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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 16°C

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# High Court
Miriam O'Callaghan distressed over 'scam product' ads, court hears
The fake ads wrongly state that O’Callaghan has left her position in RTÉ to focus on promoting the skincare range.
# Legal Action
Miriam O'Callaghan files High Court case against Facebook
The case relates to false advertisements featuring the presenter appearing on the platform.
# Facebook
Data Protection Commission says it was 'categorically' never lobbied by Enda Kenny
An Observer article yesterday claimed Kenny offered to lobby on Facebook’s behalf.
'Friend of Facebook' Enda Kenny offered to lobby on company's behalf while Taoiseach, says Observer article
The claims were contained in a Facebook memo published by The Observer.
'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies
A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.
# Google
Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections
“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.
# Abortion
Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH
Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is very concerned about the alleged case, and has launched an investigation.
# family statement
'Do not share. Delete and report': Family of Jackie Griffin urges people not to share photos of M50 crash
“It has been difficult enough without what has come to our attention,” the Griffin family have said in a statement.
# Hildegarde Naughton
People doctoring M50 crash images to avoid Facebook's filters and upload online, TD says
Images of the crash are still being shared on social media by escaping the filters set up to block them, Hildegarde Naughton said.
# Property
Facebook given go-ahead for upgrades to former AIB headquarters amid plans to move base to Dublin 4
Plans approved for its Ballsbridge campus include a series of bridges to link each office block.
# friend request
Facebook wants to merge Messenger with WhatsApp and Instagram
Facebook said that it would make connecting easier for users, while critics said that it was a way of circumventing regulations.
# Finglas
'The loss of a loved one is traumatic enough without this': People asked to report photos of fatal M50 crash
The woman in her 30s who was killed in the incident has been named as Jackie Griffin.
# building and property
As it announces 1,000 jobs, Facebook has been cleared for a raft of upgrades to its new D4 home
Plans approved for its Ballsbridge campus include a series of bridges to link each office block.
# Jobs
Facebook to hire 1,000 more people in Ireland in 2019
The jobs will be across a number of areas.
# The Social Years
Unequivocal devotion to social media was shortsighted, proving that hindsight is always 20/20
‘We have given so much of ourselves.’
# online ads
Advertising watchdog should be 'beefed up' so it can monitor online political ads
The minister said the ASAI should have statutory powers extended to it so it can take over monitoring the standards of political ads.
# Eviction
Leo Varadkar has watched the Roscommon eviction video, but says it doesn't give a 'full understanding' of events
The incident caught on video shows a property being repossessed by private security personnel.
# Data Breach
Facebook says it no longer lets companies like Netflix, Spotify read users' private messages
Facebook said the partnerships did allow features like “messaging integrations” but nearly all have been shut down over the past few months.
# Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal
The suit alleges that Facebook misled users about the security of their data.
# Facebook bug
Facebook bug may have exposed millions of user photos
The bug might have affected 6.8 million users over a 12-day period through third-party applications.
# silicon docks
Tech giants are turning Dublin into one of Europe’s hottest property markets
A PwC report has ranked the capital as a top city for real estate investment and development.
# dcu report
The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged
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.
# revenge porn
Man (50) who threatened to put intimate images of ex-girlfriend on Facebook avoids jail
John Lyons said his ex owed him €5,000 from money he claimed he spent on her during their relationship.
# Definers
Departing Facebook communications chief takes blame for PR firm controversy
Elliot Schrage taking the hit for the controversy is seen by some as convenient, since he previously said he was leaving the company.
# insta fail
Major Facebook outage as users experience problems loading social media site
Users have been experiencing problems all morning.
# Abortion vote
Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says
The Referendum Commission says new regulations should be drawn up by government.
# like and share a pint
Alcohol ads with pro-drinking comments on Facebook 'boost desire to drink'
A new study has unearthed the power of alcohol ads online.
# d4 4 lyfe
Facebook is moving into AIB's Ballsbridge HQ and could bring 5,000 more jobs
The tech giant has had its international headquarters in Ireland since 2009.
# Tech giants
Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK in introducing a 'Google tax'?
The measure was announced in the UK’s Budget yesterday but, with many tech giants located here, should Ireland do the same?
# Cyber Bullying
'Could do better': Criticism over funding as Facebook launches new countrywide anti-bullying project
Facebook and DCU have launched a new anti-bullying training programme for secondary schools.
# Hacked
Irish data watchdog told only small amount of EU accounts affected in Facebook data breach
On Friday, Facebook reported that up to 50 million accounts were breached in a security flaw.
# Hacked
Facebook management to be called before Oireachtas Committee over 'alarming' security breach
Yesterday it emerged that up to 50 million accounts were affected this week after a flaw on the social network was exploited by hackers.
# fire in the hole
Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached
The social media giant says the breach is something that is “incredibly important”.
# Slur
Facebook Nazi meme deleted as YFG calls on Ógra Shinn Féin to apologise
Young Fine Gael and Ógra Shinn Féin are at odds after the latter compared Fine Gael to the Nazis.
# bubble burst
The founders of Instagram are leaving the company amid reports of clashes with Facebook execs
Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion.
# Online Safety
Minister raises age verification issues with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg
A recent study found that over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions.
# Cyber Safety
32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week
Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.
# Data Centres
One farmer stands in the way of Facebook's plans to expand its Meath data centre campus
The social media giant is planning a facility the size of around eight Aviva pitches.
# Senate hearing
Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology'
It comes after Donald Trump accused technology firms of “censorship” and suppressing conservative voices.
# Fraud
Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram
Well-known brands have distanced themselves from the websites, whose ads keep appearing on social media.