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# data - Friday 16 October, 2020

Ballyjamesduff in Cavan has highest Covid-19 incidence rate, Ballyfermot-Drimnagh has highest in Dublin

Ballyjamesduff in Cavan has highest Covid-19 incidence rate, Ballyfermot-Drimnagh has highest in Dublin

Oct 16th 2020, 12:35 PM 50,676 Views 33 Comments

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate overall now stands at 206.7 cases per 100,000.

# data - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Data in detail: Over 100,000 tests, 238 hospitalised cases, a rising 5-day incidence
# Covid19
# Covid19

Data in detail: Over 100,000 tests, 238 hospitalised cases, a rising 5-day incidence

Oct 15th 2020, 3:11 PM 62,347 Views 48 Comments

NPHET is meeting this afternoon to consider additional Covid-19 restrictions.

# data - Monday 12 October, 2020

Privacy activist Max Schrems challenges DPC probe of Facebook EU-US data transfers
# High Court
# High Court

Privacy activist Max Schrems challenges DPC probe of Facebook EU-US data transfers

Oct 12th 2020, 4:45 PM 13,700 Views 0 Comments

The case was heard before the High Court today.

# data - Friday 18 September, 2020

US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons
# China
# China

US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons

Sep 18th 2020, 2:37 PM 21,464 Views 30 Comments

Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.

# data - Thursday 17 September, 2020

14 deaths in September, 77,000 tests, a rising 14-day incidence rate: Here's where Ireland stands as winter approaches
# Covid19
# Covid19

14 deaths in September, 77,000 tests, a rising 14-day incidence rate: Here's where Ireland stands as winter approaches

Sep 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 45,707 Views 64 Comments

We’ve put together the latest statistics – and how to find them – on how Covid-19 is spreading in Ireland and what that means.

# data - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US

Sep 10th 2020, 8:47 AM 21,321 Views 32 Comments

The social media giant said the Data Protection Commission told it the key mechanism it uses to transfer data to the US “cannot in practice be used”.

# data - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Workers who walk or cycle to work less likely to be in receipt of illness benefit, new figures show
# Commuters
# Commuters

Workers who walk or cycle to work less likely to be in receipt of illness benefit, new figures show

Sep 9th 2020, 4:16 PM 22,013 Views 50 Comments

Those on lower salaries were also more likely to be in receipt of illness benefit.

New data shows 2,018 Covid-19 outbreaks in private homes
# Covid19
# Covid19

New data shows 2,018 Covid-19 outbreaks in private homes

Sep 9th 2020, 11:18 AM 25,423 Views 35 Comments

The total number of workplace outbreaks is 85, including 31 in meat processing plants.

# data - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Trump sets deadline for TikTok owner to sell US assets
# China
# China

Trump sets deadline for TikTok owner to sell US assets

Aug 15th 2020, 11:07 AM 22,334 Views 56 Comments

It remains unclear what the TikTok orders mean for the app’s 100 million users in the US.

# data - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit
# Competition
# Competition

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit

Aug 4th 2020, 2:36 PM 15,955 Views 3 Comments

There is concern that acquiring Fitbit’s user data will strengthen Google’s position in targeted advertising.

# data - Friday 26 June, 2020

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective
# Data
# Data

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective

Jun 26th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,930 Views 13 Comments

The app will record if a user is in close contact with another user by exchanging anonymous codes.

# data - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Climate change could put more than 60,000 homes at risk of coastal flooding by 2050
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Climate change could put more than 60,000 homes at risk of coastal flooding by 2050

May 21st 2020, 9:37 AM 17,972 Views 70 Comments

Dublin, Louth and Clare are expected to be the most affected counties.

# data - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Are others really breaking the shutdown rules? Or is it just our perception?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Are others really breaking the shutdown rules? Or is it just our perception?

May 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 39,623 Views 44 Comments

Behavioural expert Dr Shane Timmons says our internal bias can dictate our perception of shutdown compliance.

# data - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Deal with broadband providers to help students learn at home doesn't cover Zoom website

Deal with broadband providers to help students learn at home doesn't cover Zoom website

May 7th 2020, 3:00 PM 17,299 Views 15 Comments

Many third-level institutions and schools are using video calling to home school during the crisis.

# data - Friday 10 April, 2020

The Explainer: What does the data tell us about Ireland's fight against coronavirus?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What does the data tell us about Ireland's fight against coronavirus?

Apr 10th 2020, 3:52 PM 38,036 Views 27 Comments

We speak to two experts about the issue.

Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic

Apr 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,134 Views 47 Comments

There has been increased pressure on the networks as more people work from home and connect with loved ones.

# data - Monday 24 February, 2020

Supreme Court to refer Graham Dwyer data retention appeal to the EU's Court of Justice
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Supreme Court to refer Graham Dwyer data retention appeal to the EU's Court of Justice

Updated Feb 24th 2020, 1:17 PM 50,578 Views 0 Comments

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said the three central questions in the case “each involve difficult issues”.

# data - Friday 21 February, 2020

Your crash course in... the EU's grand plans for 'technological sovereignty'
# Deeptech
# Deeptech

Your crash course in... the EU's grand plans for 'technological sovereignty'

Feb 21st 2020, 2:41 PM 338 Views 0 Comments

The European Commission unveiled a slate of proposals this week on data rules and AI.

# data - Friday 29 November, 2019

Power-hungry data centres are here to stay - what does that mean for Ireland's renewable targets?

