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#Privacy

# privacy - Tuesday 9 August, 2022

People will be able to leave WhatsApp groups without alerting others under new privacy update
# Group Chat
# Group Chat

People will be able to leave WhatsApp groups without alerting others under new privacy update

Aug 9th 2022, 8:37 AM 30,228 Views 15 Comments

Users will also be able to hide that they are online as part of the new features.

# privacy - Monday 8 November, 2021

WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court
# Court
# Court

WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court

Nov 8th 2021, 4:59 PM 11,323 Views 0 Comments

WhatsApp claims the fine constitutes the imposition of a criminal sanction

# privacy - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears
# Meta
# Meta

Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears

Nov 2nd 2021, 10:30 PM 12,409 Views 13 Comments

The announcement came as the tech giant battles one of its worst crises ever.

# privacy - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings
# Email Addresses
# Email Addresses

Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings

Mar 25th 2021, 4:12 PM 21,518 Views 12 Comments

Those affected by the breach are “deeply upset and distressed” by the sharing of their email addresses without their consent.

# privacy - Saturday 27 February, 2021

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
# Tagged
# Tagged

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Feb 27th 2021, 12:32 PM 25,189 Views 7 Comments

The legal action concerned the use of photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users’ consent.

# privacy - Thursday 18 February, 2021

WhatsApp to roll-out in-app banner in bid to help explain privacy update after concerns raised
# WhatsApp
# WhatsApp

WhatsApp to roll-out in-app banner in bid to help explain privacy update after concerns raised

Feb 18th 2021, 10:41 PM 27,895 Views 24 Comments

It will also display messages in the Status section of the app.

# privacy - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Meghan Markle wins privacy claim against Mail On Sunday over letter to her father
# Privacy
# Privacy

Meghan Markle wins privacy claim against Mail On Sunday over letter to her father

Feb 11th 2021, 5:27 PM 25,626 Views 27 Comments

Justice Warby ruled that the publication of Meghan’s letter to her father was ‘manifestly excessive and hence unlawful’.

# privacy - Thursday 14 January, 2021

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram
# Privacy Vs Free Services
# Privacy Vs Free Services

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram

Jan 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 43,752 Views 46 Comments

“We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.

# privacy - Monday 19 October, 2020

Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data
# Instagram
# Instagram

Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data

Oct 19th 2020, 4:11 PM 12,354 Views 4 Comments

The Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last month following a number of complaints.

# privacy - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues
# Privacy
# Privacy

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues

Jul 23rd 2020, 11:01 AM 30,669 Views 106 Comments

The HSE has said it is important not to conflate issues with how Google enables apps through the store with the functionality of this particular app.

# privacy - Friday 10 July, 2020

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,990 Views 15 Comments

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

# privacy - Friday 26 June, 2020

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective
# Data
# Data

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective

Jun 26th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,938 Views 13 Comments

The app will record if a user is in close contact with another user by exchanging anonymous codes.

# privacy - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees
# Privacy
# Privacy

HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees

Updated May 19th 2020, 9:34 PM 47,894 Views 54 Comments

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said he was aware of one case where test results were shared with an employer.

# privacy - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court
# Cardiff
# Cardiff

World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court

Nov 20th 2019, 3:15 PM 16,327 Views 1 Comment

Ed Bridges says his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a protest in 2018.

# privacy - Monday 28 October, 2019

Bale requests Real Madrid do not publish medical records
# Privacy
From The42
# Privacy

Bale requests Real Madrid do not publish medical records

Oct 28th 2019, 6:10 PM 17,340 Views 3 Comments

The Welshman’s future remains a topic of discussion after he exercised his right to personal privacy over his latest lay-off.

# privacy - Friday 4 October, 2019

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse
# Message Encryption
# Message Encryption

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

Oct 4th 2019, 11:37 AM 11,609 Views 15 Comments

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

# privacy - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps
# Clear History
# Clear History

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps

Aug 21st 2019, 9:18 AM 7,990 Views 20 Comments

The tool was first announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year.

# privacy - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users

Aug 14th 2019, 10:32 PM 24,169 Views 18 Comments

Facebook said audio snippets reviewed by contractors were masked so as not to reveal anyone’s identity.

# privacy - Sunday 4 August, 2019

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent

Aug 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 39,184 Views 5 Comments

Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.

# privacy - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings

Jul 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 7,350 Views 36 Comments

It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.

# privacy - Monday 1 July, 2019

Cliff Richard launches campaign calling for anonymity for sexual offence suspects
# Privacy
# Privacy

Cliff Richard launches campaign calling for anonymity for sexual offence suspects

Jul 1st 2019, 1:28 PM 37,287 Views 64 Comments

Police raided Richard’s home in 2014 during an investigation into a sexual assault claim.

