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# facebook - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

This deepfake video of a megalomaniac 'Mark Zuckerberg' is testing Facebook
# Spectre
# Spectre

This deepfake video of a megalomaniac 'Mark Zuckerberg' is testing Facebook

Jun 12th 2019, 8:03 AM 32,995 Views 43 Comments

The AI-generated video is part of a project looking at the power of social media.

# facebook - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Vehicle supplier secures order to have Facebook group it claims is damaging its business reputation taken down
# Nightmare Coaches
# Nightmare Coaches

Vehicle supplier secures order to have Facebook group it claims is damaging its business reputation taken down

Jun 11th 2019, 5:26 PM 30,941 Views 0 Comments

The injunction was granted in favour Harris Auto Trading Company.

Radiohead release 18 hours of hacked material in aid of Extinction Rebellion
# Bandcamp
# Bandcamp

Radiohead release 18 hours of hacked material in aid of Extinction Rebellion

Jun 11th 2019, 4:19 PM 18,970 Views 23 Comments

The material was reportedly held to $150,000 ransom.

# facebook - Monday 3 June, 2019

Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists

Jun 3rd 2019, 6:00 PM 11,888 Views 20 Comments

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

# facebook - Friday 31 May, 2019

Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in EU-US data transfer case
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in EU-US data transfer case

Updated May 31st 2019, 5:24 PM 14,386 Views 7 Comments

The decision comes after the High Court referred a number of questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

# facebook - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Facebook says a ban on junk food ads for children could hurt the marketing of Spotify playlists
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Facebook says a ban on junk food ads for children could hurt the marketing of Spotify playlists

May 30th 2019, 9:36 AM 172 Views 1 Comment

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

# facebook - Monday 27 May, 2019

Limerick man who made death threats through Facebook to rape victim jailed for six years
# Jailed
# Jailed

Limerick man who made death threats through Facebook to rape victim jailed for six years

May 27th 2019, 3:25 PM 31,105 Views 18 Comments

The 26-year-old man pleaded guilty to raping the 19-year-old victim in November 2015,

# facebook - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online?
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online?

May 26th 2019, 6:11 PM 33,521 Views 40 Comments

The social media giant has been criticised after altered footage of Pelosi was posted online this week.

# facebook - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards
# Eu Elections
# Eu Elections

Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards

May 23rd 2019, 6:43 PM 31,015 Views 51 Comments

Fine Gael has asked Facebook and Google to remove the ads.

# facebook - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack
# Breach
# Breach

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack

May 19th 2019, 12:15 AM 16,917 Views 26 Comments

Confidential emails from the social networking giant reveal the local fallout of the September attack.

# facebook - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

'News flash morons: I'm in Edmonton': Fugitive caught after sending address to Canadian TV station
# Over Here
# Over Here

'News flash morons: I'm in Edmonton': Fugitive caught after sending address to Canadian TV station

May 15th 2019, 9:23 PM 23,877 Views 15 Comments

Jessie Dean Kowalchuk was wanted for violating his probation in 2015.

# facebook - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Facebook co-founder says it's time for the government to break up the tech giant
# Monopoly
# Monopoly

Facebook co-founder says it's time for the government to break up the tech giant

May 9th 2019, 6:14 PM 25,439 Views 19 Comments

“I feel a sense of anger and responsibility,” Chris Hughes wrote, who worked on the first News Feed team.

# facebook - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Love at first like: Facebook to add 'secret crush' feature as part of revamp of social network
# Get Connected
# Get Connected

Love at first like: Facebook to add 'secret crush' feature as part of revamp of social network

May 1st 2019, 8:21 AM 17,422 Views 20 Comments

The company is planning an overhaul of its app and website.

# facebook - 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 25,603 Views 62 Comments

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

# facebook - 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 10,331 Views 20 Comments

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

# facebook - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed
# Plain Text
# Plain Text

Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed

Apr 25th 2019, 9:24 PM 12,461 Views 20 Comments

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union.

# facebook - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back after massive two-hour outage
# Down
# Down

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back after massive two-hour outage

Apr 14th 2019, 3:07 PM 19,071 Views 26 Comments

No, it wasn’t just you.

# facebook - Friday 5 April, 2019

Airbnb apologises after family finds camera hidden in smoke alarm in Cork home
# Holidays
# Holidays

Airbnb apologises after family finds camera hidden in smoke alarm in Cork home

Apr 5th 2019, 6:02 PM 48,183 Views 40 Comments

The companysaid that its original handling of this incident did not meet its own standards.

# facebook - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Tech companies face fines and jail time if they fail to remove violent content under new Australia law
# Social Media
# Social Media

Tech companies face fines and jail time if they fail to remove violent content under new Australia law

Apr 4th 2019, 8:09 AM 6,234 Views 13 Comments

It comes in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand on 15 March.

# facebook - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg tells TDs that Facebook is working proactively on child protection issues
# Social Media Regulation
# Social Media Regulation

Mark Zuckerberg tells TDs that Facebook is working proactively on child protection issues

Apr 2nd 2019, 7:36 PM 14,895 Views 24 Comments

Three TDs met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Merrion Hotel in Dublin today

Poll: Who should regulate social media in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who should regulate social media in Ireland?

Apr 2nd 2019, 10:00 AM 19,968 Views 87 Comments

TDs will meet with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today.

# facebook - Monday 1 April, 2019

TDs to meet Mark Zuckerberg in Facebook Dublin HQ tomorrow to chat about fake news
# Social Media Regulation
# Social Media Regulation

TDs to meet Mark Zuckerberg in Facebook Dublin HQ tomorrow to chat about fake news

Apr 1st 2019, 2:58 PM 14,299 Views 63 Comments

Social media regulation, transparency in political advertising and the safety of young people online are all up for discussion.

