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From TheJournal.ie EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit Competition

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit

There is concern that acquiring Fitbit’s user data will strengthen Google’s position in targeted advertising.

From TheJournal.ie HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective Data

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective

The app will record if a user is in close contact with another user by exchanging anonymous codes.

From TheJournal.ie Climate change could put more than 60,000 homes at risk of coastal flooding by 2050 Extreme Weather

Climate change could put more than 60,000 homes at risk of coastal flooding by 2050

Dublin, Louth and Clare are expected to be the most affected counties.

From TheJournal.ie Are others really breaking the shutdown rules? Or is it just our perception? Opinion

Are others really breaking the shutdown rules? Or is it just our perception?

Behavioural expert Dr Shane Timmons says our internal bias can dictate our perception of shutdown compliance.

From TheJournal.ie Deal with broadband providers to help students learn at home doesn't cover Zoom website

Deal with broadband providers to help students learn at home doesn't cover Zoom website

Many third-level institutions and schools are using video calling to home school during the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What does the data tell us about Ireland's fight against coronavirus? Podcast

The Explainer: What does the data tell us about Ireland's fight against coronavirus?

We speak to two experts about the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic Covid-19

Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic

There has been increased pressure on the networks as more people work from home and connect with loved ones.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court to refer Graham Dwyer data retention appeal to the EU's Court of Justice Supreme Court

Supreme Court to refer Graham Dwyer data retention appeal to the EU's Court of Justice

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said the three central questions in the case “each involve difficult issues”.

From TheJournal.ie Your crash course in... the EU's grand plans for 'technological sovereignty' Deeptech

Your crash course in... the EU's grand plans for 'technological sovereignty'

The European Commission unveiled a slate of proposals this week on data rules and AI.

From TheJournal.ie Power-hungry data centres are here to stay - what does that mean for Ireland's renewable targets?

Power-hungry data centres are here to stay - what does that mean for Ireland's renewable targets?

The energy industry is “due for a change”. That could bring an opportunity.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the man behind Diaceutics, the data company helping people access life-saving drugs Interview

Meet the man behind Diaceutics, the data company helping people access life-saving drugs

Peter Keeling took the Belfast company public in March and is changing testing for precision medicine.

From The42 Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload Jouez

Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload

Eoin Toolan examines the All Blacks’ support play to explain their effectiveness in offloading.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse Message Encryption

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Department told to destroy documents belonging to 3.2 million citizens it kept after PSC applications Data Retention

Department told to destroy documents belonging to 3.2 million citizens it kept after PSC applications

The Data Protection Commissioner has found that there is no lawful basis for retaining information from PSC applications.

From TheJournal.ie Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful Data Protection

Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful

It comes after an individual made a complaint about the repeated requests to provide information to claim child benefit.

From TheJournal.ie 540 jobs on the way as planning permission granted for €500 million data centre in Wicklow Echelon Data Centres

540 jobs on the way as planning permission granted for €500 million data centre in Wicklow

Echelon Data Centres was granted permission for the facility to be built at the Avoca River Business Park.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings Social Media

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings

It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.

From TheJournal.ie 'I refuse not to feel safe': How women feel about cycling in Dublin Opinion

'I refuse not to feel safe': How women feel about cycling in Dublin

When women cyclists were surveyed, here’s what they had to say about travelling by bike.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court agrees to hear 'leapfrog appeal' in Graham Dwyer case Mobile Phones

Supreme Court agrees to hear 'leapfrog appeal' in Graham Dwyer case

The Supreme Court said that the case “raises complex and novel questions of constitutional and EU law”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls Spyware

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls

The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform.

From TheJournal.ie UK police forces to ask rape victims to hand in mobile phones for investigation Digital Privacy

UK police forces to ask rape victims to hand in mobile phones for investigation

Concerns have been raised by victims groups about new consent forms.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?

The Data Protection Commission launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog Data Breach

Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog

The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords Security Breach

Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords

It said the passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers.

From TheJournal.ie 'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies FAKE NEWS

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies

A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus exposed over 100 job applicants' details in an email blunder Data

Aer Lingus exposed over 100 job applicants' details in an email blunder

Candidates’ email addresses were accidentally shared with other jobseekers.

From TheJournal.ie Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call Apple This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Data watchdog seeks urgent meeting with Facebook over plans to merge Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger Data Concerns

Data watchdog seeks urgent meeting with Facebook over plans to merge Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook is said to be planning to integrate its various message platforms, but the Data Protection Commissioner wants clarity.

From TheJournal.ie Suspect arrested over major data leak targeting German officials including Angela Merkel Hacked

Suspect arrested over major data leak targeting German officials including Angela Merkel

The information comprised addresses, phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents.

From TheJournal.ie Marriott International says up to 500 million hotel guests affected by hack Data Hack

Marriott International says up to 500 million hotel guests affected by hack

Marriott was alerted on 8 September that there has been an attempt to hack their reservation database in the US.

From TheJournal.ie NUIG data breach concerns as USB possibly storing student details goes missing Data Breach

NUIG data breach concerns as USB possibly storing student details goes missing

All students who may have been impacted have been notified.

From The42 'I hit my best speed time in six years' - Rob Kearney beats the fear of injury Fit And Firing

'I hit my best speed time in six years' - Rob Kearney beats the fear of injury

The Leinster fullback could relate to Michael Owen’s recent honesty about injuries.

From TheJournal.ie Google records people's movements even when told not to Location History

Google records people's movements even when told not to

The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI says it has 'no report' of private data being handed to loyalist paramilitaries Data Breach

PSNI says it has 'no report' of private data being handed to loyalist paramilitaries

The Irish News says it has seen the data.

From TheJournal.ie Ticketmaster warns Irish customers may have been affected by data breach Security

Ticketmaster warns Irish customers may have been affected by data breach

People who purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets between February and 23 June 2018 could be at risk.

From TheJournal.ie Dixons Carphone yet to determine if Irish customers affected by major cyber attack Data Breach

Dixons Carphone yet to determine if Irish customers affected by major cyber attack

The attack attempted to compromise 5.9 million customer payment cards.

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commissioner concludes investigation into Yahoo over massive data breach Data Protection

Data Protection Commissioner concludes investigation into Yahoo over massive data breach

500 million people were affected by the breach.

From TheJournal.ie Some US news websites have been blocked by the new EU data law GDPR

Some US news websites have been blocked by the new EU data law

The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect today.

From TheJournal.ie Would you let your fridge do the Big Shop for you? The future of your personal data Future Focus

Would you let your fridge do the Big Shop for you? The future of your personal data

Or would you sell your personal information to the highest bidder? (If you haven’t already.)

From TheJournal.ie Hospital staff member sacked for accessing Ed Sheeran data Ipswich

Hospital staff member sacked for accessing Ed Sheeran data

The BBC reports that two staff members were disciplined on the same date Sheeran was admitted.

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