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# privacy - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

The five tech trends that will help shape 2014

With an eventful year gone by, the next twelve months could see the rise of 3D printing and wearable technology.

# privacy - Friday 20 December, 2013

Spain watchdog fines Google €900,000 for privacy 'violations'

The company has been accused of “illegal processing of personal data” obtained from users of its many services.

# privacy - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Instagram launches private photo messaging service

Instagram Direct allows users to send photos and videos to up to 15 people at a time.

# privacy - Sunday 1 December, 2013

How to keep your social profiles safe and private

You could be revealing more information online than you would think.

# privacy - Friday 22 November, 2013

South African media warned not to publish pics of president's house - but do it anyway

The South African president’s home has been revamped using taxpayers money – and the government says it’s a security breach to publish any photographs of it.

# privacy - Monday 4 November, 2013

Google boss says US data spying "outrageous" and potentially illegal

Eric Schmidt was responding to reports that the US government spied on the company’s data centres.

# privacy - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Facebook ends 'invisibility cloak' for users

The social networking site says the change will not impact on privacy for users.

# privacy - Friday 4 October, 2013

No log kept of TDs' and Senators' internet browsing history Exclusive

The Houses of the Oireachtas keeps logs for its own staff, journalists, visitors and contractors but NOT for politicians or their staff, can reveal.

# privacy - Sunday 8 September, 2013

'Lifelogging' camera with no off-button: chronicler or privacy breach?

The camera takes a picture every 30 seconds, digitally recording your daily life. But why?

# privacy - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

The government asked Facebook for details of 40 users so far this year

In its first ever transparency report, Facebook said it received more than 25,000 requests from governments around the world about users’ information.

# privacy - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

# privacy - Monday 19 August, 2013

Gardaí speak to young girl involved in incident at Slane concert

Hundreds of people have shared the images on social networking sites – gardaí are asking people to respect her privacy.

# privacy - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

London orders rubbish bins to stop collecting smartphone data

The high-tech bins have been referred to the privacy watchdog in the UK.

# privacy - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Irish government asks Twitter for some users' account details

Twitter has disclosed that the government made less than 10 requests for information about users in the first six months of this year in its latest transparency report.

# privacy - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Japanese officials mistakenly use public settings on Google Groups

The wrong privacy settings allowed anyone to see internal government memos.

# privacy - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Column: How to protect your private data in a digital world

With Snowden, Prism and national security secrets in the news, it’s clear that technology has made privacy harder to ensure. Renaat Verbruggen gives a run down of how cryptography can protect your private information.

# privacy - Monday 17 June, 2013

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.

# privacy - Friday 7 June, 2013

Poll: Do you believe your personal information online is secure? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe your personal information online is secure?

Revelations in the US have started a privacy debate in recent days.

# privacy - Friday 26 April, 2013

Facebook says privacy practices are sufficient, cites independent audit Facebook This post contains a poll

# privacy - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Column: We already have all the laws we need to tackle online abuse

Proposals to introduce legislation to “curb” social media use are an unnecessary attack on free speech, writes Fergal Crehan.

# privacy - Thursday 7 February, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added Facebook privacy

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# privacy - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Twitter attacked by 'sophisticated' hackers

The attackers may have gained some access to user information.

# privacy - Monday 28 January, 2013

MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search

Labour’s Phil Prendergast says the new graph search may be a breach of a citizen’s right to protect their personal data.

# privacy - Friday 21 December, 2012

Italy: Court acquits Google executives in autism video appeal

An Italian appeals court acquitted three Google executives of having violated the privacy of an autistic Italian boy by failing to take down a video of him being bullied at school.

# privacy - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Student plans Irish legal action over Facebook's privacy policy

Max Schrems and his group, ‘Europe v Facebook’, is preparing legal action against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner over its recent audit of Facebook and its privacy policy.

# privacy - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Privacy group says it may bring Facebook to Irish court

Austrian student group Europe-v-Facebook alleges legal breaches against Facebook Ireland, which hosts global accounts.

# privacy - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

CAP payments to be published again after privacy case

German farmers had taken a successful case to the European Court of Justice in 2008 arguing that publishing the information was a data protection breach.

# privacy - Friday 28 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Oh dear! More photos of Kate Middleton in the nip published Kate Middleton

Oh dear! More photos of Kate Middleton in the nip published

A Danish tabloid has pictures of the Duchess… bottomless.

# privacy - Monday 24 September, 2012

Facebook denies private messages have been made public

Plus, bad news for Facebook shareholders.

# privacy - Friday 21 September, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner satisfied with Facebook Ireland

Billy Hawkes’s office published the findings of its latest audit on the social media giant today.

# privacy - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Danish celeb magazine to print Kate photos tomorrow

Se og Hoer will devote a 16-page splash to the photographs – but it won’t be putting them online.

# privacy - Monday 17 September, 2012

Shatter to examine privacy legislation after publication of Kate pictures

The Justice Minister has heavily criticised the publication of topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge in the Irish Daily Star at the weekend.

# privacy - Friday 14 September, 2012

British royal family suing over Kate Middleton topless photos

The British royal family has said legal proceedings for breach of privacy have commenced in France.

# privacy - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Breaches of patient information addressed by new guidelines

HIQA issues document for health and social care workers to try to prevent privacy of patient data being breached.

# privacy - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# privacy - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Google agrees to pay record $22.5m privacy fine

The company is settling a complaint that it mislead users of Apple’s Safari browser.

# privacy - Monday 30 July, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner to make Facebook privacy decision by October

The watchdog is monitoring whether the social media giant is following recommendations made in a recent audit.

# privacy - Monday 23 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Can Twitter identify psychopaths? Twitter

Can Twitter identify psychopaths?

Do your tweets show a side to you that’s a little scary? A new study suggests that Twitter may be able to identify psychopaths…

# privacy - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Facebook changed your default email address - here's how to change it back Facebook This post contains images

Facebook changed your default email address - here's how to change it back

Most Facebook accounts have quietly been changed so that appears as your main email address. Here’s how to undo the change.

# privacy - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

VIDEO: Controversial Jacob Zuma painting defaced at gallery The Spear This post contains videos

VIDEO: Controversial Jacob Zuma painting defaced at gallery

The Spear depicting Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.