# facebook - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Facebook to tighten live stream access after mosque attacks
# Streaming
# Streaming

Facebook to tighten live stream access after mosque attacks

Mar 30th 2019, 7:36 AM 5,510 Views 9 Comments

Facebook is looking into barring people who have previously violated the social network’s community standards from livestreaming.

# facebook - Friday 29 March, 2019

Facebook deploys new transparency tools to protect EU elections
# Foreign Interference
# Foreign Interference

Facebook deploys new transparency tools to protect EU elections

Mar 29th 2019, 2:16 PM 5,235 Views 23 Comments

The State’s ethics watchdog raised concerns that foreign based organisations could influence elections in Ireland.

# facebook - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Facebook extends ban on hate speech to 'white nationalists'
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Facebook extends ban on hate speech to 'white nationalists'

Updated Mar 28th 2019, 11:59 AM 9,840 Views 28 Comments

Facebook previously linked expressions of white nationalism with broader concepts of nationalism and separatism.

# facebook - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube

Mar 26th 2019, 8:40 PM 14,127 Views 46 Comments

Intense lobbying was done by tech giants like Google, which profits hugely from the advertising generated alongside the content it hosts.

# facebook - Monday 25 March, 2019

French Muslim group sues Facebook and YouTube over New Zealand shooting video
# Viral Video
# Viral Video

French Muslim group sues Facebook and YouTube over New Zealand shooting video

Mar 25th 2019, 8:05 PM 17,087 Views 58 Comments

Facebook France told AFP by e-mail that it would study the suit, adding that “acts of terror and hatred speech have no place on Facebook”.

# facebook - 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 15,441 Views 31 Comments

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

# facebook - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse

Mar 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,306 Views 39 Comments

Google is pioneering self-driving cars and bringing the internet to remote parts of Africa via a network of giant balloons, yet somehow they cannot deal with snuff films or child abuse images, writes Diarmuid Pepper.

# facebook - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Miriam O'Callaghan distressed over 'scam product' ads, court hears
# High Court
# High Court

Miriam O'Callaghan distressed over 'scam product' ads, court hears

Mar 14th 2019, 3:49 PM 20,346 Views 0 Comments

The fake ads wrongly state that O’Callaghan has left her position in RTÉ to focus on promoting the skincare range.

# facebook - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Miriam O'Callaghan files High Court case against Facebook
# Legal Action
# Legal Action

Miriam O'Callaghan files High Court case against Facebook

Mar 10th 2019, 11:25 AM 58,982 Views 0 Comments

The case relates to false advertisements featuring the presenter appearing on the platform.

# facebook - Monday 4 March, 2019

Data Protection Commission says it was 'categorically' never lobbied by Enda Kenny
# Facebook
# Facebook

Data Protection Commission says it was 'categorically' never lobbied by Enda Kenny

Mar 4th 2019, 10:09 AM 11,610 Views 42 Comments

An Observer article yesterday claimed Kenny offered to lobby on Facebook’s behalf.

# facebook - Sunday 3 March, 2019

'Friend of Facebook' Enda Kenny offered to lobby on company's behalf while Taoiseach, says Observer article
# GDPR
# GDPR

'Friend of Facebook' Enda Kenny offered to lobby on company's behalf while Taoiseach, says Observer article

Updated Mar 3rd 2019, 6:43 PM 43,068 Views 157 Comments

The claims were contained in a Facebook memo published by The Observer.

# facebook - 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 12,574 Views 16 Comments

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

# facebook - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections
# Google
# Google

Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections

Feb 10th 2019, 9:00 PM 10,666 Views 43 Comments

“While the vast majority of ads on Facebook are run by legitimate organisations, we know that there are bad actors that try to misuse our platform,” Facebook said.

# facebook - Friday 1 February, 2019

Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH
# Abortion
# Abortion

Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH

Feb 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 46,415 Views 76 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is very concerned about the alleged case, and has launched an investigation.

# facebook - Thursday 31 January, 2019

'Do not share. Delete and report': Family of Jackie Griffin urges people not to share photos of M50 crash
# Family Statement
# Family Statement

'Do not share. Delete and report': Family of Jackie Griffin urges people not to share photos of M50 crash

Jan 31st 2019, 8:28 AM 32,678 Views 39 Comments

“It has been difficult enough without what has come to our attention,” the Griffin family have said in a statement.

# facebook - Monday 28 January, 2019

People doctoring M50 crash images to avoid Facebook's filters and upload online, TD says
# Hildegarde Naughton
# Hildegarde Naughton

People doctoring M50 crash images to avoid Facebook's filters and upload online, TD says

Jan 28th 2019, 10:33 PM 51,389 Views 63 Comments

Images of the crash are still being shared on social media by escaping the filters set up to block them, Hildegarde Naughton said.

# facebook - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Facebook given go-ahead for upgrades to former AIB headquarters amid plans to move base to Dublin 4
# Property
# Property

Facebook given go-ahead for upgrades to former AIB headquarters amid plans to move base to Dublin 4

Jan 27th 2019, 4:00 PM 21,566 Views 20 Comments

Plans approved for its Ballsbridge campus include a series of bridges to link each office block.

# facebook - Friday 25 January, 2019

Facebook wants to merge Messenger with WhatsApp and Instagram
# Friend Request
# Friend Request

Facebook wants to merge Messenger with WhatsApp and Instagram

Jan 25th 2019, 9:35 PM 24,593 Views 43 Comments

Facebook said that it would make connecting easier for users, while critics said that it was a way of circumventing regulations.