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# privacy - Monday 28 September, 2015

This smartphone wants to prevent anyone from spying on your calls and texts
# No Peeking
# No Peeking

This smartphone wants to prevent anyone from spying on your calls and texts

Sep 28th 2015, 12:36 PM 12,313 Views 9 Comments

BlackPhone 2 offers encryption by default and allows users detailed control over app permissions.

# privacy - Monday 7 September, 2015

This is how you take control of your privacy on Windows 10
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

This is how you take control of your privacy on Windows 10

Sep 7th 2015, 7:31 PM 13,575 Views 17 Comments

It’s been out for more than a month now but if you are concerned about what data is being shared, here’s how to change that.

# privacy - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Poll: Do you feel sorry for the people caught up in the Ashley Madison leak?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you feel sorry for the people caught up in the Ashley Madison leak?

Aug 23rd 2015, 9:21 AM 35,665 Views 71 Comments

It was revealed on Friday that the email address of an Irish politician has been found on the list.

# privacy - Friday 21 August, 2015

Spotify was heavily criticised for its new privacy policy, but was it deserved?
# Terms And Conditions Apply
# Terms And Conditions Apply

Spotify was heavily criticised for its new privacy policy, but was it deserved?

Aug 21st 2015, 7:05 PM 7,494 Views 5 Comments

The company apologised for the changes, but is it as bad as people are making it out to be?

Oireachtas, Garda and Defence Forces emails appear on Ashley Madison database
# Hacked
# Hacked

Oireachtas, Garda and Defence Forces emails appear on Ashley Madison database

Aug 21st 2015, 1:44 PM 80,850 Views 117 Comments

A search of the hacked databases found 17 email addresses linked to government departments and state agencies.

# privacy - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Imagine a world where dogs control access to ATM cash by smelling people's crotches
# Privacy
# Privacy

Imagine a world where dogs control access to ATM cash by smelling people's crotches

Aug 8th 2015, 10:00 PM 16,117 Views 27 Comments

You’d never have to worry about forgetting your pin again.

# privacy - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

London police tweeted - then deleted - this photo of a famous comedian taken from a helicopter
# Privacy
# Privacy

London police tweeted - then deleted - this photo of a famous comedian taken from a helicopter

Jul 15th 2015, 5:27 PM 39,326 Views 23 Comments

The photo taken of Michael McIntyre has spurred an investigation.

# privacy - Friday 3 July, 2015

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy?

Jul 3rd 2015, 9:41 AM 10,467 Views 24 Comments

Most people are aware of privacy settings on social media sites but is it something you worry about?

# privacy - Saturday 27 June, 2015

What the heck is DuckDuckGo and why is it growing in popularity?
# DuckDuckGo
# DuckDuckGo

What the heck is DuckDuckGo and why is it growing in popularity?

Jun 27th 2015, 5:00 PM 36,732 Views 19 Comments

The search engine that focuses on privacy has slowly built up a reputation by word of mouth.

# privacy - Friday 19 June, 2015

WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection
# Dead Last
# Dead Last

WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection

Jun 19th 2015, 9:31 AM 23,880 Views 13 Comments

While Apple, Yahoo and Dropbox received full marks for their respective privacy policies.

# privacy - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Snapchat has added a small but important security feature to the mix
# Layers
# Layers

Snapchat has added a small but important security feature to the mix

Jun 10th 2015, 6:08 PM 15,921 Views 7 Comments

If you’re not already using two-step verification, now’s as good a time as any to start.

# privacy - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Google is trying to make users feel better about their privacy
# Simplify
# Simplify

Google is trying to make users feel better about their privacy

Jun 2nd 2015, 7:30 PM 10,003 Views 4 Comments

The simplified controls will make it easier for users to decide what data Google’s services has access to.

# privacy - Sunday 31 May, 2015

The United States won't be able to listen in on phone calls after tonight
# Privacy
# Privacy

The United States won't be able to listen in on phone calls after tonight

May 31st 2015, 1:32 PM 11,624 Views 48 Comments

The USA Patriot Act which underpins the domestic activities of the National Security Agency is set to expire.

