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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.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources The Eighth

Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources

Facebook said that it will not allow any ads coming from foreign sources which are deemed to be “attempting to influence the outcome of the vote on May 25″.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter urges users to change passwords after data 'unmasked' Data

Twitter urges users to change passwords after data 'unmasked'

Twitter says there’s no indication that there was a data breach.

From TheJournal.ie Cambridge Analytica shuts down amid Facebook data crisis Data

Cambridge Analytica shuts down amid Facebook data crisis

Cambridge Analytica sought information on Facebook to build psychological profiles on a large portion of the US electorate.

From TheJournal.ie UK threatens to issue Zuckerberg with formal summons as he declined to appear to testify Data Row

UK threatens to issue Zuckerberg with formal summons as he declined to appear to testify

Ignoring a formal summons could invite action by the House of Commons in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns over mystery Facebook ads claiming to offer 'unbiased facts' on Eighth Referendum Data

Concerns over mystery Facebook ads claiming to offer 'unbiased facts' on Eighth Referendum

Facebook users were targeted over the weekend with advertisements directing them to a website which has since disappeared.

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe New Data Rules

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements Data

Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements

Two Facebook executives spoke before an Oireachtas committee this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court Max Schrems

EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court

The High Court today set out a number of questions which the European court must answer.

From TheJournal.ie INM has written to individuals who may be affected by alleged data breach at company Data Breach

INM has written to individuals who may be affected by alleged data breach at company

The letter also details former chairperson of INM Leslie Buckley’s involvement in the breach.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent' Shared

Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent'

To get authorised by Facebook, “advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location,” the statement said.

From TheJournal.ie Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act' Cambridge Analytica

Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'

Up to 45,000 Irish Facebook profiles may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

From TheJournal.ie Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns Data Breach

Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns

Facebook has admitted that data of up to 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 87 million people impacted by Facebook data breach Cambridge Analytica

Up to 87 million people impacted by Facebook data breach

It was previously thought that 50 million users had been affected.

From TheJournal.ie Gay dating app Grindr under fire after revelation it shared users' HIV status with third parties Data

Gay dating app Grindr under fire after revelation it shared users' HIV status with third parties

Grindr said in a statement that sharing data with the specific third parties was “industry practice”.

From TheJournal.ie Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues Facebook

Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues

He rejected criticism of Apple’s Tim Cook who argued Facebook got into trouble because it was so focused on monetising people’s data.

From TheJournal.ie 'Any possibility of a threesome?': The growing use of text messages in Ireland's criminal investigations Evidence

'Any possibility of a threesome?': The growing use of text messages in Ireland's criminal investigations

Experts say there is a huge amount of valuable data on a person’s phone that can be used if they are accused of a crime.

From TheJournal.ie Offices of Cambridge Analytica raided by UK information commissioner London

Offices of Cambridge Analytica raided by UK information commissioner

Around 18 enforcement agents entered the company’s London headquarters at around 8pm to execute the warrant.

From TheJournal.ie Zuckerberg says there was a 'breach of trust' between Facebook and its users Cambridge Analytica This post contains videos

Zuckerberg says there was a 'breach of trust' between Facebook and its users

“I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible for what happens on our platform.”

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