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# facebook - Friday 25 January, 2019

'The loss of a loved one is traumatic enough without this': People asked to report photos of fatal M50 crash
# Finglas
# Finglas

'The loss of a loved one is traumatic enough without this': People asked to report photos of fatal M50 crash

Updated Jan 25th 2019, 6:15 PM 192,461 Views 68 Comments

The woman in her 30s who was killed in the incident has been named as Jackie Griffin.

# facebook - Thursday 24 January, 2019

As it announces 1,000 jobs, Facebook has been cleared for a raft of upgrades to its new D4 home
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

As it announces 1,000 jobs, Facebook has been cleared for a raft of upgrades to its new D4 home

Jan 24th 2019, 3:37 PM 654 Views 0 Comments

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

# facebook - Monday 21 January, 2019

Facebook to hire 1,000 more people in Ireland in 2019
# Jobs
# Jobs

Facebook to hire 1,000 more people in Ireland in 2019

Jan 21st 2019, 12:37 PM 24,816 Views 42 Comments

The jobs will be across a number of areas.

# facebook - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Unequivocal devotion to social media was shortsighted, proving that hindsight is always 20/20
# The Social Years
From The Daily Edge
# The Social Years

Unequivocal devotion to social media was shortsighted, proving that hindsight is always 20/20

Dec 29th 2018, 8:00 PM 3,190 Views 2 Comments

‘We have given so much of ourselves.’

# facebook - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Advertising watchdog should be 'beefed up' so it can monitor online political ads
# Online Ads
# Online Ads

Advertising watchdog should be 'beefed up' so it can monitor online political ads

Dec 27th 2018, 7:40 AM 3,874 Views 4 Comments

The minister said the ASAI should have statutory powers extended to it so it can take over monitoring the standards of political ads.

# facebook - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Leo Varadkar has watched the Roscommon eviction video, but says it doesn't give a 'full understanding' of events
# Eviction
# Eviction

Leo Varadkar has watched the Roscommon eviction video, but says it doesn't give a 'full understanding' of events

Dec 22nd 2018, 6:30 AM 34,705 Views 128 Comments

The incident caught on video shows a property being repossessed by private security personnel.

# facebook - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Facebook says it no longer lets companies like Netflix, Spotify read users' private messages
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Facebook says it no longer lets companies like Netflix, Spotify read users' private messages

Dec 20th 2018, 7:30 AM 12,636 Views 27 Comments

Facebook said the partnerships did allow features like “messaging integrations” but nearly all have been shut down over the past few months.

# facebook - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Washington D.C. sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal
# Washington D.C.
# Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Dec 19th 2018, 8:45 PM 10,475 Views 22 Comments

The suit alleges that Facebook misled users about the security of their data.

# facebook - Friday 14 December, 2018

Facebook bug may have exposed millions of user photos
# Facebook Bug
# Facebook Bug

Facebook bug may have exposed millions of user photos

Dec 14th 2018, 7:36 PM 14,901 Views 13 Comments

The bug might have affected 6.8 million users over a 12-day period through third-party applications.

# facebook - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Tech giants are turning Dublin into one of Europe’s hottest property markets
# Silicon Docks
# Silicon Docks

Tech giants are turning Dublin into one of Europe’s hottest property markets

Dec 9th 2018, 6:00 PM 32,081 Views 62 Comments

A PwC report has ranked the capital as a top city for real estate investment and development.

# facebook - Thursday 29 November, 2018

The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged
# Dcu Report
# Dcu Report

The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged

Nov 29th 2018, 9:17 AM 10,553 Views 0 Comments

A DCU report said that there were two types of people who posted hate speech: those “versed” in it and those who just reproduce it.

Man (50) who threatened to put intimate images of ex-girlfriend on Facebook avoids jail
# Revenge Porn
# Revenge Porn

Man (50) who threatened to put intimate images of ex-girlfriend on Facebook avoids jail

Nov 29th 2018, 6:00 AM 20,126 Views 0 Comments

John Lyons said his ex owed him €5,000 from money he claimed he spent on her during their relationship.

# facebook - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Departing Facebook communications chief takes blame for PR firm controversy
# Definers
# Definers

Departing Facebook communications chief takes blame for PR firm controversy

Nov 22nd 2018, 5:45 PM 9,232 Views 6 Comments

Elliot Schrage taking the hit for the controversy is seen by some as convenient, since he previously said he was leaving the company.

