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# Data

All time
# Apple
Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call
Apple is working to fix the issue.
# data concerns
Data watchdog seeks urgent meeting with Facebook over plans to merge Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger
Facebook is said to be planning to integrate its various message platforms, but the Data Protection Commissioner wants clarity.
# Hacked
Suspect arrested over major data leak targeting German officials including Angela Merkel
The information comprised addresses, phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents.
# data hack
Marriott International says up to 500 million hotel guests affected by hack
Marriott was alerted on 8 September that there has been an attempt to hack their reservation database in the US.
# Data Breach
NUIG data breach concerns as USB possibly storing student details goes missing
All students who may have been impacted have been notified.
# Fit and Firing
'I hit my best speed time in six years' - Rob Kearney beats the fear of injury
The Leinster fullback could relate to Michael Owen’s recent honesty about injuries.
# location history
Google records people's movements even when told not to
The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.
# Data Breach
PSNI says it has 'no report' of private data being handed to loyalist paramilitaries
The Irish News says it has seen the data.
# Security
Ticketmaster warns Irish customers may have been affected by data breach
People who purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets between February and 23 June 2018 could be at risk.
# Data Breach
Dixons Carphone yet to determine if Irish customers affected by major cyber attack
The attack attempted to compromise 5.9 million customer payment cards.
# Data Protection
Data Protection Commissioner concludes investigation into Yahoo over massive data breach
500 million people were affected by the breach.
Some US news websites have been blocked by the new EU data law
The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect today.
# Future Focus
Would you let your fridge do the Big Shop for you? The future of your personal data
Or would you sell your personal information to the highest bidder? (If you haven’t already.)
# Ipswich
Hospital staff member sacked for accessing Ed Sheeran data
The BBC reports that two staff members were disciplined on the same date Sheeran was admitted.
# the eighth
Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources
Facebook said that it will not allow any ads coming from foreign sources which are deemed to be “attempting to influence the outcome of the vote on May 25″.
# Data
Twitter urges users to change passwords after data 'unmasked'
Twitter says there’s no indication that there was a data breach.
# Data
Cambridge Analytica shuts down amid Facebook data crisis
Cambridge Analytica sought information on Facebook to build psychological profiles on a large portion of the US electorate.
# data row
UK threatens to issue Zuckerberg with formal summons as he declined to appear to testify
Ignoring a formal summons could invite action by the House of Commons in the UK.
# Data
Concerns over mystery Facebook ads claiming to offer 'unbiased facts' on Eighth Referendum
Facebook users were targeted over the weekend with advertisements directing them to a website which has since disappeared.
# new data rules
WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe
The previous minimum age was 13 years old.
# Data
Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements
Two Facebook executives spoke before an Oireachtas committee this afternoon.
# Max Schrems
EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court
The High Court today set out a number of questions which the European court must answer.
# Data Breach
INM has written to individuals who may be affected by alleged data breach at company
The letter also details former chairperson of INM Leslie Buckley’s involvement in the breach.
# shared
Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent'
To get authorised by Facebook, “advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location,” the statement said.
# Cambridge Analytica
Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'
Up to 45,000 Irish Facebook profiles may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
# Data Breach
Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns
Facebook has admitted that data of up to 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica.
# Cambridge Analytica
Up to 87 million people impacted by Facebook data breach
It was previously thought that 50 million users had been affected.
# Data
Gay dating app Grindr under fire after revelation it shared users' HIV status with third parties
Grindr said in a statement that sharing data with the specific third parties was “industry practice”.
# Facebook
Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues
He rejected criticism of Apple’s Tim Cook who argued Facebook got into trouble because it was so focused on monetising people’s data.
# evidence
'Any possibility of a threesome?': The growing use of text messages in Ireland's criminal investigations
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.
# London
Offices of Cambridge Analytica raided by UK information commissioner
Around 18 enforcement agents entered the company’s London headquarters at around 8pm to execute the warrant.
# Cambridge Analytica
Zuckerberg says there was a 'breach of trust' between Facebook and its users
“I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible for what happens on our platform.”
# homicide figures
Policing Authority denies it 'told tales' on garda civilian staff who raised concerns
The analysts said they were pressured to sign off on inaccurate data.
# Aleksandr Kogan
'I am being used as a scapegoat': Academic who mined Facebook data for Cambridge Analytica
The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?
It has been reported in recent days that Cambridge Analytica allegedly collected information from 50 million Facebook users.
# Cambridge Analytica
'Your phone is a data goldmine': What you can do to protect yourself against data mining
Experts say social media users need to pay attention to the information they agree to share.
# Cambridge Analytica
Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner "following up" with Facebook over Cambridge Analytica
The London based firm has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential election.
# Data Breach
Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach
The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.
# Cambridge Analytica
Facebook accused of misleading British parliament over data leak risk
The social media platform has suspended Cambridge Analytica, which is best known for working on Donald Trump’s election campaign.
# Courts
State does not accept Graham Dwyer's privacy was breached by use of mobile phone records in his trial
Dwyer, 45, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Elaine O’Hara.