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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Data

All time
What if we could call the election result before it even happens?
David Higgins has spent the past year building a statistical model which he hopes will accurately predict the outcome of the general election next week.
# pay me my money down
Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer
The suggested wage at €11.50 per hour, based on the Civil Service 37 hour standard net working week, equates to an annual salary of €22,203.
# gone
Ireland's missing people: The numbers behind the heartbreak
We’ve been examining the stats behind the thousands of missing persons reports made in Ireland.
# sponsored by iD
There are 6 different types of phone users... Which one are you?
Let’s find out.
# TechGuide
What exactly is the 'other' section in your phone's storage space for?
It has a purpose, honest.
# Action Plan for Jobs
Breakdown: These are the sectors that employed 126,000 people in the past 3 years
Fourteen sectors are included in the data, which shows an increase in the number of people employed in each industry.
# TechKnowHow
This is how you take control of your privacy on Windows 10
It’s been out for more than a month now but if you are concerned about what data is being shared, here’s how to change that.
# cé mhéad fáilte
Asylum and refugees: How Ireland compares to the rest of the world
A new analysis of official figures, by
# terms and conditions apply
Spotify was heavily criticised for its new privacy policy, but was it deserved?
The company apologised for the changes, but is it as bad as people are making it out to be?
# ashley madison
Hackers have released 32 million people's details stolen from an affair website
They had stolen the data a month ago.
The next general election? You should trust the bookies a lot more than the opinion polls...
The polls got things badly wrong prior to the UK general election, and this is a trend that’s set to continue argues John Byrne.
# TechGuide
Should you bother ejecting a USB drive properly?
You’re regularly nagged about it when you don’t but is it any harm to just take it out manually?
# Eyes in the sky
Here's why every flight you take is obsessively monitored
An engine alone, for example, is likely to have as many as 5,000 elements monitored every second.
# cut off
Social welfare screw-up left lone parent without child benefit
The parent’s benefit payments were stopped after a screw-up involving someone else’s PPS number.
You might care about your online privacy... but would you pay for it?
Would you pay for any the services you can currently use for free if it meant you had more privacy?
It's change of mind time for the CAO – but do students really know what they're getting into?
What makes one student successful when another fails? In answering this question, we’re not using one valuable resource: data.
# Data Breach
Parents registering their kids for GP care were shown other people's details
The website for the new system has been beset with problems since it went live yesterday.
# First Data
Facebook is going to build a €200 million data centre in Meath
It will create hundreds of jobs.
# Seizure
Police are poking around Fifa's headquarters again
‘IT data’ has been seized.
# No Holding Back
Apple's CEO delivered a scathing attack on Facebook and Google
Tim Cook criticised companies that trade off data for free services, saying privacy is being “attacked on multiple fronts.”
# Data Breach
Photocopies of college students' passports left in a skip on busy street
The college says all of the sensitive information has been recovered.
# the big day through the ages
To thee I do wed: A century of marriage in Ireland
How was it when your parents and grandparents got hitched? And how does today’s Ireland compare?
Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future
With CERN membership, Ireland’s brightest minds would be able to work on some of the most advanced projects in the world.
# Data
You'll need to hand over your PPS number if you want the water grant
But the Department will be securely storing the details.
# requests
Now the government is requesting user data from Snapchat
Snapchat revealed the data as part of its first transparency report.
# TechGuide
This is how you keep your data usage under control
Especially if you have a limited plan and don’t want to pay extra.
# freak out
Every version of Windows is at risk from this 1990s bug
A patch is on the way.
This house produces more energy than it uses
The one-bedroom home comes with its own semi-indoor garden.
Who owns our digital fingerprints?
Think about your day 15 years ago; you could have gone about your business leaving almost no trace of yourself. Not anymore, data is changing our world.
# battle zone
Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks last weekend?
The likes of Mike Ross, Paul O’Connell and Tommy O’Donnell were mightily busy at Stadio Olimpico.
'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools'
Parents are voicing their concerns over the Primary Online Education being rolled out in schools across the country.
# spooks
NSA sharing data with British spies was illegal... but it's not going to stop
Here’s why.
# See Ya
Vodafone lost 278 customers A DAY in 2014
The telecoms giant is struggling to compete in the 4G data pack market here
# Trials
Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show
It reduces the length of symptoms, new research shows.
# Privacy
Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'
The minister said she is satisfied the time limit doesn’t need to be changed – for now, at least.
# data protection day
The Data Protection Commissioner is "improving its reach"
There are concerns that our laws are not keeping up with the pace of technology.
# Galway
Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road
Confidential documents were scattered on the Tuam to Athenry road.
# Data
Mother of cancer victim claims HSE 'revealed sensitive detail' about daughter's medical card refusal
The mother of a nine-year-old girl has claimed a statement from the executive revealed private details.
# status update
It's official: Your Facebook feed knows you better than your family
The robots are taking over.
# Data
Did you pay your TV licence last year? A lot of people in Kerry didn't
Due to the size of the city, Dublin topped new figures on summonses.