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# privacy - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

This is how the Government plans to tackle data protection issues
# Best In Class
# Best In Class

This is how the Government plans to tackle data protection issues

Oct 7th 2014, 10:07 PM 8,261 Views 18 Comments

Junior Minister Dara Murphy announced details of a data protection ‘roadmap ‘ today.

Opinion: We need a modern framework for data protection – and we need it now
# Data
# Data

Opinion: We need a modern framework for data protection – and we need it now

Oct 7th 2014, 8:00 AM 27 Views 6 Comments

Data protection reform will need to rebuild the trust that has been shattered by numerous spying scandals and data breaches.

# privacy - Monday 6 October, 2014

Private investigators fined for unlawfully obtaining addresses of Credit Union members
# MCK Rentals
# MCK Rentals

Private investigators fined for unlawfully obtaining addresses of Credit Union members

Oct 6th 2014, 5:31 PM 8,509 Views 0 Comments

MCK Rentals unlawfully gathered people’s addresses from the Department of Social Protection and the HSE.

# privacy - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Facebook to drag queens: 'Sorry for forcing you to use your real names'
# Dislike
# Dislike

Facebook to drag queens: 'Sorry for forcing you to use your real names'

Oct 2nd 2014, 10:45 AM 7,968 Views 23 Comments

“By forcing us to use our ‘real’ names, it opens the door to abuse and violence.”

Celebrities who took nude photos are "dumb" - EU Commissioner
# Privacy
# Privacy

Celebrities who took nude photos are "dumb" - EU Commissioner

Oct 2nd 2014, 10:26 AM 14,744 Views 58 Comments

Günther Oettinger, the EU’s next head of digital economy, has blamed celebrities for the recent nude photo leak.

# privacy - Monday 22 September, 2014

'Rihanna and Kim Kardashian' among victims of second massive nude photo hack
# Privacy
From The Daily Edge
# Privacy

'Rihanna and Kim Kardashian' among victims of second massive nude photo hack

Sep 22nd 2014, 10:50 AM 28,643 Views 66 Comments

A second wave of nude photos, apparently of female celebrities, have been posted online.

# privacy - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'We're not like them': Apple boss takes jab at companies that monetise personal data
# Data
# Data

'We're not like them': Apple boss takes jab at companies that monetise personal data

Sep 18th 2014, 9:44 AM 4,907 Views 15 Comments

Tim Cook said in a letter on privacy that Apple doesn’t let government services access the company’s information.

# privacy - Thursday 4 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 4th 2014, 12:00 PM 17,778 Views 26 Comments

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
# Class Action
# Class Action

Facebook Ireland ordered to respond to privacy lawsuit within four weeks

Aug 21st 2014, 3:47 PM 8,881 Views 11 Comments

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
# Checkup
# Checkup

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

Aug 17th 2014, 10:15 AM 19,562 Views 17 Comments

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
# Limited Access
# Limited Access

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

Aug 15th 2014, 2:21 PM 10,990 Views 17 Comments

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

Aug 10th 2014, 8:30 AM 152 Views 10 Comments

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

The state has asked Twitter to block 13 accounts in Ireland this year...
# Tweet Tweet
# Tweet Tweet

The state has asked Twitter to block 13 accounts in Ireland this year...

Aug 10th 2014, 8:15 AM 18,640 Views 16 Comments

…and Twitter has refused.

# privacy - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Man arrested after Microsoft scanned his emails for child pornography
# Privacy
# Privacy

Man arrested after Microsoft scanned his emails for child pornography

Aug 7th 2014, 12:01 PM 18,270 Views 36 Comments

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
# Group Effort
# Group Effort

25,000 people join privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Aug 7th 2014, 8:46 AM 9,791 Views 21 Comments

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
# Vow Of Privacy
# Vow Of Privacy

Google has removed links to this criminal's Wikipedia page

Aug 7th 2014, 7:58 AM 18,018 Views 19 Comments

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
# Ok Glass

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

Aug 2nd 2014, 10:00 AM 13,429 Views 15 Comments

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
# Privacy
# Privacy

Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland

Jul 31st 2014, 9:35 PM 10,091 Views 11 Comments

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
# Tagged
# Tagged

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

Jul 30th 2014, 6:20 PM 9,034 Views 22 Comments

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
# Europe Vs Facebook
# Europe Vs Facebook

High Court asks Europe whether Facebook should be investigated over NSA

Jun 18th 2014, 10:25 PM 10,451 Views 4 Comments

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
# Data Sharing
# Data Sharing

Facebook plans to share your web browsing activity with advertisers

Jun 12th 2014, 12:36 PM 8,560 Views 37 Comments

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
# Internet
# Internet

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

Jun 1st 2014, 5:00 PM 47 Views 24 Comments

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
# Extradition
# Extradition

Iranian judge summons Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg over privacy complaints

May 27th 2014, 3:15 PM 11,888 Views 27 Comments

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

# privacy - Monday 19 May, 2014

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

New feature lets you 'ask' your Facebook friends about their relationship status

May 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 4,360 Views 2 Comments

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
# Collision
# Collision

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

May 15th 2014, 11:49 AM 5,409 Views 25 Comments

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
# Troubles
# Troubles

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

May 6th 2014, 8:47 AM 10,735 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 11th 2014, 7:00 PM 2,890 Views 2 Comments

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
# Privacy
# Privacy

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

Apr 8th 2014, 10:23 AM 5,481 Views 26 Comments

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
# Stranger Shaming
# Stranger Shaming

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

Apr 7th 2014, 7:30 PM 162,524 Views 73 Comments

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
# Sneak Peak
# Sneak Peak

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

Apr 1st 2014, 4:06 PM 7,585 Views 5 Comments

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
# Set The Record Straight
# Set The Record Straight

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

Mar 18th 2014, 9:45 AM 5,930 Views 9 Comments

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
# Privacy

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

Mar 9th 2014, 7:45 AM 49,470 Views 61 Comments

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

# privacy - Saturday 1 March, 2014

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

Your Facebook search history is a thing of nightmares

Mar 1st 2014, 4:35 PM 7,796 Views 2 Comments

Here’s how to get rid of it.

# privacy - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Spy agency captures millions of Yahoo users' webcam images
# Spying
# Spying

Spy agency captures millions of Yahoo users' webcam images

Feb 27th 2014, 5:19 PM 12,368 Views 39 Comments

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
# Knock-on Effect
# Knock-on Effect

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

Feb 24th 2014, 7:22 PM 26,475 Views 14 Comments

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
# History Lesson
# History Lesson

This was the first ever news article written about Facebook

Feb 9th 2014, 3:00 PM 23,664 Views 10 Comments

“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?
# My Business
# My Business

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

Jan 28th 2014, 7:45 AM 7,091 Views 7 Comments

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
# Snoop Logs
# Snoop Logs

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

Jan 27th 2014, 5:14 PM 6,869 Views 16 Comments

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
# Legislation
# Legislation

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

Jan 21st 2014, 12:04 PM 2,820 Views 6 Comments

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
# Spying
# Spying

Obama clips NSA's wings but bulk collections will continue

Jan 17th 2014, 6:34 PM 6,664 Views 37 Comments

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