Power-hungry data centres are here to stay - what does that mean for Ireland's renewable targets?

Nov 29th 2019, 11:05 AM 323 Views 1 Comment

The energy industry is “due for a change”. That could bring an opportunity.

# data - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Meet the man behind Diaceutics, the data company helping people access life-saving drugs
# Interview
# Interview

Meet the man behind Diaceutics, the data company helping people access life-saving drugs

Nov 7th 2019, 11:01 AM 323 Views 1 Comment

Peter Keeling took the Belfast company public in March and is changing testing for precision medicine.

# data - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload
# Jouez
From The42
# Jouez

Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload

Oct 9th 2019, 5:30 PM 8,994 Views 25 Comments

Eoin Toolan examines the All Blacks’ support play to explain their effectiveness in offloading.

# data - Friday 4 October, 2019

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse
# Message Encryption
# Message Encryption

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

Oct 4th 2019, 11:37 AM 11,595 Views 15 Comments

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

# data - Friday 16 August, 2019

Department told to destroy documents belonging to 3.2 million citizens it kept after PSC applications
# Data Retention
# Data Retention

Department told to destroy documents belonging to 3.2 million citizens it kept after PSC applications

Aug 16th 2019, 12:07 AM 34,758 Views 81 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has found that there is no lawful basis for retaining information from PSC applications.

# data - Friday 2 August, 2019

Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful

Aug 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,407 Views 0 Comments

It comes after an individual made a complaint about the repeated requests to provide information to claim child benefit.

# data - Friday 19 July, 2019

540 jobs on the way as planning permission granted for €500 million data centre in Wicklow
# Echelon Data Centres
# Echelon Data Centres

540 jobs on the way as planning permission granted for €500 million data centre in Wicklow

Jul 19th 2019, 11:31 AM 46,536 Views 50 Comments

Echelon Data Centres was granted permission for the facility to be built at the Avoca River Business Park.

# data - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings

Jul 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 7,339 Views 36 Comments

It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.

# data - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

'I refuse not to feel safe': How women feel about cycling in Dublin
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I refuse not to feel safe': How women feel about cycling in Dublin

Jun 26th 2019, 7:30 PM 24,598 Views 74 Comments

When women cyclists were surveyed, here’s what they had to say about travelling by bike.

# data - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Supreme Court agrees to hear 'leapfrog appeal' in Graham Dwyer case
# Mobile Phones
# Mobile Phones

Supreme Court agrees to hear 'leapfrog appeal' in Graham Dwyer case

Jun 4th 2019, 2:46 PM 26,861 Views 0 Comments

The Supreme Court said that the case “raises complex and novel questions of constitutional and EU law”.

# data - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls
# Spyware
# Spyware

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls

Updated May 14th 2019, 1:00 PM 48,122 Views 30 Comments

The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform.

# data - Monday 29 April, 2019

UK police forces to ask rape victims to hand in mobile phones for investigation
# Digital Privacy
# Digital Privacy

UK police forces to ask rape victims to hand in mobile phones for investigation

Apr 29th 2019, 12:39 PM 20,809 Views 46 Comments

Concerns have been raised by victims groups about new consent forms.

# data - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?

Apr 27th 2019, 10:15 AM 25,652 Views 62 Comments

The Data Protection Commission launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage.

# data - Friday 26 April, 2019

Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog

Apr 26th 2019, 6:06 PM 10,372 Views 21 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.

# data - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords
# Security Breach
# Security Breach

Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords

Mar 21st 2019, 5:28 PM 15,456 Views 31 Comments

It said the passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers.

# data - Monday 18 February, 2019

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies

Feb 18th 2019, 8:23 AM 12,608 Views 16 Comments

A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.

# data - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Aer Lingus exposed over 100 job applicants' details in an email blunder
# Data
# Data

Aer Lingus exposed over 100 job applicants' details in an email blunder

Feb 9th 2019, 8:31 AM 24,015 Views 20 Comments

Candidates’ email addresses were accidentally shared with other jobseekers.

# data - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call
# Apple
# Apple

Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call

Jan 29th 2019, 8:37 AM 11,441 Views 12 Comments

Apple is working to fix the issue.

# data - Monday 28 January, 2019

Data watchdog seeks urgent meeting with Facebook over plans to merge Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger
# Data Concerns
# Data Concerns

Data watchdog seeks urgent meeting with Facebook over plans to merge Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger

Jan 28th 2019, 5:09 PM 19,697 Views 45 Comments

Facebook is said to be planning to integrate its various message platforms, but the Data Protection Commissioner wants clarity.

# data - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Suspect arrested over major data leak targeting German officials including Angela Merkel
# Hacked
# Hacked

Suspect arrested over major data leak targeting German officials including Angela Merkel

Jan 8th 2019, 9:11 AM 7,557 Views 21 Comments

The information comprised addresses, phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents.

# data - Friday 30 November, 2018

Marriott International says up to 500 million hotel guests affected by hack
# Data Hack
# Data Hack

Marriott International says up to 500 million hotel guests affected by hack

Nov 30th 2018, 2:06 PM 11,111 Views 6 Comments

Marriott was alerted on 8 September that there has been an attempt to hack their reservation database in the US.

# data - Monday 19 November, 2018

NUIG data breach concerns as USB possibly storing student details goes missing
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

NUIG data breach concerns as USB possibly storing student details goes missing

Nov 19th 2018, 7:39 PM 13,902 Views 17 Comments

All students who may have been impacted have been notified.