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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

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# Vaccine
Taskforce had 'positive' discussions with Data Protection Commission about vaccine tracking system
A company to provide the IT system is expected to be selected shortly.
# Deliveries
Here's how to track all your mail and deliveries this Christmas season
An Post has an online tracking system to keep on top of your mail.
# Behind The Scenes
Android apps can be used to track your whereabouts without you knowing
Researchers found a way to figure out a phone’s whereabouts without relying on GPS or WiFi.
# in the background
Your phone's battery life is being used to track you online
Tracking scripts can be used to read a device’s battery level, allowing a site or ad to identify the same person from different visits.
# opt-in
Google wants to expand how it tracks you for ads - and it's giving you a choice
And yes, Google still knows quite a lot about you.
# TechKnowHow
Your iPhone keeps track of where you've been. Here's how to stop it
Very little will be affected if you do decide to turn it off.
# evidence
Court hears how gardaí traced can of Red Bull found at murder scene to shop in Dublin
Gary Flynn has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Seamus ‘Shay’ O’Byrne.
# where in the world
Want to track Santa's trip around the world? You have a few options
And there are a few things you can do while you wait for him to arrive.
# 12 days of tech
Here's how you can check what visited locations your phone has saved
Your phone automatically keeps track of all locations you’ve visited, but there’s a way to turn it off.
# tracking
A Minority Report-style interface for your devices isn't sci-fi but a real possibility
The likes of Minority Report depict a world where you only need your hands to interact with software – and Leap Motion is working on such an experience.
# tracking
Belgian court tells Facebook to stop tracking non-members or else
If it fails to comply, it will risk fines of up to €250,000 a day.
# out on a lima
'Bible-toting' police officers dressed up as priests to bust drug dealer
“As we are fighting crime, we have to be a little ingenious.”
# Too much information?
Can your phone's battery really be used to spy on you?
In the short-term, it can.
# Q-tip
Here's how you can turn off location tracking on your phone
If you find the idea of geolocation a little bit creepy.
# online checkup
Would a 'track my crime' system help victims trust garda investigations?
The system is in place in the UK and could come here.
# ad blocker
Here's how you can prevent ad tracking from happening on your phone
Because not everyone wants their data to be used for advertising purposes.
# Off The Ball
Analysis: England's Chris Ashton shows the value of proactive support lines
The Saracens wing got on the end of an England try against New Zealand thanks to his tracking.
# leaky apps
US and UK security agencies target Angry Birds and co for user data
Tracking a smartphone’s apps could reveal its settings, what documents it had downloaded, and in some cases, the owner’s political alignment or sexual orientation.
# tracking
Facebook buys sports data startup SportStream to help it find real-time content
The startup tracks sports-related content, news and statistics, allowing broadcasters to find and use content from Facebook.
# tracking
NSA gathers nearly 5 billion call records a day worldwide
The agency collects this information to do what it calls “target development” – finding unknown associates of targets it already knows about.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Pregnancy, Steam popularity and a human cyborg
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Crime and Punishment
Here's how many people are electronically tagged in Ireland*
*Clue: it’s not a lot.
# oh no he didn't
'Boyfriend Tracker' app removed from Google Play
The Brazilian app allowed partners track their boyfriend’s location, listen in on conversations and get copies of their texts.
# Conflict
Explainer: How Israel developed its 'Iron Dome' rocket defence system
Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system has been used heavily over the last week. Here’s the story behind it…
# iPhone tracking
iOS 6 enables advertisers to track user preferences by default
Apple have made this possible through the use of a cookie-like unique identifer, which advertisers can use to track user preferences. It can be disabled, however.
Column: Ever get that feeling you’re being watched? You are – right now.
Our lives are closely tracked from the minute we go online, writes Hugh Torpey, and it’s only getting weirder. So should we be worried?
# Healthcare
Healthcare workers 'should be tracked'
The Health Information and Quality Authority wants every healthcare worker to be assigned a unique number which will follow them throughout the course of their career.
# Apple
Suit brought against Apple over iPad and iPhone user 'tracking'
Two Apple customers have launched a suit against the company, asking for an injunction to disable the tracking in devices – and damages for violating their rights.