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# data - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Cambridge Analytica shuts down amid Facebook data crisis
# Data
# Data

Cambridge Analytica shuts down amid Facebook data crisis

May 2nd 2018, 8:10 PM 13,735 Views 38 Comments

Cambridge Analytica sought information on Facebook to build psychological profiles on a large portion of the US electorate.

# data - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

UK threatens to issue Zuckerberg with formal summons as he declined to appear to testify
# Data Row
# Data Row

UK threatens to issue Zuckerberg with formal summons as he declined to appear to testify

May 1st 2018, 4:49 PM 12,107 Views 33 Comments

Ignoring a formal summons could invite action by the House of Commons in the UK.

Concerns over mystery Facebook ads claiming to offer 'unbiased facts' on Eighth Referendum
# Data
# Data

Concerns over mystery Facebook ads claiming to offer 'unbiased facts' on Eighth Referendum

May 1st 2018, 6:00 AM 28,065 Views 161 Comments

Facebook users were targeted over the weekend with advertisements directing them to a website which has since disappeared.

# data - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe
# New Data Rules
# New Data Rules

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

Apr 25th 2018, 8:04 AM 30,191 Views 28 Comments

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

# data - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements
# Data
# Data

Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements

Apr 17th 2018, 6:29 PM 12,092 Views 87 Comments

Two Facebook executives spoke before an Oireachtas committee this afternoon.

# data - Thursday 12 April, 2018

EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court
# Max Schrems
# Max Schrems

EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court

Apr 12th 2018, 2:42 PM 6,473 Views 0 Comments

The High Court today set out a number of questions which the European court must answer.

# data - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

INM has written to individuals who may be affected by alleged data breach at company
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

INM has written to individuals who may be affected by alleged data breach at company

Apr 11th 2018, 1:31 PM 5,626 Views 0 Comments

The letter also details former chairperson of INM Leslie Buckley’s involvement in the breach.

# data - Friday 6 April, 2018

Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent'
# Shared
# Shared

Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent'

Apr 6th 2018, 9:28 PM 11,794 Views 41 Comments

To get authorised by Facebook, “advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location,” the statement said.

# data - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'
# Cambridge Analytica
# Cambridge Analytica

Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'

Apr 5th 2018, 9:45 PM 19,203 Views 68 Comments

Up to 45,000 Irish Facebook profiles may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns

Apr 5th 2018, 6:42 PM 5,638 Views 25 Comments

Facebook has admitted that data of up to 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica.

# data - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Up to 87 million people impacted by Facebook data breach
# Cambridge Analytica
# Cambridge Analytica

Up to 87 million people impacted by Facebook data breach

Apr 4th 2018, 8:24 PM 25,564 Views 28 Comments

It was previously thought that 50 million users had been affected.

# data - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Gay dating app Grindr under fire after revelation it shared users' HIV status with third parties
# Data
# Data

Gay dating app Grindr under fire after revelation it shared users' HIV status with third parties

Apr 3rd 2018, 1:02 PM 15,086 Views 36 Comments

Grindr said in a statement that sharing data with the specific third parties was “industry practice”.

# data - Monday 2 April, 2018

Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues
# Facebook
# Facebook

Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues

Apr 2nd 2018, 3:40 PM 12,143 Views 33 Comments

He rejected criticism of Apple’s Tim Cook who argued Facebook got into trouble because it was so focused on monetising people’s data.

# data - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'Any possibility of a threesome?': The growing use of text messages in Ireland's criminal investigations
# Evidence
# Evidence

'Any possibility of a threesome?': The growing use of text messages in Ireland's criminal investigations

Mar 29th 2018, 6:00 AM 59,053 Views 0 Comments

Experts say there is a huge amount of valuable data on a person’s phone that can be used if they are accused of a crime.

# data - Friday 23 March, 2018

Offices of Cambridge Analytica raided by UK information commissioner
# London
# London

Offices of Cambridge Analytica raided by UK information commissioner

Mar 23rd 2018, 10:10 PM 9,707 Views 31 Comments

Around 18 enforcement agents entered the company’s London headquarters at around 8pm to execute the warrant.

# data - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Zuckerberg says there was a 'breach of trust' between Facebook and its users
# Cambridge Analytica
# Cambridge Analytica

Zuckerberg says there was a 'breach of trust' between Facebook and its users

Mar 21st 2018, 8:04 PM 16,370 Views 28 Comments

“I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible for what happens on our platform.”

Policing Authority denies it 'told tales' on garda civilian staff who raised concerns
# Homicide Figures
# Homicide Figures

Policing Authority denies it 'told tales' on garda civilian staff who raised concerns

Mar 21st 2018, 1:51 PM 11,504 Views 8 Comments

The analysts said they were pressured to sign off on inaccurate data.

'I am being used as a scapegoat': Academic who mined Facebook data for Cambridge Analytica
# Aleksandr Kogan
# Aleksandr Kogan

'I am being used as a scapegoat': Academic who mined Facebook data for Cambridge Analytica

Mar 21st 2018, 10:02 AM 13,847 Views 40 Comments

The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.

Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

Mar 21st 2018, 8:41 AM 16,591 Views 54 Comments

It has been reported in recent days that Cambridge Analytica allegedly collected information from 50 million Facebook users.

'Your phone is a data goldmine': What you can do to protect yourself against data mining
# Cambridge Analytica
# Cambridge Analytica

'Your phone is a data goldmine': What you can do to protect yourself against data mining

Mar 21st 2018, 6:05 AM 28,697 Views 9 Comments

Experts say social media users need to pay attention to the information they agree to share.

