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# Monitoring

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New legislation will allow for electronic monitoring of sex offenders
The new bill published by the Justice Minister also gives additional powers to gardaí.
Convicted spy released from prison after 30 years
He has challenged his parole terms, calling them “onerous and oppressive”
Poll: Do you worry about your privacy?
Or is it a thing of the past?
How Ireland has spent almost €100,000 on election monitoring in other countries this year
The vast majority was spent on sending people to Ukraine.
Behind the scenes at a garda control centre: Who takes your 999 call?
The Dublin Metropolitan Region office handles ten times as may calls as the next busiest centre.
Google confirms Turkey intercepted web traffic to monitor users
Many Turkish citizens used Google’s public DNS service to bypass their government’s decision to block popular websites, but now many Turkish ISPs are masquerading as Google’s DNS service.
NSA using radio waves to access 100,000 offline computers
The technology has been used to monitor the Chinese Army, Mexican police and drug cartels, and trade institutions inside the European Union.
US telecom companies reluctant to collect phone records for fear of lawsuits
It’s estimated that it would cost $60 million to move the records for the NSA program to phone providers
Tagged sharks tweet alerts to help warn Australian beachgoers
Tagged sharks swimming off the south west coast of Australia will tweet an alert whenever they come close to a popular swimming area.
John Kerry: Yes, US spying 'has reached too far' at times
The admission by the US Secretary of State was unprecedented as the tense row between the US and Europe rumbles on.
Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too
The spy craft are not just being used in war and military surveillance – in Peru, they are studying ancient ruins.
Bonfires 'being used to cover up illegal dumping'
Plus: Is Dublin City Council using CCTV to monitor dumping?
Column: We need a version of ‘Sarah’s Law’ to help protect children
Irish parents must be given access to controlled information on sex offenders in their area, writes independent TD Denis Naughten.
London to monitor drinks intake of alcohol offenders
Boris Johnson has said a new programme will use electronic bracelets to detect alcohol in the perspiration of people convicted of serious drink-related offences.
Column: Ever get that feeling you’re being watched? You are – right now.
Our lives are closely tracked from the minute we go online, writes Hugh Torpey, and it’s only getting weirder. So should we be worried?