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# privacy - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Google privacy case can be heard in UK, court rules
# Browsers
# Browsers

Google privacy case can be heard in UK, court rules

Jan 16th 2014, 7:16 PM 4,983 Views 2 Comments

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
# Privacy
# Privacy

French actress sues Closer magazine over reported affair with Hollande

Jan 16th 2014, 5:22 PM 13,389 Views 22 Comments

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
# Security
# Security

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

Jan 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 17,395 Views 32 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 307 Views 53 Comments

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
# Reliable Sources
# Reliable Sources

NY Times reporter fighting order to reveal his CIA sources

Jan 14th 2014, 4:02 PM 7,772 Views 17 Comments

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
# France
# France

French magazine alleges Francois Hollande affair with actress

Jan 10th 2014, 7:26 PM 16,147 Views 33 Comments

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!
# Column
# Column

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

Jan 3rd 2014, 1:30 PM 139 Views 28 Comments

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.

# privacy - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

The five tech trends that will help shape 2014
# Predictions
# Predictions

The five tech trends that will help shape 2014

Jan 1st 2014, 7:00 PM 32,001 Views 13 Comments

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'
# Data
# Data

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

Dec 20th 2013, 11:07 AM 5,789 Views 9 Comments

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
# Privacy
# Privacy

Instagram launches private photo messaging service

Dec 12th 2013, 4:31 PM 6,204 Views 10 Comments

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
# Stay Safe
# Stay Safe

How to keep your social profiles safe and private

Dec 1st 2013, 8:30 PM 28,847 Views 54 Comments

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
# Hold The Front Page
# Hold The Front Page

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

Nov 22nd 2013, 9:00 AM 16,978 Views 43 Comments

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
# Google
# Google

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

Nov 4th 2013, 3:45 PM 5,837 Views 13 Comments

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
# No Hiding
# No Hiding

Facebook ends 'invisibility cloak' for users

Oct 12th 2013, 5:30 PM 49,069 Views 59 Comments

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
# NSFW
# NSFW

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

Oct 4th 2013, 12:05 PM 7,273 Views 35 Comments

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

# privacy - Sunday 8 September, 2013

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

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

Sep 8th 2013, 9:45 AM 8,771 Views 18 Comments

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
# Transparency
# Transparency

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

Aug 27th 2013, 10:58 PM 26,644 Views 65 Comments

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

Paris town uses CCTV cameras to catch people who don't clean up after their dog
# Poo Watch
# Poo Watch

Paris town uses CCTV cameras to catch people who don't clean up after their dog

Aug 20th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,098 Views 70 Comments

Well, that’s one way to stop it.

# privacy - Monday 19 August, 2013

Gardaí speak to young girl involved in incident at Slane concert
# Garda
# Garda

Gardaí speak to young girl involved in incident at Slane concert

Aug 19th 2013, 5:07 PM 159,582 Views 13 Comments

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
# Trash Talk
# Trash Talk

London orders rubbish bins to stop collecting smartphone data

Aug 13th 2013, 7:30 AM 18,841 Views 37 Comments

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
# Investigations
# Investigations

Irish government asks Twitter for some users' account details

Aug 1st 2013, 6:30 PM 16,058 Views 79 Comments

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
# Awkward
# Awkward

Japanese officials mistakenly use public settings on Google Groups

Jul 10th 2013, 12:52 PM 9,225 Views 4 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Jul 3rd 2013, 7:00 AM 74 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Apple
# Apple

Apple does not collect 'a mountain of personal details'

Jun 17th 2013, 10:29 AM 5,799 Views 17 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jun 7th 2013, 9:58 AM 6,359 Views 34 Comments

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
# Facebook

Facebook says privacy practices are sufficient, cites independent audit

Apr 26th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,387 Views 23 Comments

What do you think?

# privacy - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

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

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

Mar 6th 2013, 7:00 PM 47 Views 10 Comments

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
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Facebook privacy

Feb 7th 2013, 7:56 PM 9,763 Views 4 Comments

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

# privacy - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Twitter attacked by 'sophisticated' hackers
# Hacking
# Hacking

Twitter attacked by 'sophisticated' hackers

Feb 2nd 2013, 7:40 AM 7,567 Views 12 Comments

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
# Data Privacy
# Data Privacy

MEP wants Brussels to examine legality of new Facebook search

Jan 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,547 Views 4 Comments

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
# Google
# Google

Italy: Court acquits Google executives in autism video appeal

Dec 21st 2012, 4:14 PM 4,720 Views 15 Comments

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
# Europe-v-Facebook
# Europe-v-Facebook

Student plans Irish legal action over Facebook's privacy policy

Dec 12th 2012, 6:30 AM 10,578 Views 34 Comments

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
# Facebook
# Facebook

Privacy group says it may bring Facebook to Irish court

Dec 4th 2012, 9:31 AM 5,758 Views 31 Comments

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
# Farmers
# Farmers

CAP payments to be published again after privacy case

Oct 2nd 2012, 7:00 AM 4,261 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 28th 2012, 4:01 PM 51,457 Views 69 Comments

A Danish tabloid has pictures of the Duchess… bottomless.

# privacy - Monday 24 September, 2012

Facebook denies private messages have been made public
# Privacy Scare
# Privacy Scare

Facebook denies private messages have been made public

Sep 24th 2012, 8:13 PM 15,032 Views 20 Comments

Plus, bad news for Facebook shareholders.

# privacy - Friday 21 September, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner satisfied with Facebook Ireland
# Billy Hawkes
# Billy Hawkes

Data Protection Commissioner satisfied with Facebook Ireland

Sep 21st 2012, 3:22 PM 2,940 Views 8 Comments

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
# Catherine
# Catherine

Danish celeb magazine to print Kate photos tomorrow

Sep 19th 2012, 2:57 PM 9,463 Views 11 Comments

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
# Topless Pics
# Topless Pics

Shatter to examine privacy legislation after publication of Kate pictures

Sep 17th 2012, 5:25 PM 6,713 Views 66 Comments

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
# Kate Middleton
# Kate Middleton

British royal family suing over Kate Middleton topless photos

Sep 14th 2012, 6:26 PM 42,183 Views 74 Comments

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