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# Anonymous

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# senior official
'It's like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak': White House official pens anonymous book on Trump
Excerpts of the book, released on 19 November, were published in the Washington Post.
# Data Protection
Fears over publishing anonymous list of former ministers' pensions in case they were easily identifiable
The 2017 list was never published due to concerns over data protection and that even an anonymous list could create a breach.
# comment is free
Eoghan Murphy says there were 'crazier' ideas than Varadkar's to create pro-Fine Gael online accounts
A new biography of Varadkar’s rise to power says that he suggested creating anonymous accounts to comment on news stories.
# white house hunt
Mike Pence and Pompeo deny writing explosive 'resistance' opinion piece
“The NYT should be ashamed and so should the person who wrote the false, illogical, and gutless op-ed,” Pence’s spokesperson said.
# smash and grab
'I want accountability' - Man has personal data stolen from car of Social Protection employee
The file of local man John Cash was contained in a briefcase stolen from a car park in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, in 2014.
# Anonymous
Mila Kunis revealed how she has been secretly trolling Mike Pence over his abortion views
“I don’t look at it like a prank, I strongly disagree and this is my little way of showing it”
# not at home
'The weight of the black secret that I have carried around': Women share anonymous abortion stories
A new project, called Not At Home, is gathering their stories.
# george gilmore
Police want to know who wrote them anonymous letter with 'vital information' on murder of prominent loyalist
44-year-old George Gilmore was gunned down in broad daylight in Carrickfergus in March.
# The Sun
Irish hacker behind Rupert Murdoch suicide hoax avoids jail
Six years ago Darren Martyn and others redirected users from The Sun’s website to a page that said Rupert Murdoch was dead.
# Anonymous
UK judge sacked for 'abusive' comments on news articles about his cases
Under a pseudonym, the judge called commenters “donkeys” and “trolls”.
# Bonfire Night
PICTURES: Thousands take to the streets of London for Million Mask March
There were restrictions on the demonstrations over fears of violence.
# taking aim
Online group Anonymous aims to bring down major Trump site
The hacktivist group has had a long-running campaign against the presidential hopeful.
# jilted generation
Prodigy front-man threatened by hacker group over alleged enthusiasm for fox-hunting
Dancer and vocalist Keith Flint, famous for his distinctive spiked hairstyle, has found himself the subject of attention from Anonymous.
# Terrorism
Cyber security analyst identifies 20 Islamic State supporters based in Ireland
Two recruitment sites are also operating on Irish webspace.
# hoods off
The hacker group Anonymous has exposed hundreds of alleged Ku Klux Klan members
‘This is not about the ideas of members of the Ku Klux Klan. This is about the behaviours of members of KKK splinter cells that bear the hallmarks of terrorism.’
# Anonymous
Thousands take to the streets in Guy Fawkes masks in centre of London
So far the anti-capitalist group has set fire to a police car.
# taking off the hood
Hacker group Anonymous is about to expose 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members
Anonymous has been in a cyber war with the group since protests in Ferguson, Missouri last year.
# Whistleblower
High Court directs Twitter to reveal info on anonymous user
A man who appeared in an RTÉ Prime Time programme earlier this year claims he was defamed by the user.
# Anonymous
Ronaldo disguises himself as bearded street performer to play prank in Madrid
You would recognise that footwork anywhere.
# Suspicious
Talk to Joan: 400 calls about dole and welfare fraud EVERY WEEK
Over 4,000 case investigations were carried out by the Department’s Special Investigation Unit.
# Anonymous
The HSE wants to hear from men who have sex with men as part of a major new survey
The anonymous survey includes questions about relationships, sex life, risks and precautions – and takes about 15 minutes to complete.
# Donors
Treatment suspended for hundreds of IVF couples over new laws
The new Child and Family Relationship Bill could cause issues for those using anonymous donors of egg and sperm.
# Anonymous
The New York Times made a woman's dream of being an 'anonymous source' come true
As Gabrielle once sang, “Dreams can come true”.
# Fallout
These ghostly photos show the buildings the Celtic Tiger abandoned
The changing face of Ireland’s landscape.
Mysterious Youtuber made over €4 million last year - and nobody knows who she is
She unwraps children’s toys.
# Anonymous
Dublin Sinn Féin councillor receives death threat warning him not to attend water protest meeting
Jonathan Graham says he will still attend the meeting, despite the threat.
# her
A new app called Samantha only lets you text a real woman named Samantha
One of the main rules is not to fall in love with her.
# Cyberbullying
New CEO of Ask.fm commits to making the site safer for users
Speaking this morning, Doug Leeds specified a number of areas the site will be focusing on improving security in.
# Interview
US commando who killed Osama bin Laden to reveal identity
An interview with the Navy Seal will air on Fox News next month.
# Pseudonym
Facebook is preparing to release an anonymous chat app soon
And if you’re thinking this sounds similar to apps like Secret or Whisper, you would be correct.
# JobBridge
Joan Burton's department has refused to name most of the companies who use JobBridge
Sixty-eight per cent of companies who advertised over 9,000 posts on the JobBridge asked to remain anonymous.
# Anonymous
Hacker-turned-informer spared more prison time
Hector Xavier Monsegur, known as Sabu, taught the US government about the inner workings of hacking collectives like Anonymous.
# Anonymous
BNP leader Nick Griffin's twitter account hacked... for "no political reasons"
The BNP leader’s Twitter stream is now full of nonsense and offensive tweets.
# holy donation
Bags of €16,000 in punts found behind statue in Cork church
Two members of the parish staff found the donation when cleaning.
# Anonymous
TD wants tougher controls of online currencies such as Bitcoin
Patrick O’Donovan has written to the Oireachtas Communications Committee asking them to investigate anonymous internet payments made possible by digital currencies.
# Complaint
One poor Stockport fan was sent a letter claiming he 'stinks'
The identity of both the writer and the recipient of the note is currently unclear.
# Anonymous
Meet the solicitor who's changing the power balance in finding legal help
A new website, set up by a Cork solicitor, could be a gamechanging way of finding legal help.
# security settings
How to become (almost) invisible on Facebook
Randomers making friend requests? Adverts irritating you? These tips might help.
# Anonymous
The 1998 letter that warned police about Jimmy Savile
“The image that Jimmy Savile has tried to portray over the years is someone who is deeply concerned with his fellow man; however, the thrust of this is entirely the opposite.”
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added completely pointless things
Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.