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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Privacy

All time
# Kate Middleton
Oh dear! More photos of Kate Middleton in the nip published
A Danish tabloid has pictures of the Duchess… bottomless.
# Privacy Scare
Facebook denies private messages have been made public
Plus, bad news for Facebook shareholders.
# Billy Hawkes
Data Protection Commissioner satisfied with Facebook Ireland
Billy Hawkes’s office published the findings of its latest audit on the social media giant today.
# catherine
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.
# topless pics
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.
# Kate Middleton
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
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.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Sunday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Privacy
Google agrees to pay record $22.5m privacy fine
The company is settling a complaint that it mislead users of Apple’s Safari browser.
# Data Protection Commissioner
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.
# 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…
# Facebook
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.
# The Spear
VIDEO: Controversial Jacob Zuma painting defaced at gallery
The Spear depicting Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.
# Privacy
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.
# Press Freedom
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.
# Street View
Man seen on Street View urinating in garden sues Google
There’s no such thing as privacy anymore…
# Google
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
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.
# Data Protection
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.
# Facebook
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…
# Facebook
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.
# 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.
# Security Flaw
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.
# Leveson
Hugh Grant names new publication in phone hacking inquiry
Meanwhile, Twitter commentary on today’s hearings were distracted for a time by a #womanontheleft…
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.
# Wikileaks
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.
# patient privacy
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.
# Buzz Off
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
Irish data chiefs set to test if Facebook ‘Like’ button is illegal
The Data Protection Commissioner will be asked to investigate the legality of the ubiquitous ‘Like’ button in the coming days.
# Rivalry
Facebook announces more changes to privacy settings
Facebook aligns itself to rival website Google+ by making certain changes to its privacy settings.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
All the day’s news, plus the little bits you may not have caught yet.
# Civil Servants
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.
# like
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.
# Apple
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.
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.
# Google Plus
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.