have been blamed for the spread of fake news, and are the subject of serious concern for those who use social media regularly.
Recently, U.S. law enforcement officials have re-energized their push for a technical means to bypass encryption, pointing to Symphony: a chat application implemented by banks in 2015 which includes some backdoor access functionality to be utilized in the case of an investigation. This system, officials argue, could be implemented more broadly to provide for secure backdoor access to all communications for law enforcement.