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# Surveillance

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# CIDR
Increased testing demand and an IT legacy issue - What's behind the current lag in reporting Covid-19 cases?
As many as 4,000 additional positive test results have been received which are not yet included in the official case count.
# covid19
HSE's disease surveillance centre receives €3m funding boost for 43 permanent roles
The HPSC is Ireland’s specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases.
# Abuse
What happened to the HSE's proposal for its own undercover investigations in care homes?
Back in 2014, then director general Tony O’Brien said it was time to look at these sorts of measures to protect vulnerable clients.
# China
China defends bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown as 'correct' policy days before 30th anniversary
Hundreds, or possibly more than 1,000, were killed, although the precise number of deaths remains unknown.
# Prison Service
'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff
The prison service paid two private security companies over a two-year period.
# Surveillance
Trump demands review into claim FBI spy infiltrated his presidential campaign
The US President tweeted his intentions today.
# Gangland Crime
Covert Garda units to patrol Dublin boxing event this weekend in wake of murders
It is understood that tight security will be in place at the Citywest event.
# Surveillance
Trump's national security team to be quizzed over Russian influence on election
Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before a Senate panel tomorrow.
# protection
There are at least 24 Hutch family members who are potential targets of an attack
Gardaí believe they know who was behind the murder of Michael Keogh.
# They're watching
Kellyanne Conway on surveillance through phones, TVs and 'microwaves that turn into cameras'
The White House aide says she was not talking about Donald Trump’s baseless claims about spying by Barack Obama.
# Espionage
WikiLeaks releases over 8,000 documents 'hacked from CIA'
The files appear to show the CIA wanted to subvert software products and use them as surveillance devices.
# Courts
Man found with explosives on bus in Dublin is jailed for 7 years
Patrick Brennan pleaded guilty to possessing four blocks of TNT and explosive detonators.
# fly tipping
Night vision CCTV to monitor illegal dumping hotspots in Wicklow mountains
The move aims to combat the worsening fly tipping problem in the region.
# Trouble Brewing
Wikileaks is planning to publish a trove of new documents about the US election
Founder Julian Assange is claiming there is a ‘McCarthyist’ effort against him, particularly by Hillary Clinton.
# being watched
Men jailed after being caught 'red-handed' with loaded guns and a can of petrol
They were caught following a three-day surveillance operation.
# North Carolina
Judge accused of asking an FBI agent to spy on his family in exchange for free beer
“No no no. You’ve had to take time. And I’m glad to do something…”
# Bienvenue
MEPs vote to welcome "human rights defender" Edward Snowden in Europe
Irish MEPs voted 6-4 in favour of the resolution, which Snowden himself has called a “game-changer.”
# Kildare
Two children among six injured in crash involving car under garda surveillance
A two-year-old boy and seven-year-old girl have been taken to Tullamore Hospital.
# Surveillance
Leaked emails show Irish Defence Forces held talks with controversial hacking company
Hacking Team sells viruses to repressive governments, but the Defence Forces say they never bought anything.
# Surveillance
The NSA can't listen to people's phone calls - for now
Intelligence officials have warned the development could jeopardise Americans’ safety.
# Macho Man Randy Savage
WATCH: Presidential candidate Rand Paul's new ad is the most American thing ever
Fire-breathing American eagle? Check. “Royal Rumble” voice-over? Check.
# Part 2
State surveillance: What the government and Gardaí don't want you to know
Part Two of TheJournal.ie’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.
# part 1
State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you
Part One of TheJournal.ie’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.
# hold your whisht
British spy agency might be able to tell when you say 'craic' or 'Dublin' on the phone
And “Belfast”, and “Seán” and “pub.”
# All that junk
Edward Snowden says the US government has access to your nude photos
“The bad news is that they’re still collecting everybody’s information -including your dick pics.”
# Your Say
Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?
A crime fighting tool too far?
# Surveillance
The HSE has NOT abandoned plans to use CCTV in care homes
They have come to a junction because of privacy issues, however, and are now seeking expert advice on how to move forward.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: A sexist Barbie book, a handy spy tool and Russians watching you right now
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# 007
This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you
Amnesty International said Governments are increasingly using technology to access activists and journalists’ private emails and computers.
# Rise of the Machines
NSA cyberwarfare system designed to 'fire back' without human clearance
Edward Snowden made the revelations in a comprehensive interview with Wired.
# Outbreak
Rwanda tests German student for Ebola
The results will be available in 48 hours, the country’s health ministry said.
# SNOWDEN
Snowden granted three-year residency in Russia, with permission to travel
“In the future Edward will have to decide whether to continue to live in Russia and become a citizen or to return to the United States,” his lawyer said today.
# Privacy
Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland
Judge rejected Microsoft bid concerning the provision of email information on servers in Ireland to US authorities.
# Spying
CIA chief apologises to US Senate intelligence committee for agents hacking its computers
The agency’s director had previously dismissed allegations of CIA spying on committee investigators.
# Surveillance
US Bill introduced to end NSA's bulk collection of phone records
If enacted, the legislation would be the most significant change in the wake of Edward Snowden’s information leaks.
# Snooping
UK rushes emergency laws on phone and data surveillance
It will ensure that security services can continue accessing internet and mobile phone data.
# cooke report
Verrimus "reassured" by judge's recommendations in GSOC 'bugging' report:
The company said that it was never part of its remit to uncover the source of any possible surveillance threat.
# cooke report
Here's what Alan Shatter has to say about the GSOC 'bugging' report
The former Minister for Justice said that retired Judge Cooke’s dealing with the matters in the report was in the public interest.
# who said what
We'll have to "wait and see" who leaked GSOC 'bugging' information - Fitzgerald
The justice minister said that at least seven people had access to the information that was leaked to the media.
# BUGGING
Taoiseach's office has GSOC bugging report but he hasn't seen it yet
The Taoiseach is not likely to see the report until Monday as he is currently on a trade mission in California.