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# personal information

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Almost half of Irish people are concerned about sharing personal information online
This is a decline of 8% from 2019 to 2020, placing Ireland close to the global average of 45%.
Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone
Gavin de Becker was looking into the leaking of Bezos’s personal information.
Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy?
Most people are aware of privacy settings on social media sites but is it something you worry about?
Twitter is now keeping track of the apps you download - and it's all because of ads
Users will be able to opt of the scheme that tracks which other apps are downloaded.
The Irish government is asking for more and more user data from Facebook
The growth in requests is more than double the global average.
Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them
Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…
Revenue scam warning: Here's what fraudulent tax websites can look like
Scam sites copy details from authentic websites in an attempt to con unsuspecting users out of important personal information.
Google now has a form for those who want to be 'forgotten'
If follows a European Court of Justice ruling that individuals have the right to have links to information about them deleted from searches
New feature lets you 'ask' your Facebook friends about their relationship status
A new ‘ask’ button has popped up on Facebook pages – here’s what it’s all about.
Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details
Fake emails headed “Notice of Tax Return. Client No.” are being sent from accounts purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners.
Apple's developer site was hacked
Apple says an intruder attempted to secure the personal information of some of the registered developers from the site.
Apple does not collect 'a mountain of personal details'
In a statement, Apple says authorities ask for information mostly for police reasons – finding missing kids, tracking down vulnerable people, investigating crimes and preventing suicides.
Facebook ordered to remove sex offender monitoring page
Facebook was given 72 hours to take down the original page which contained a photo and comments about a convicted sex offender.