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# 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 42,191 Views 74 Comments

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
# Privacy
# Privacy

Breaches of patient information addressed by new guidelines

Sep 13th 2012, 7:45 PM 3,050 Views 1 Comment

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
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Aug 26th 2012, 7:56 PM 14,783 Views 4 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# privacy - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Google agrees to pay record $22.5m privacy fine
# Privacy
# Privacy

Google agrees to pay record $22.5m privacy fine

Aug 9th 2012, 9:30 PM 5,488 Views 9 Comments

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
# Data Protection Commissioner
# Data Protection Commissioner

Data Protection Commissioner to make Facebook privacy decision by October

Jul 30th 2012, 10:01 PM 4,924 Views 13 Comments

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

# privacy - Monday 23 July, 2012

Can Twitter identify psychopaths?
# Twitter
From The Daily Edge
# Twitter

Can Twitter identify psychopaths?

Jul 23rd 2012, 1:55 PM 4,986 Views 38 Comments

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
# Facebook

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

Jun 26th 2012, 3:00 PM 14,593 Views 23 Comments

Most Facebook accounts have quietly been changed so that @facebook.com 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
# The Spear

VIDEO: Controversial Jacob Zuma painting defaced at gallery

May 22nd 2012, 4:27 PM 4,483 Views 11 Comments

The Spear depicting Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.

# privacy - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Virgin Atlantic employee quits over alleged emails to paparazzi
# Privacy
# Privacy

Virgin Atlantic employee quits over alleged emails to paparazzi

Apr 7th 2012, 4:44 PM 6,812 Views 17 Comments

The employee allegedly told photographers when celebrities were booked onto flights, so that they could take photos.

# privacy - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Shatter launches stinging attack on 'contrived' journalism
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Shatter launches stinging attack on 'contrived' journalism

Mar 28th 2012, 1:28 PM 3,333 Views 35 Comments

The minister for justice tells a Seanad debate that some journalists omit important facts in order to scandalise the public.

# privacy - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Man seen on Street View urinating in garden sues Google
# Street View
From The Daily Edge
# Street View

Man seen on Street View urinating in garden sues Google

Mar 4th 2012, 8:09 PM 15,591 Views 47 Comments

There’s no such thing as privacy anymore…

# privacy - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Google privacy policy changes are 'in breach of EU law'
# Google
# Google

Google privacy policy changes are 'in breach of EU law'

Mar 1st 2012, 9:25 PM 4,898 Views 26 Comments

The European Union justice commissioner has raised doubts about the legality of the changes the search giant has made to its privacy policy today.

# privacy - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

How to delete your Google browsing history ahead of new privacy policy
# Privacy
# Privacy

How to delete your Google browsing history ahead of new privacy policy

Feb 29th 2012, 11:40 AM 22,783 Views 58 Comments

Tomorrow Google will launch a new privacy policy which could allow services like YouTube to access your browsing history – but there’s still time to opt out.

# privacy - Friday 24 February, 2012

White House calls on internet firms to strengthen privacy protection for users
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

White House calls on internet firms to strengthen privacy protection for users

Feb 24th 2012, 10:10 AM 946 Views 6 Comments

Barack Obama called on companies like Facebook and Google to engage with privacy advocates in order to establish voluntary codes of conduct aimed at protecting users.

# privacy - Friday 17 February, 2012

# privacy - Monday 30 January, 2012

Attention Facebook users: Timeline will soon be mandatory
# Facebook
# Facebook

Attention Facebook users: Timeline will soon be mandatory

Jan 30th 2012, 10:48 AM 7,570 Views 62 Comments

If users don’t adopt the social network’s new feature in the next few weeks, Facebook will do it for them…

# privacy - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Facebook agrees to major privacy changes following DPC audit
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook agrees to major privacy changes following DPC audit

Dec 21st 2011, 3:18 PM 3,454 Views 14 Comments

The world’s largest social network will make significant changes to its privacy settings for worldwide users after an Irish audit.

# privacy - Monday 12 December, 2011

Charlie Sheen accidentally tweets phone number to 5.5 million followers
# Losing
From The Daily Edge
# Losing

Charlie Sheen accidentally tweets phone number to 5.5 million followers

Dec 12th 2011, 9:28 PM 9,578 Views 5 Comments

The tiger-blooded actor was apparently trying to send a direct message to Justin Bieber. Yes, really.

# privacy - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Private photos of Mark Zuckerberg emerge after Facebook security breach
# Security Flaw
# Security Flaw

Private photos of Mark Zuckerberg emerge after Facebook security breach

Dec 7th 2011, 2:19 PM 8,599 Views 19 Comments

The social network says that the bug, which allowed users’ private photos to be accessed, has since been fixed.

# privacy - Monday 21 November, 2011

Hugh Grant names new publication in phone hacking inquiry
# Leveson
# Leveson

Hugh Grant names new publication in phone hacking inquiry

Nov 21st 2011, 6:14 PM 3,795 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, Twitter commentary on today’s hearings were distracted for a time by a #womanontheleft…

# privacy - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Data Commissioner concerned about CCTV in taxis
# CCTV
# CCTV

Data Commissioner concerned about CCTV in taxis

Nov 17th 2011, 12:26 PM 4,241 Views 20 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner is worried about the “proportionality and justification” for having cameras in Irish taxis which record pictures AND sound.