# privacy - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Privacy champion Johnny Ryan is on a mission to clean up 'dirty adtech'
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Privacy champion Johnny Ryan is on a mission to clean up 'dirty adtech'

Jun 27th 2019, 10:19 AM 287 Views 0 Comments

The chief policy officer at privacy-focused web browser Brave recently testified before US senators.

# privacy - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

La Liga fined €250,000 for accessing users' microphones and locations on its smartphone app
# Privacy
From The42
# Privacy

La Liga fined €250,000 for accessing users' microphones and locations on its smartphone app

Jun 12th 2019, 1:54 PM 3,743 Views 1 Comment

Spanish football’s top league was reportedly attempting to detect pubs and bars that were illegally showing matches.

# privacy - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack
# Breach
# Breach

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack

May 19th 2019, 12:15 AM 16,988 Views 26 Comments

Confidential emails from the social networking giant reveal the local fallout of the September attack.

# privacy - Monday 18 February, 2019

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies

Feb 18th 2019, 8:23 AM 12,623 Views 16 Comments

A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.

# privacy - Friday 1 February, 2019

Apple fixes bug that allowed FaceTime users to listen to a person before they answer call
# Privacy
# Privacy

Apple fixes bug that allowed FaceTime users to listen to a person before they answer call

Feb 1st 2019, 3:51 PM 6,922 Views 0 Comments

In some cases, users could also watch a person before they answered the FaceTime call.

# privacy - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call
# Apple
# Apple

Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call

Jan 29th 2019, 8:37 AM 11,454 Views 12 Comments

Apple is working to fix the issue.

# privacy - Monday 21 January, 2019

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga
# Big Brother
# Big Brother

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga

Jan 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 25,968 Views 29 Comments

Last week the Data Protection Commissioner said it will not publish its report in full, following an investigation into the rollout of the cards – which experts claim breaches data protection laws.

# privacy - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told

Dec 6th 2018, 4:26 PM 21,443 Views 0 Comments

It was argued that the use of data arising from a criminal investigation breached Cormac Doolin’s data protection rights.

# privacy - Monday 3 December, 2018

Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender
# Transport
# Transport

Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender

Dec 3rd 2018, 8:00 PM 20,306 Views 58 Comments

The NTA first announced its intentions to put routes up for competitive tender in October.

# privacy - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device
# Hand It Over
# Hand It Over

'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device

Oct 3rd 2018, 10:00 PM 28,457 Views 44 Comments

Border guards now have the power to demand your passwords and pins to open your smartphone.

# privacy - 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 26,995 Views 30 Comments

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

# privacy - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Google records people's movements even when told not to
# Location History
# Location History

Google records people's movements even when told not to

Aug 14th 2018, 3:01 PM 22,096 Views 43 Comments

The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.

# privacy - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC
# Privacy
# Privacy

Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC

Jul 18th 2018, 10:05 AM 21,615 Views 29 Comments

The action was taken over the BBC’s decision to broadcast a police raid on Richard’s home in 2014.

# privacy - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Tiger Woods reportedly planning to stay on his $20m super-yacht during US Open
# Privacy
From The42
# Privacy

Tiger Woods reportedly planning to stay on his $20m super-yacht during US Open

Jun 6th 2018, 10:11 PM 9,430 Views 14 Comments

Woods, 42, will be chasing his fourth US Open title at Shinnecock Hills next week.

# privacy - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe
# New Data Rules
# New Data Rules

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

Apr 25th 2018, 8:04 AM 30,228 Views 28 Comments

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

# privacy - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Facebook rolls out major privacy changes for ads, personal info and facial recognition
# Trust Me
# Trust Me

Facebook rolls out major privacy changes for ads, personal info and facial recognition

Apr 18th 2018, 9:36 AM 7,496 Views 17 Comments

Many of the changes are being put in place to comply with the EU’s new GDPR directive that comes into effect next month.

# privacy - Thursday 12 April, 2018

EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court
# Max Schrems
# Max Schrems

EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court

Apr 12th 2018, 2:42 PM 6,487 Views 0 Comments

The High Court today set out a number of questions which the European court must answer.

# privacy - Friday 6 April, 2018

Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent'
# Shared
# Shared

Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent'

Apr 6th 2018, 9:28 PM 11,804 Views 41 Comments

To get authorised by Facebook, “advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location,” the statement said.

# privacy - Monday 2 April, 2018

Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues
# Facebook
# Facebook

Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues

Apr 2nd 2018, 3:40 PM 12,161 Views 33 Comments

He rejected criticism of Apple’s Tim Cook who argued Facebook got into trouble because it was so focused on monetising people’s data.

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