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From TheJournal.ie Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps Clear History

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps

The tool was first announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter and Facebook accuse China of social media campaign against Hong Kong protesters Fake Accounts

Twitter and Facebook accuse China of social media campaign against Hong Kong protesters

Facebook and Twitter said they had shut down nearly 1,000 active accounts linked to China.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users Facebook

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users

Facebook said audio snippets reviewed by contractors were masked so as not to reveal anyone’s identity.

From TheJournal.ie Injunction against Facebook and Twitter following Ana Kriegel trial to remain until November Ana Kriegel Trial

Injunction against Facebook and Twitter following Ana Kriegel trial to remain until November

The court was told that the issues continue to be monitored and both companies have been ‘wholeheartedly cooperating’.

From TheJournal.ie United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition Big Tech

United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition

The investigation comes after the European Union imposed hefty fines on Google recently.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook flaw allowed thousands of children to join chats with people not approved by parents Messenger Kids

Facebook flaw allowed thousands of children to join chats with people not approved by parents

The social network said it has been shutting down the group chats involved.

From TheJournal.ie Privacy concerns raised over app that makes you look older through artificial technology Face Off

Privacy concerns raised over app that makes you look older through artificial technology

FaceApp uses artificial intelligence to make you look older or younger.

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 US Border Patrol investigating 'disturbing' Facebook group allegedly filled with racist memes Border Patrol

US Border Patrol investigating 'disturbing' Facebook group allegedly filled with racist memes

The group was created in August 2016 and has some 9,500 members, according to ProPublica.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook urges against 'punitive' fines for firms who breach Government's new online safety laws Online Safety Act

Facebook urges against 'punitive' fines for firms who breach Government's new online safety laws

The government published submissions on the proposed laws today.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook's Libra project could be a watershed moment for the blockchain industry Financial Services

Facebook's Libra project could be a watershed moment for the blockchain industry

This marks the social media giant’s boldest foray into the financial services industry.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint of 'racism' against Wexford shop whose owner painted his face black for advert upheld ASAI

Complaint of 'racism' against Wexford shop whose owner painted his face black for advert upheld

Smyths Homevalue shared the video on Facebook to promote Black Friday last year.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook and Twitter representatives to appear before court after Ana Kriegel murderers identified online Contempt Of Court

Facebook and Twitter representatives to appear before court after Ana Kriegel murderers identified online

The boys, identified in the media only as Boy A and Boy B, were convicted yesterday of murdering Ana Kriegel last year.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook announces plans for new cryptocurrency to come into operation as early as 2020 Libra

Facebook announces plans for new cryptocurrency to come into operation as early as 2020

Facebook and some two dozen partners released a prototype of Libra as an open source code for developers interested in weaving it into apps, services or businesses/

From TheJournal.ie This deepfake video of a megalomaniac 'Mark Zuckerberg' is testing Facebook Spectre This post contains videos

This deepfake video of a megalomaniac 'Mark Zuckerberg' is testing Facebook

The AI-generated video is part of a project looking at the power of social media.

From TheJournal.ie Vehicle supplier secures order to have Facebook group it claims is damaging its business reputation taken down Nightmare Coaches

Vehicle supplier secures order to have Facebook group it claims is damaging its business reputation taken down

The injunction was granted in favour Harris Auto Trading Company.

From TheJournal.ie Radiohead release 18 hours of hacked material in aid of Extinction Rebellion Bandcamp

Radiohead release 18 hours of hacked material in aid of Extinction Rebellion

The material was reportedly held to $150,000 ransom.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists Policy And Economy

Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in EU-US data transfer case Data Protection

Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in EU-US data transfer case

The decision comes after the High Court referred a number of questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook says a ban on junk food ads for children could hurt the marketing of Spotify playlists Policy And Economy

Facebook says a ban on junk food ads for children could hurt the marketing of Spotify playlists

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick man who made death threats through Facebook to rape victim jailed for six years Jailed

Limerick man who made death threats through Facebook to rape victim jailed for six years

The 26-year-old man pleaded guilty to raping the 19-year-old victim in November 2015,

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online? FAKE NEWS

Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online?

The social media giant has been criticised after altered footage of Pelosi was posted online this week.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards Eu Elections

Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards

Fine Gael has asked Facebook and Google to remove the ads.

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack Breach

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack

Confidential emails from the social networking giant reveal the local fallout of the September attack.

From TheJournal.ie 'News flash morons: I'm in Edmonton': Fugitive caught after sending address to Canadian TV station Over Here

'News flash morons: I'm in Edmonton': Fugitive caught after sending address to Canadian TV station

Jessie Dean Kowalchuk was wanted for violating his probation in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook co-founder says it's time for the government to break up the tech giant Monopoly

Facebook co-founder says it's time for the government to break up the tech giant

“I feel a sense of anger and responsibility,” Chris Hughes wrote, who worked on the first News Feed team.

From TheJournal.ie Love at first like: Facebook to add 'secret crush' feature as part of revamp of social network Get Connected

Love at first like: Facebook to add 'secret crush' feature as part of revamp of social network

The company is planning an overhaul of its app and website.

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 Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed Plain Text

Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back after massive two-hour outage Down
From TheJournal.ie Airbnb apologises after family finds camera hidden in smoke alarm in Cork home Holidays

Airbnb apologises after family finds camera hidden in smoke alarm in Cork home

The companysaid that its original handling of this incident did not meet its own standards.

From TheJournal.ie Tech companies face fines and jail time if they fail to remove violent content under new Australia law Social Media

Tech companies face fines and jail time if they fail to remove violent content under new Australia law

It comes in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand on 15 March.

From TheJournal.ie Mark Zuckerberg tells TDs that Facebook is working proactively on child protection issues Social Media Regulation

Mark Zuckerberg tells TDs that Facebook is working proactively on child protection issues

Three TDs met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Merrion Hotel in Dublin today

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who should regulate social media in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should regulate social media in Ireland?

TDs will meet with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today.

From TheJournal.ie TDs to meet Mark Zuckerberg in Facebook Dublin HQ tomorrow to chat about fake news Social Media Regulation

TDs to meet Mark Zuckerberg in Facebook Dublin HQ tomorrow to chat about fake news

Social media regulation, transparency in political advertising and the safety of young people online are all up for discussion.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook to tighten live stream access after mosque attacks Streaming

Facebook to tighten live stream access after mosque attacks

Facebook is looking into barring people who have previously violated the social network’s community standards from livestreaming.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook deploys new transparency tools to protect EU elections Foreign Interference

Facebook deploys new transparency tools to protect EU elections

The State’s ethics watchdog raised concerns that foreign based organisations could influence elections in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook extends ban on hate speech to 'white nationalists' Hate Speech

Facebook extends ban on hate speech to 'white nationalists'

Facebook previously linked expressions of white nationalism with broader concepts of nationalism and separatism.

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