# facebook - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Major Facebook outage as users experience problems loading social media site
# Insta Fail
# Insta Fail

Major Facebook outage as users experience problems loading social media site

Nov 20th 2018, 2:54 PM 10,502 Views 29 Comments

Users have been experiencing problems all morning.

# facebook - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says
# Abortion Vote
# Abortion Vote

Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says

Nov 14th 2018, 8:22 AM 5,431 Views 11 Comments

The Referendum Commission says new regulations should be drawn up by government.

Alcohol ads with pro-drinking comments on Facebook 'boost desire to drink'
# Like And Share A Pint
# Like And Share A Pint

Alcohol ads with pro-drinking comments on Facebook 'boost desire to drink'

Nov 14th 2018, 6:10 AM 7,976 Views 27 Comments

A new study has unearthed the power of alcohol ads online.

# facebook - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Facebook is moving into AIB's Ballsbridge HQ and could bring 5,000 more jobs
# D4 4 Lyfe
# D4 4 Lyfe

Facebook is moving into AIB's Ballsbridge HQ and could bring 5,000 more jobs

Nov 8th 2018, 10:41 AM 25,443 Views 63 Comments

The tech giant has had its international headquarters in Ireland since 2009.

# facebook - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK in introducing a 'Google tax'?
# Tech Giants
# Tech Giants

Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK in introducing a 'Google tax'?

Oct 30th 2018, 8:27 AM 42,545 Views 73 Comments

The measure was announced in the UK’s Budget yesterday but, with many tech giants located here, should Ireland do the same?

# facebook - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

'Could do better': Criticism over funding as Facebook launches new countrywide anti-bullying project
# Cyber Bullying
# Cyber Bullying

'Could do better': Criticism over funding as Facebook launches new countrywide anti-bullying project

Oct 17th 2018, 3:47 PM 6,764 Views 8 Comments

Facebook and DCU have launched a new anti-bullying training programme for secondary schools.

# facebook - Monday 1 October, 2018

Irish data watchdog told only small amount of EU accounts affected in Facebook data breach
# Hacked
# Hacked

Irish data watchdog told only small amount of EU accounts affected in Facebook data breach

Oct 1st 2018, 10:40 PM 6,591 Views 5 Comments

On Friday, Facebook reported that up to 50 million accounts were breached in a security flaw.

# facebook - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Facebook management to be called before Oireachtas Committee over 'alarming' security breach
# Hacked
# Hacked

Facebook management to be called before Oireachtas Committee over 'alarming' security breach

Sep 29th 2018, 2:25 PM 10,692 Views 23 Comments

Yesterday it emerged that up to 50 million accounts were affected this week after a flaw on the social network was exploited by hackers.

# facebook - Friday 28 September, 2018

Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached
# Fire In The Hole
# Fire In The Hole

Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached

Sep 28th 2018, 7:11 PM 26,976 Views 30 Comments

The social media giant says the breach is something that is “incredibly important”.

Facebook Nazi meme deleted as YFG calls on Ógra Shinn Féin to apologise
# Slur
# Slur

Facebook Nazi meme deleted as YFG calls on Ógra Shinn Féin to apologise

Sep 28th 2018, 10:58 AM 29,493 Views 141 Comments

Young Fine Gael and Ógra Shinn Féin are at odds after the latter compared Fine Gael to the Nazis.

# facebook - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

The founders of Instagram are leaving the company amid reports of clashes with Facebook execs
# Bubble Burst
# Bubble Burst

The founders of Instagram are leaving the company amid reports of clashes with Facebook execs

Sep 25th 2018, 7:37 AM 16,451 Views 17 Comments

Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion.

# facebook - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Minister raises age verification issues with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Minister raises age verification issues with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg

Sep 13th 2018, 5:47 PM 13,747 Views 27 Comments

A recent study found that over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions.

# facebook - Monday 10 September, 2018

32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week

Sep 10th 2018, 8:27 AM 10,809 Views 21 Comments

Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.

