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Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse
The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.
Where Ireland fits into Facebook's grand plans for its Libra cryptocurrency
The project’s Calibra team is staffing up in Dublin in the face of scrutiny from EU lawmakers.
Taoiseach says Facebook's standards must be reviewed after posts about QIH executives left online for years
John McCartin said posts making claims about the executives had remained on the social media platform for years.
Facebook says it removed a 'significant number of posts' about QIH executives in recent years
Gardaí and the PSNI are continuing to probe the attack on Kevin Lunney.
Facebook to buy tech start-up working on mind control technology
It’s the latest in a series of announcements from Facebook about virtual and augmented reality technology.
Facebook suspends 'tens of thousands' of apps in privacy review
The review started in 2018.
Palestinian politician to pursue defamation case against Facebook in Irish High Court
Mohammed Dahlan’s lawyers have moved their focus from England to Ireland.
Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines
Facebook says certain hashtags are banned and ads rejected in a bid to stop misinformation from gaining traction.
Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness
The health minister sent letters to companies like Facebook and Google in recent weeks.
Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps
The tool was first announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year.
Twitter and Facebook accuse China of social media campaign against Hong Kong protesters
Facebook and Twitter said they had shut down nearly 1,000 active accounts linked to China.
Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users
Facebook said audio snippets reviewed by contractors were masked so as not to reveal anyone’s identity.
Injunction against Facebook and Twitter following Ana Kriegel trial to remain until November
The court was told that the issues continue to be monitored and both companies have been ‘wholeheartedly cooperating’.
United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition
The investigation comes after the European Union imposed hefty fines on Google recently.
Facebook flaw allowed thousands of children to join chats with people not approved by parents
The social network said it has been shutting down the group chats involved.
Privacy concerns raised over app that makes you look older through artificial technology
FaceApp uses artificial intelligence to make you look older or younger.
Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings
It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.
US Border Patrol investigating 'disturbing' Facebook group allegedly filled with racist memes
The group was created in August 2016 and has some 9,500 members, according to ProPublica.
Facebook urges against 'punitive' fines for firms who breach Government's new online safety laws
The government published submissions on the proposed laws today.
Facebook's Libra project could be a watershed moment for the blockchain industry
This marks the social media giant’s boldest foray into the financial services industry.
Complaint of 'racism' against Wexford shop whose owner painted his face black for advert upheld
Smyths Homevalue shared the video on Facebook to promote Black Friday last year.
Facebook and Twitter representatives to appear before court after Ana Kriegel murderers identified online
The boys, identified in the media only as Boy A and Boy B, were convicted yesterday of murdering Ana Kriegel last year.
Poll: Would you use Facebook's new currency?
The social media company plans to launch the currency as early as next year.
Facebook announces plans for new cryptocurrency to come into operation as early as 2020
Facebook and some two dozen partners released a prototype of Libra as an open source code for developers interested in weaving it into apps, services or businesses/
This deepfake video of a megalomaniac 'Mark Zuckerberg' is testing Facebook
The AI-generated video is part of a project looking at the power of social media.
Vehicle supplier secures order to have Facebook group it claims is damaging its business reputation taken down
The injunction was granted in favour Harris Auto Trading Company.
Radiohead release 18 hours of hacked material in aid of Extinction Rebellion
The material was reportedly held to $150,000 ransom.
Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists
The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.
Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in EU-US data transfer case
The decision comes after the High Court referred a number of questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Facebook says a ban on junk food ads for children could hurt the marketing of Spotify playlists
The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.
Limerick man who made death threats through Facebook to rape victim jailed for six years
The 26-year-old man pleaded guilty to raping the 19-year-old victim in November 2015,
Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online?
The social media giant has been criticised after altered footage of Pelosi was posted online this week.
Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards
Fine Gael has asked Facebook and Google to remove the ads.
Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack
Confidential emails from the social networking giant reveal the local fallout of the September attack.
'News flash morons: I'm in Edmonton': Fugitive caught after sending address to Canadian TV station
Jessie Dean Kowalchuk was wanted for violating his probation in 2015.
Facebook co-founder says it's time for the government to break up the tech giant
“I feel a sense of anger and responsibility,” Chris Hughes wrote, who worked on the first News Feed team.
Love at first like: Facebook to add 'secret crush' feature as part of revamp of social network
The company is planning an overhaul of its app and website.
Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?
The Data Protection Commission launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage.
Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog
The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.
Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed
Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union.