# data - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner "following up" with Facebook over Cambridge Analytica
# Cambridge Analytica
# Cambridge Analytica

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner "following up" with Facebook over Cambridge Analytica

Mar 20th 2018, 3:05 PM 22,092 Views 47 Comments

The London based firm has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential election.

Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach

Mar 20th 2018, 8:56 AM 11,233 Views 23 Comments

The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.

# data - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Facebook accused of misleading British parliament over data leak risk
# Cambridge Analytica
# Cambridge Analytica

Facebook accused of misleading British parliament over data leak risk

Mar 18th 2018, 6:12 PM 8,776 Views 12 Comments

The social media platform has suspended Cambridge Analytica, which is best known for working on Donald Trump’s election campaign.

# data - Thursday 15 March, 2018

State does not accept Graham Dwyer's privacy was breached by use of mobile phone records in his trial
# Courts
# Courts

State does not accept Graham Dwyer's privacy was breached by use of mobile phone records in his trial

Mar 15th 2018, 6:39 PM 15,760 Views 0 Comments

Dwyer, 45, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Elaine O’Hara.

# data - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Graham Dwyer told that his challenge against how phone records were used in his trial is 'misconceived'
# High Court
# High Court

Graham Dwyer told that his challenge against how phone records were used in his trial is 'misconceived'

Mar 14th 2018, 8:18 PM 28,704 Views 0 Comments

Dwyer is taking a case against Ireland’s data retention laws.

# data - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Library records of 20 people in Dublin edited to include sexually explicit information
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Library records of 20 people in Dublin edited to include sexually explicit information

Feb 27th 2018, 10:31 AM 32,589 Views 28 Comments

The details of the case were outlined Data Protection Commissioner’s annual report, published today.

# data - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Graham Dwyer objects to the way phone records were used in his murder trial
# Phone Records
# Phone Records

Graham Dwyer objects to the way phone records were used in his murder trial

Feb 20th 2018, 8:35 PM 26,111 Views 0 Comments

Dwyer, 45, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Elaine O’Hara.

# data - Monday 29 January, 2018

Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law
# Privacy
# Privacy

Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law

Jan 29th 2018, 10:34 AM 10,622 Views 14 Comments

The social media giant has published its privacy principles for the first time.

Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US military bases
# Tracking App
# Tracking App

Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US military bases

Jan 29th 2018, 9:05 AM 36,030 Views 22 Comments

The app, made by Strava Labs, shows the movements of its app users around the world.

# data - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe
# Security Risks
# Security Risks

Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe

Jan 4th 2018, 1:39 PM 17,816 Views 41 Comments

Patches have been issued to help protect against the flaws.

# data - Friday 10 November, 2017

Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material

Nov 10th 2017, 6:20 AM 24,681 Views 21 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has issued guidelines for shops using people’s email addresses for marketing purposes.

# data - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'Only 10% of data available about a human is actually used': How cognitive computing can change healthcare
# Healthcare Technology
# Healthcare Technology

'Only 10% of data available about a human is actually used': How cognitive computing can change healthcare

Oct 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,623 Views 2 Comments

A summit held yesterday focused on new technological advancements in the field of healthcare.

# data - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

High Court refers Facebook data case to Europe
# Max Schrems
# Max Schrems

High Court refers Facebook data case to Europe

Oct 3rd 2017, 12:03 PM 8,645 Views 0 Comments

The case taken by Austrian privacy lawyer Max Schrems is against Facebook’s transfer of personal data from Europe to the US.

# data - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data
# Game Of Thrones
# Game Of Thrones

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

Aug 8th 2017, 11:21 AM 27,984 Views 36 Comments

They’ve threatened to upload entire series and sensitive proprietary files.

# data - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?
# Social Media
# Social Media

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

Jul 30th 2017, 8:45 AM 13,495 Views 19 Comments

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

# data - Monday 17 July, 2017

Argos and Virgin Media among companies prosecuted for wrongly sending marketing texts, calls and emails
# Marketing Offences
# Marketing Offences

Argos and Virgin Media among companies prosecuted for wrongly sending marketing texts, calls and emails

Jul 17th 2017, 10:07 AM 13,006 Views 9 Comments

Argos was ordered to pay €5,000 to charity.

# data - Friday 14 July, 2017

An Post can't say how it got a woman's data to send out a TV licence
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

An Post can't say how it got a woman's data to send out a TV licence

Jul 14th 2017, 12:05 AM 50,558 Views 100 Comments

An Post says that it cannot tell members of the public how it obtains names and addresses as it is “not in the public interest”.

# data - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Cycling to work is only healthy if the government makes it safe, new study says
# Bike To Work
# Bike To Work

Cycling to work is only healthy if the government makes it safe, new study says

Jun 7th 2017, 12:00 PM 12,609 Views 69 Comments

For male cyclists between the ages of 20 and 29, the negative impacts of cycling outweigh the positive, according to the study.

# data - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Garda brothers and civil servant 'passed confidential information to private detective'
# Data
# Data

Garda brothers and civil servant 'passed confidential information to private detective'

May 9th 2017, 6:03 AM 16,259 Views 0 Comments

The woman is an aunt of the gardaí.

# data - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Slap on the wrist for Meteor after Three complains over 'more than you can eat data' ad
# No My Data Is Best
# No My Data Is Best

Slap on the wrist for Meteor after Three complains over 'more than you can eat data' ad

May 4th 2017, 2:46 PM 23,295 Views 35 Comments

Three had claimed that it had the superior data offer, and that Meteor’s advert was misleading.