# facebook - Thursday 6 September, 2018

One farmer stands in the way of Facebook's plans to expand its Meath data centre campus
# Data Centres
# Data Centres

One farmer stands in the way of Facebook's plans to expand its Meath data centre campus

Sep 6th 2018, 2:43 PM 3,022 Views 0 Comments

The social media giant is planning a facility the size of around eight Aviva pitches.

# facebook - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology'
# Senate Hearing
# Senate Hearing

Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology'

Sep 5th 2018, 10:45 PM 8,555 Views 19 Comments

It comes after Donald Trump accused technology firms of “censorship” and suppressing conservative voices.

# facebook - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram
# Fraud
# Fraud

Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram

Aug 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 37,206 Views 32 Comments

Well-known brands have distanced themselves from the websites, whose ads keep appearing on social media.

# facebook - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation

Aug 22nd 2018, 9:49 AM 7,460 Views 41 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg called the deception campaigns “sophisticated and well-funded efforts that aren’t going to stop”.

# facebook - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Twitter suspends personal account of Infowars' host Alex Jones
# Infowars
# Infowars

Twitter suspends personal account of Infowars' host Alex Jones

Aug 15th 2018, 11:56 AM 26,153 Views 119 Comments

It comes a week after Twitter said it would not follow other social media companies in banning Jones from its platform.

# facebook - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Taoiseach says there's 'no evidence of a land bubble' in Ireland
# Boom To Bust
# Boom To Bust

Taoiseach says there's 'no evidence of a land bubble' in Ireland

Aug 2nd 2018, 6:15 AM 20,442 Views 95 Comments

Leo Varadkar said it is something the government will keep an eye on.

# facebook - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

'The time for apologies is over': Facebook launches inquiry following Dispatches programme
# Moderation
# Moderation

'The time for apologies is over': Facebook launches inquiry following Dispatches programme

Updated Aug 1st 2018, 5:15 PM 40,026 Views 40 Comments

Workers at Irish contactor CPL who featured in the TV programme have been urged to take time off for their wellbeing.

'Bad' accounts like Resisters and Aztlan Warriors shut down by Facebook ahead of US midterms
# Meddling
# Meddling

'Bad' accounts like Resisters and Aztlan Warriors shut down by Facebook ahead of US midterms

Aug 1st 2018, 8:44 AM 16,143 Views 88 Comments

“We’re still in the very early stages of our investigation,” Facebook said.

# facebook - Monday 30 July, 2018

Politicians to return from holidays to grill Facebook execs on undercover Channel 4 report
# Dublin Moderation
# Dublin Moderation

Politicians to return from holidays to grill Facebook execs on undercover Channel 4 report

Jul 30th 2018, 1:42 PM 12,135 Views 17 Comments

An undercover Channel 4 Dispatches programme into moderation at the Dublin Headquarters revealed widespread failures.

# facebook - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Facebook has a massive €102 billion wiped off its market value
# Shares Tumble
# Shares Tumble

Facebook has a massive €102 billion wiped off its market value

Jul 26th 2018, 3:32 PM 22,755 Views 33 Comments

Shares of the social media giant have tumbled on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections
# Foreign Ads
# Foreign Ads

Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections

Jul 26th 2018, 1:33 PM 5,581 Views 33 Comments

The Standards in Public Office said it is concerned about political interference from organisations outside of Ireland.

# facebook - Friday 20 July, 2018

Aptamil says there are 'no safety issues' with milk formula after claims it made babies sick
# Consumer Affairs
# Consumer Affairs

Aptamil says there are 'no safety issues' with milk formula after claims it made babies sick

Jul 20th 2018, 6:35 PM 29,534 Views 37 Comments

French food group Danone, who manufacture the product, launched an investigation this month following hundreds of complaints from parents.

Minister tells Facebook he is 'appalled and disgusted' over harmful content
# Content Warning
# Content Warning

Minister tells Facebook he is 'appalled and disgusted' over harmful content

Jul 20th 2018, 9:22 AM 10,721 Views 26 Comments

Naughten said that the company needed a “step change” in their practices.

# facebook - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Zuckerberg says Holocaust denial is 'deeply offensive' after criticism over comments
# Facebook
# Facebook

Zuckerberg says Holocaust denial is 'deeply offensive' after criticism over comments

Jul 19th 2018, 5:06 PM 17,165 Views 57 Comments

The Facebook CEO said posts denying the Holocaust took place would not be removed automatically from the social media platform.