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# tracking - Sunday 10 December, 2017

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.

# tracking - Thursday 11 August, 2016

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.

# tracking - Thursday 4 August, 2016

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.

# tracking - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

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.

# tracking - Sunday 29 May, 2016

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.

# tracking - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

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.

# tracking - Thursday 24 December, 2015

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.

# tracking - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

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 - Monday 23 November, 2015

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 - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

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.

# tracking - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

'Bible-toting' police officers dressed up as priests to bust drug dealer

“As we are fighting crime, we have to be a little ingenious.”

# tracking - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Can your phone's battery really be used to spy on you?

In the short-term, it can.

# tracking - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Here's how you can turn off location tracking on your phone

If you find the idea of geolocation a little bit creepy.

# tracking - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Would a 'track my crime' system help victims trust garda investigations?

The system is in place in the UK and could come here.

# tracking - Thursday 24 July, 2014

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.

# tracking - Monday 16 June, 2014

From The42 Analysis: England's Chris Ashton shows the value of proactive support lines 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.

# tracking - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

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 - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

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 - Thursday 5 December, 2013

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.

# tracking - Sunday 3 November, 2013

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.

# tracking - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Here's how many people are electronically tagged in Ireland*

*Clue: it’s not a lot.

# tracking - Thursday 22 August, 2013

'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.

# tracking - Thursday 22 November, 2012

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…

# tracking - Sunday 21 October, 2012

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.

# tracking - Thursday 9 February, 2012

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?

# tracking - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# tracking - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

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.

# tracking - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

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.