# privacy - Friday 11 November, 2011

Twitter ordered to hand over details of WikiLeaks sympathiser accounts
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Twitter ordered to hand over details of WikiLeaks sympathiser accounts

Nov 11th 2011, 10:25 AM 311 Views 0 Comments

A federal judge rules that Twitter must reveal the IP addresses of three users apparently connected with a criminal investigation.

# privacy - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

HIQA releases new guide for protecting patient records
# Patient Privacy
# Patient Privacy

HIQA releases new guide for protecting patient records

Oct 25th 2011, 11:10 AM 581 Views 2 Comments

In the guide, staff are told to lock away records, log out of computers, and bear in mind that they an be overheard if they discuss patient details in public.

# privacy - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Google announces death of ill-fated Buzz network
# Buzz Off
# Buzz Off

Google announces death of ill-fated Buzz network

Oct 15th 2011, 6:29 PM 864 Views 6 Comments

Google confirms it’s killing off its underfiring Buzz social network in order to focus on its more popular Google Plus service.

# privacy - Friday 26 August, 2011

Irish data chiefs set to test if Facebook ‘Like’ button is illegal
# Privacy
# Privacy

Irish data chiefs set to test if Facebook ‘Like’ button is illegal

Aug 26th 2011, 8:00 AM 5,645 Views 50 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner will be asked to investigate the legality of the ubiquitous ‘Like’ button in the coming days.

# privacy - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Facebook announces more changes to privacy settings
# Rivalry
# Rivalry

Facebook announces more changes to privacy settings

Aug 24th 2011, 1:57 PM 537 Views 5 Comments

Facebook aligns itself to rival website Google+ by making certain changes to its privacy settings.

# privacy - Sunday 21 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Aug 21st 2011, 8:03 PM 2,053 Views 5 Comments

All the day’s news, plus the little bits you may not have caught yet.

Six civil servants rapped for abusing social welfare database
# Civil Servants
# Civil Servants

Six civil servants rapped for abusing social welfare database

Aug 21st 2011, 4:40 PM 236 Views 0 Comments

Six staff at the Department of Social Protection have been investigated since 2009 for inappropriately accessing records.

Facebook's 'Like' button could be in breach of EU law - German official
# Like
# Like

Facebook's 'Like' button could be in breach of EU law - German official

Aug 21st 2011, 12:44 PM 1,263 Views 27 Comments

Data protection officials in one German state have ordered the Like button to be removed from websites, claiming a legal breach.

# privacy - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

South Koreans sue Apple over iPhone user information
# Apple
# Apple

South Koreans sue Apple over iPhone user information

Aug 17th 2011, 10:44 AM 188 Views 2 Comments

Almost 27,000 people in South Korea are suing Apple over the company’s collection of iPhone user location information – which they say is a privacy violation.

# privacy - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Column: A reputation can be ruined... but it can also recover
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A reputation can be ruined... but it can also recover

Jul 19th 2011, 12:53 PM 57 Views 2 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson says there is a big difference in the motivation behind resignations of Rebekah Brooks and police chief Paul Stephenson – and it could make all the difference to how they rebuild their personal reputations.

# privacy - Friday 15 July, 2011

Google Plus addresses gender and grammar worries
# Google Plus
# Google Plus

Google Plus addresses gender and grammar worries

Jul 15th 2011, 2:20 PM 848 Views 3 Comments

Users will now be able to hide their gender identity from other Google Plus members, while statistics reveal that three quarters of users are male.

# privacy - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Irish authorities asked Google to remove mystery content
# Google
# Google

Irish authorities asked Google to remove mystery content

Jun 30th 2011, 5:48 PM 2,568 Views 9 Comments

Google launches its transparency report to highlight government removal requests: guess which country submitted most removal requests?

# privacy - Monday 13 June, 2011

FBI to ease restrictions on agents' investigative powers
# FBI
# FBI

FBI to ease restrictions on agents' investigative powers

Jun 13th 2011, 12:20 PM 301 Views 1 Comment

The FBI is due to release a new edition of its manual that will endow agents with new powers to monitor people who have caught their attention – including rummaging through their rubbish and putting surveillance teams on targets.

# privacy - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

News of the World formally apologises to Sienna Miller
# Phone Hacking
From The Daily Edge
# Phone Hacking

News of the World formally apologises to Sienna Miller

Jun 7th 2011, 3:21 PM 548 Views 6 Comments

News Group Newspapers apologised at London’s High Court today for the “harassment and distress” caused to the actress as a result of it hacking into her voicemail messages.

# privacy - Monday 30 May, 2011

Schools forced to remove CCTV systems by Data Protection Commissioner
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Schools forced to remove CCTV systems by Data Protection Commissioner

May 30th 2011, 4:08 PM 913 Views 0 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner’s report for 2010 says investigation revealed inappropriate access to insurance data as well as two cases where school has to remove CCTV cameras.

# privacy - Monday 23 May, 2011

Newspapers plan new bid to unmask superinjunction footballer
# Privacy
From The42
# Privacy

Newspapers plan new bid to unmask superinjunction footballer

May 23rd 2011, 8:30 AM 187 Views 0 Comments

The Sun and other newspapers will return to the High Court, after a Scottish paper publishes the identity of the footballer.