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#Privacy

# 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 @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 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Controversial Jacob Zuma painting defaced at gallery

The Spear depicting Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.

# privacy - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Virgin Atlantic employee quits over alleged emails to paparazzi

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

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

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

Man seen on Street View urinating in garden sues Google

There’s no such thing as privacy anymore…

# privacy - Thursday 1 March, 2012

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

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Enda Kenny’s American positivity, government’s defence on barracks closures, and Twitter promises to tighten up privacy.

# privacy - Monday 30 January, 2012

Attention Facebook users: Timeline will soon be mandatory

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Facebook agrees to major privacy changes following DPC audit

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

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

Charlie Sheen accidentally tweets phone number to 5.5 million followers

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

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

# privacy - Monday 21 November, 2011

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Hugh Grant names new publication in phone hacking inquiry

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

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

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

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

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

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you should know this morning…

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

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

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

# privacy - Sunday 21 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

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

Six civil servants rapped for abusing social welfare database

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

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

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

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

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Google Plus addresses gender and grammar worries

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 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

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

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

News of the World formally apologises to Sienna Miller

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

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

From The42 Newspapers plan new bid to unmask superinjunction footballer Privacy

Newspapers plan new bid to unmask superinjunction footballer

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

Newspapers plan new bid to unmask superinjunction footballer

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

# privacy - Friday 20 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

The world is ending tomorrow (we’re told) so here it is: the last ever wrap-up of the day’s news.

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Footballer sues Twitter – and possibly you – over superinjunction breaches

The unnamed Premier League footballer behind an injunction over an affair with Imogen Thomas files action against Twitter.

# privacy - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Google threatens to shut down Swiss Street View

Closing down the service in one whole country would be the internet giant’s biggest response yet to privacy violation claims.

Poll: Are you concerned about online privacy breaches? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you concerned about online privacy breaches?

Facebook is the latest in a long line of companies to admit users’ personal data has been compromised. Do you care?