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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Data

All time
# High Court
Graham Dwyer told that his challenge against how phone records were used in his trial is 'misconceived'
Dwyer is taking a case against Ireland’s data retention laws.
# Data Breach
Library records of 20 people in Dublin edited to include sexually explicit information
The details of the case were outlined Data Protection Commissioner’s annual report, published today.
# phone records
Graham Dwyer objects to the way phone records were used in his murder trial
Dwyer, 45, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Elaine O’Hara.
# Privacy
Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law
The social media giant has published its privacy principles for the first time.
# tracking app
Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US military bases
The app, made by Strava Labs, shows the movements of its app users around the world.
# security risks
Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe
Patches have been issued to help protect against the flaws.
# Data Protection
Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material
The Data Protection Commissioner has issued guidelines for shops using people’s email addresses for marketing purposes.
# healthcare technology
'Only 10% of data available about a human is actually used': How cognitive computing can change healthcare
A summit held yesterday focused on new technological advancements in the field of healthcare.
# Max Schrems
High Court refers Facebook data case to Europe
The case taken by Austrian privacy lawyer Max Schrems is against Facebook’s transfer of personal data from Europe to the US.
# Game of Thrones
Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data
They’ve threatened to upload entire series and sensitive proprietary files.
# Social Media
Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?
More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.
# Marketing offences
Argos and Virgin Media among companies prosecuted for wrongly sending marketing texts, calls and emails
Argos was ordered to pay €5,000 to charity.
# Data Protection
An Post can't say how it got a woman's data to send out a TV licence
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”.
# bike to work
Cycling to work is only healthy if the government makes it safe, new study says
For male cyclists between the ages of 20 and 29, the negative impacts of cycling outweigh the positive, according to the study.
# Data
Garda brothers and civil servant 'passed confidential information to private detective'
The woman is an aunt of the gardaí.
# no my data is best
Slap on the wrist for Meteor after Three complains over 'more than you can eat data' ad
Three had claimed that it had the superior data offer, and that Meteor’s advert was misleading.
# live a better life
Is the data on your phone secure? Here's how to make sure it is
Security is always a major concern but you have the tools to help prevent the worst from happening.
# live a better life
Have questions about your phone bill or contract? Let us put them to an expert
We’ll be holding a Facebook Live event on Wednesday where your questions will be put to the consumer expert.
# Oops
Some of Three's customers wrongly told they've spent hundreds on internet services
The phone service provider said the messages were sent in error and the issue has been resolved.
# salary gap
Lucrative Lions: Gatland's squad earning €1.8m more per season than All Blacks
New data has detailed some interesting differences between the sides.
# Data Protection
Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies
Over 1,400 data protection complaints were made in 2016, up from 932 in 2015.
# Data Protection
Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches
A medical device containing patients’ personal information was sent for repair to a company in the UK by Saolta University Hospital Group.
# Office
Work remotely? It might make you more stressed and affect your sleep
It can also make you vulnerable to unpaid overtime, according to a UN study.
# Data
Analysis: Where have Ireland's 36 tries over the last year come from?
Joe Schmidt’s side are heavily reliant on their lineout as a source for their scores.
# self drive
Driverless cars - another step towards Big Brother?
Data is the new oil,” Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich said last month.
# WhatsApp
Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data
The new ComReg report also found that Ireland is expensive for home broadband, but relatively cheap for mobile bills.
# my privacy
As Ireland's smart cities develop, a government report warns of data security needs
How much of our data are we willing to compromise for an easier life and a more efficient city?
# crackdown
Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit
Critics say the approach could open a door to fraudsters.
# Disconnected
'It's not social to be on social media': The Irishman moving off-the-grid for a happier life
An RTÉ documentary airing tonight explores how much our digital fingerprint is telling the world about us.
# Breakdown
These are the areas in Ireland with the slowest and fastest broadband speeds
The slowest is Legan in Longford, while the fastest is Drimnagh in Dublin 12.
# Data Collection
Google's Irish boss thinks government departments need to be more like Estonia
The eastern European country has been quick to embrace new technology.
# ageing action
Sex could be great for ageing women's health - but risky for older men
That’s according to researchers, who have analysed data from over 2000 people.
# now you C me
You're going to start seeing more of these new USB ports from now on
USB Type-C ports and cables are slowly becoming a standard feature for devices, and they’re here to stay.
# polls apart
Did opinion polls get it wrong - again?
Not really.
# Data
Kitman Labs is the company with the real-life Moneyball factor
The startup, now based in San Francisco, counts legendary baseball manager Billy Beane as an advisor.
# Data Breach
Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members
The Irish Aviation Authority said the error was down to a technical issue which has now been resolved.
# prevention
This headband could help athletes avoid the worst damage from concussions
By monitoring the severity of concussions, the BrainBAND aims to prevent long-term injuries from developing.
You leave a data trail everywhere you go. Creepy? Maybe, but it's the world we live in
We need to be aware of our personal data trails, and how they can be used, writes Brian Mac Namee.
# finishing touches
The new way US tech giants are going to handle your data is almost in place
The EU and US have released details of their Privacy Shield agreement, designed to replace its previous data transfer agreement Safe Harbour.
# Ambition
Facebook's plans to take over the world are taking two steps forward
Virtual reality is the major focus but it’s also looking at ways to help people deal with more data-intensive services like video.