# privacy - Monday 18 May, 2015

Ireland is now responsible for the privacy of 240 million Twitter users
# Private Dancers
# Private Dancers

Ireland is now responsible for the privacy of 240 million Twitter users

May 18th 2015, 4:04 PM 9,689 Views 29 Comments

Or rather, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is. Rather her than us.

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy?

May 18th 2015, 9:34 AM 10,747 Views 29 Comments

Or is it a thing of the past?

# privacy - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

One year later, how has the 'Right to be forgotten' panned out for Europe?
# Aftermath
# Aftermath

One year later, how has the 'Right to be forgotten' panned out for Europe?

May 13th 2015, 3:33 PM 7,489 Views 8 Comments

While more than 250,000 requests have been made, the issue remains as divisive as ever.

# privacy - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Joan Burton speaks of her decades-long search for her birth parents
# Identity
# Identity

Joan Burton speaks of her decades-long search for her birth parents

May 2nd 2015, 2:02 PM 27,870 Views 142 Comments

Speaking about privacy today, the Tánaiste said children should be entitled to know who their mother is.

# privacy - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

The EU is charging Google with abuse of power
# Dominant Position
# Dominant Position

The EU is charging Google with abuse of power

Apr 15th 2015, 1:01 PM 9,861 Views 25 Comments

And the tech giant could be slapped with fines worth €6 billion – if the case ever gets that far.

# privacy - Friday 10 April, 2015

'If I had done this in Ireland it would've taken 25 years' - Facebook Privacy Campaigner
# Madness
# Madness

'If I had done this in Ireland it would've taken 25 years' - Facebook Privacy Campaigner

Apr 10th 2015, 12:48 PM 12,419 Views 18 Comments

Max Schrems has taken a €10 million class action lawsuit against the tech giant in his native Austria so as to avoid the ‘madness of the Irish courts’.

# privacy - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Don't want sites tracking your activity? Here's how you can ask them to stop
# TechGuide
# TechGuide

Don't want sites tracking your activity? Here's how you can ask them to stop

Mar 25th 2015, 12:02 PM 15,859 Views 11 Comments

And it’s an option that’s available on all major browsers.

# privacy - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Poll: Do you think you share too much about yourself online?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think you share too much about yourself online?

Mar 18th 2015, 8:38 AM 12,428 Views 24 Comments

People share relationship details, photos of their kids and even what they’ve had for breakfast. Do you know where the line is?

# privacy - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Do you send personal emails on your office computer? It could get you in serious trouble
# Opinion
# Opinion

Do you send personal emails on your office computer? It could get you in serious trouble

Mar 12th 2015, 8:00 AM 10,987 Views 51 Comments

Everything you do on your office PC or laptop during work time is not only accessible to IT, but indeed technically on work time.

# privacy - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details
# Nice Data We'll Take It
# Nice Data We'll Take It

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details

Feb 22nd 2015, 10:30 AM 16,315 Views 51 Comments

This time it may actually happen, and it all sounds a little sinister

# privacy - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Who owns our digital fingerprints?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Who owns our digital fingerprints?

Feb 19th 2015, 9:45 AM 75 Views 37 Comments

Think about your day 15 years ago; you could have gone about your business leaving almost no trace of yourself. Not anymore, data is changing our world.

# privacy - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges
# Unmanned
# Unmanned

Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges

Feb 1st 2015, 7:30 PM 94 Views 38 Comments

Novelty may give way to concerns over annoyance, nuisance, privacy, trespass and safety.

# privacy - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'
# Privacy
# Privacy

Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'

Jan 29th 2015, 7:07 PM 10,817 Views 79 Comments

The minister said she is satisfied the time limit doesn’t need to be changed – for now, at least.

# privacy - Monday 19 January, 2015

It's official: Your Facebook feed knows you better than your family
# Status Update
# Status Update

It's official: Your Facebook feed knows you better than your family

Jan 19th 2015, 5:25 PM 10,976 Views 23 Comments

The robots are taking over.

