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# privacy - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Here's why people are worried about a US warrant for emails on Irish servers

A US court has said Microsoft has to hand over the data but European governments (ours included, of course) and other US companies think this would be a disaster.

# privacy - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Facebook Ireland ordered to respond to privacy lawsuit within four weeks

The company’s international office has to submit a counter-statement to Vienna Regional Court otherwise it will make a judgement in its absense

# privacy - Sunday 17 August, 2014

How to make sure your Facebook security settings are in top shape

Most of your information could be publicly available and you might not even realise it.

# privacy - Friday 15 August, 2014

These Windows Phone features will prevent anyone from looking through your phone

Anyone who find themselves lending their phone to their kids or friends regularly will need these

# privacy - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Opinion: Planning for loss of mental capacity should be as automatic as making a will

Opinion: Planning for loss of mental capacity should be as automatic as making a will

Making an advanced healthcare directive is good sense – serious illness, brain injury, accident or stroke could render any one of us incapacitated.

# privacy - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Man arrested after Microsoft scanned his emails for child pornography

Companies such as Google and Microsoft have been performing scans to identify illegal images being sent online.

25,000 people join privacy lawsuit against Facebook

The class action suit, filed by lawyer Max Schrems, is limiting the number of participants to 25,000 until all requests are verified.

Google has removed links to this criminal's Wikipedia page

Google removed links to the page of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch.

# privacy - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Everything you ever wanted to know about Google Glass (but were afraid to ask) Ok Glass This post contains images

Everything you ever wanted to know about Google Glass (but were afraid to ask)

The device has attracted much attention and criticism since it was first revealed, but what is it really like to use?

# privacy - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland

Judge rejected Microsoft bid concerning the provision of email information on servers in Ireland to US authorities.

# privacy - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

The EU has unveiled a new logo that shows which devices follow its privacy laws

The growing use of RFID chips in devices has caused the European Commission to put together regulations for them, ensuring no legal ‘grey zone’ emerges from their use.

# privacy - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

High Court asks Europe whether Facebook should be investigated over NSA

A number of questions relating to a case involving the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s decision to not investigate Facebook, will now be dealt with by the European Court of Justice.

# privacy - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Facebook plans to share your web browsing activity with advertisers

Facebook will now take data from users’ smartphone and other websites to help improve its ad targeting services, but it also includes opt-out and privacy controls.

# privacy - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Column: People who use social media need to think long and hard about their privacy

Users are responsible for their own privacy on social media but too often they’re focusing on convenience instead.

# privacy - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Iranian judge summons Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg over privacy complaints

However, no extradition treaty exists between Iran and the United States, so Zuckerburg is unlikely to appear.

# privacy - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge New feature lets you 'ask' your Facebook friends about their relationship status Don't Ask

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.

# privacy - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Europe struck wrong balance on 'right to be forgotten' ruling, says Google boss

The company’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, said the ECJ had struck the wrong balance, causing what he describes as a “collision between a right to be forgotten and a right to know.”

# privacy - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Boston College says it will hand back Troubles tapes... to interviewees

After the PSNI gained access to the tapes, leading to arrests, the college says it will return the material to former paramilitaries if they want.

# privacy - Friday 11 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Women Who Eat On Tubes founder says Facebook page is 'an art project' Bite Me

Women Who Eat On Tubes founder says Facebook page is 'an art project'

Tony Burke says it’s part of an observational study.

# privacy - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Major victory for Irish online rights group as ECJ strikes down EU mobile surveillance rules

Digital Rights Ireland hard argued that the rules requiring operators to keep call details were against fundamental rights.

# privacy - Monday 7 April, 2014

Column: If you take photos of people without their knowledge, you're being a creep

We need to start taking privacy in public places seriously, starting by not sharing images made without the subject’s consent – after all, next time, it could be you, writes Fergal Crehan.

# privacy - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

LinkedIn clamps down on browser plug-in which reveals users' email

The site is issuing a cease and desist letter to Sell Hack, a browser plug-in which allows you to view an account’s email address, even if you’re not connected.

# privacy - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

WhatsApp co-founder assures users their privacy won't be affected by Facebook deal

The company’s co-founder Jan Koum said its goal is “knowing as little about you as possible” and it wouldn’t have accepted Facebook’s offer if they had to compromise its principles.

# privacy - Sunday 9 March, 2014

McDonald's hidden bathroom camera isn't spying on cubicles or urinals Privacy This post contains images

McDonald's hidden bathroom camera isn't spying on cubicles or urinals

The device is pointed away from these areas and only has view of the bathroom’s sinks.

# privacy - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Your Facebook search history is a thing of nightmares Oh Dear God

Your Facebook search history is a thing of nightmares

Here’s how to get rid of it.

# privacy - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Spy agency captures millions of Yahoo users' webcam images

In one six-month period in 2008, the British spy agency collected webcam imagery from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts around the world.

# privacy - Monday 24 February, 2014

The knock-on effect: WhatsApp rival adds 8m users in 4 days

Telegram Messenger, a messaging app that focuses on privacy, saw almost five million users sign up on Saturday after WhatsApp experienced an outage.

# privacy - Sunday 9 February, 2014

This was the first ever news article written about Facebook

“I think it’s kind of silly that it would take the University a couple of years to get around to it. I can do it better than they can, and I can do it in a week.”

# privacy - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

It's Data Protection day - are you up to speed on your data privacy rights?

European data protection reform could be introduced before the end of this year.

# privacy - Monday 27 January, 2014

Private answers: Irish people are now less worried about social media security

Over two-thirds of people feel they have had their privacy breached, with a rise in unsolicited emails and texts.

# privacy - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

EU Justice Chief calls for tougher sanctions for companies that break data protection laws

The new legislation would see companies being fined 2 per cent of their global annual turnover for breaching data protection legislation.

# privacy - Friday 17 January, 2014

Obama clips NSA's wings but bulk collections will continue

The NSA will now have to seek court orders to access data on specific targets, but will continue to collect massive amounts of data.

# privacy - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Google privacy case can be heard in UK, court rules

The internet giant will be appealing the decision, having argued that the trial should take place in California.

French actress sues Closer magazine over reported affair with Hollande

Julie Gayet is seeking €50,000 in damages for the report. If she wins, Closer will have to publish the legal verdict on its cover page.

# privacy - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Android-powered Blackphone aims to be first privacy-focused smartphone

The two companies behind it say that the phone will be unlocked and ready to pre-order at the end of February.

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts

The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.

# privacy - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

NY Times reporter fighting order to reveal his CIA sources

James Risen says he is willing to go to jail to protect those who gave him information.

# privacy - Friday 10 January, 2014

French magazine alleges Francois Hollande affair with actress

Hollande has reacted furiously to the allegation but did not deny it.

# privacy - Friday 3 January, 2014

Column: Hey, ads! Stop looking at me while I'm on the toilet!

When the ads you never asked to see are so invasive that they even follow you into the toilet, you have every right to take a stand against it, writes Clare Hartwieg.