# privacy - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?

Jan 17th 2015, 9:36 AM 19,993 Views 154 Comments

A crime fighting tool too far?

# privacy - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Opinion: Embarrassing photos posted online? There are ways of having them removed...
# Embarrassing Pictures
# Embarrassing Pictures

Opinion: Embarrassing photos posted online? There are ways of having them removed...

Jan 6th 2015, 1:09 PM 1,144 Views 9 Comments

In the age of smartphones, embarrassing pictures of our more indiscreet behaviour can have a way of haunting us.

# privacy - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Quick lesson: How to delete everything you search for on Facebook
# Red Face
# Red Face

Quick lesson: How to delete everything you search for on Facebook

Dec 24th 2014, 2:25 PM 23,396 Views 10 Comments

You need to do this.

# privacy - Thursday 18 December, 2014

'The UK respects Ireland's privacy, there is no question of any mass surveillance'
# Cables
# Cables

'The UK respects Ireland's privacy, there is no question of any mass surveillance'

Dec 18th 2014, 8:44 AM 8,691 Views 49 Comments

Documents previously showed that UK authorities had access to opitcal fibre cables that carry a range of data, from internet traffic to telephone calls.

# privacy - Monday 15 December, 2014

Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases
# Privacy
# Privacy

Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases

Dec 15th 2014, 9:19 AM 4,169 Views 1 Comment

The Law Reform Commission says difficulties have emerged in specific cases.

# privacy - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Irish Water using 'protocol' to destroy your PPS numbers
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Irish Water using 'protocol' to destroy your PPS numbers

Dec 2nd 2014, 10:42 AM 14,642 Views 81 Comments

The utility has consulted the Data Commissioner prior to starting the job.

# privacy - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Google could have another EU-related headache to deal with
# Across The Board
# Across The Board

Google could have another EU-related headache to deal with

Nov 26th 2014, 4:58 PM 6,773 Views 2 Comments

The EU’s privacy regulators are pushing for its ‘Right to be Forgotten’ ruling to be applied globally by all search engines.

# privacy - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Privacy shouldn't be sacrificed for safety from crime, survey finds
# Concerns
# Concerns

Privacy shouldn't be sacrificed for safety from crime, survey finds

Nov 20th 2014, 9:47 AM 4,205 Views 8 Comments

The findings come from Microsoft which is currently involved in a legal battle concerning a US warrant for emails stored on Irish servers.

'Ghoulish and distasteful': Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes
# Crossing The Line
# Crossing The Line

'Ghoulish and distasteful': Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes

Nov 20th 2014, 8:30 AM 48,506 Views 89 Comments

An “astounding” number of people tried to photograph an incident yesterday in which a two-year-old girl was killed.

# privacy - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Again? Irish Water sends customer's private details to the wrong person
# Drip Drip Drip
# Drip Drip Drip

Again? Irish Water sends customer's private details to the wrong person

Nov 18th 2014, 11:15 PM 50,635 Views 87 Comments

“If I’d made half the mistakes they made today, I’d lose my business…”

# privacy - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new 'suicide prevention app'
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new 'suicide prevention app'

Nov 5th 2014, 2:25 PM 7,322 Views 9 Comments

The ‘Radar’ app allows users to monitor people they follow on Twitter.

The Irish government is asking for more and more user data from Facebook
# Profile Picture
# Profile Picture

The Irish government is asking for more and more user data from Facebook

Nov 5th 2014, 9:13 AM 14,649 Views 43 Comments

The growth in requests is more than double the global average.

# privacy - Saturday 25 October, 2014

'Revenge porn' soon to be illegal under new UK law, so should Ireland follow suit?
# Breach Of Trust
# Breach Of Trust

'Revenge porn' soon to be illegal under new UK law, so should Ireland follow suit?

Oct 25th 2014, 7:30 AM 12,779 Views 22 Comments

The punishment for sharing explicit images or videos on the internet in the UK will be a two year jail sentence.