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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 Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse Opinion

Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse

Google is pioneering self-driving cars and bringing the internet to remote parts of Africa via a network of giant balloons, yet somehow they cannot deal with snuff films or child abuse images, writes Diarmuid Pepper.

From TheJournal.ie Miriam O'Callaghan distressed over 'scam product' ads, court hears High Court

Miriam O'Callaghan distressed over 'scam product' ads, court hears

The fake ads wrongly state that O’Callaghan has left her position in RTÉ to focus on promoting the skincare range.

From TheJournal.ie Miriam O'Callaghan files High Court case against Facebook Legal Action

Miriam O'Callaghan files High Court case against Facebook

The case relates to false advertisements featuring the presenter appearing on the platform.

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commission says it was 'categorically' never lobbied by Enda Kenny Facebook

Data Protection Commission says it was 'categorically' never lobbied by Enda Kenny

An Observer article yesterday claimed Kenny offered to lobby on Facebook’s behalf.

From TheJournal.ie 'Friend of Facebook' Enda Kenny offered to lobby on company's behalf while Taoiseach, says Observer article GDPR

'Friend of Facebook' Enda Kenny offered to lobby on company's behalf while Taoiseach, says Observer article

The claims were contained in a Facebook memo published by The Observer.

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 Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections Google

Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections

“While the vast majority of ads on Facebook are run by legitimate organisations, we know that there are bad actors that try to misuse our platform,” Facebook said.

From TheJournal.ie Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH Abortion

Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is very concerned about the alleged case, and has launched an investigation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Do not share. Delete and report': Family of Jackie Griffin urges people not to share photos of M50 crash Family Statement

'Do not share. Delete and report': Family of Jackie Griffin urges people not to share photos of M50 crash

“It has been difficult enough without what has come to our attention,” the Griffin family have said in a statement.

From TheJournal.ie People doctoring M50 crash images to avoid Facebook's filters and upload online, TD says Hildegarde Naughton

People doctoring M50 crash images to avoid Facebook's filters and upload online, TD says

Images of the crash are still being shared on social media by escaping the filters set up to block them, Hildegarde Naughton said.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook given go-ahead for upgrades to former AIB headquarters amid plans to move base to Dublin 4 Property

Facebook given go-ahead for upgrades to former AIB headquarters amid plans to move base to Dublin 4

Plans approved for its Ballsbridge campus include a series of bridges to link each office block.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook wants to merge Messenger with WhatsApp and Instagram Friend Request

Facebook wants to merge Messenger with WhatsApp and Instagram

Facebook said that it would make connecting easier for users, while critics said that it was a way of circumventing regulations.

From TheJournal.ie 'The loss of a loved one is traumatic enough without this': People asked to report photos of fatal M50 crash Finglas

'The loss of a loved one is traumatic enough without this': People asked to report photos of fatal M50 crash

The woman in her 30s who was killed in the incident has been named as Jackie Griffin.

From TheJournal.ie As it announces 1,000 jobs, Facebook has been cleared for a raft of upgrades to its new D4 home Building And Property

As it announces 1,000 jobs, Facebook has been cleared for a raft of upgrades to its new D4 home

Plans approved for its Ballsbridge campus include a series of bridges to link each office block.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook to hire 1,000 more people in Ireland in 2019 Jobs

Facebook to hire 1,000 more people in Ireland in 2019

The jobs will be across a number of areas.

From TheJournal.ie Advertising watchdog should be 'beefed up' so it can monitor online political ads Online Ads

Advertising watchdog should be 'beefed up' so it can monitor online political ads

The minister said the ASAI should have statutory powers extended to it so it can take over monitoring the standards of political ads.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar has watched the Roscommon eviction video, but says it doesn't give a 'full understanding' of events Eviction

Leo Varadkar has watched the Roscommon eviction video, but says it doesn't give a 'full understanding' of events

The incident caught on video shows a property being repossessed by private security personnel.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook says it no longer lets companies like Netflix, Spotify read users' private messages Data Breach

Facebook says it no longer lets companies like Netflix, Spotify read users' private messages

Facebook said the partnerships did allow features like “messaging integrations” but nearly all have been shut down over the past few months.

From TheJournal.ie Washington D.C. sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The suit alleges that Facebook misled users about the security of their data.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook bug may have exposed millions of user photos Facebook Bug

Facebook bug may have exposed millions of user photos

The bug might have affected 6.8 million users over a 12-day period through third-party applications.

From TheJournal.ie Tech giants are turning Dublin into one of Europe’s hottest property markets Silicon Docks

Tech giants are turning Dublin into one of Europe’s hottest property markets

A PwC report has ranked the capital as a top city for real estate investment and development.

From TheJournal.ie The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged Dcu Report

The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged

A DCU report said that there were two types of people who posted hate speech: those “versed” in it and those who just reproduce it.

From TheJournal.ie Man (50) who threatened to put intimate images of ex-girlfriend on Facebook avoids jail Revenge Porn

Man (50) who threatened to put intimate images of ex-girlfriend on Facebook avoids jail

John Lyons said his ex owed him €5,000 from money he claimed he spent on her during their relationship.

From TheJournal.ie Departing Facebook communications chief takes blame for PR firm controversy Definers

Departing Facebook communications chief takes blame for PR firm controversy

Elliot Schrage taking the hit for the controversy is seen by some as convenient, since he previously said he was leaving the company.

From TheJournal.ie Major Facebook outage as users experience problems loading social media site Insta Fail

Major Facebook outage as users experience problems loading social media site

Users have been experiencing problems all morning.

From TheJournal.ie Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says Abortion Vote

Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says

The Referendum Commission says new regulations should be drawn up by government.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook is moving into AIB's Ballsbridge HQ and could bring 5,000 more jobs D4 4 Lyfe

Facebook is moving into AIB's Ballsbridge HQ and could bring 5,000 more jobs

The tech giant has had its international headquarters in Ireland since 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK in introducing a 'Google tax'? Tech Giants This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK in introducing a 'Google tax'?

The measure was announced in the UK’s Budget yesterday but, with many tech giants located here, should Ireland do the same?

From TheJournal.ie 'Could do better': Criticism over funding as Facebook launches new countrywide anti-bullying project Cyber Bullying

'Could do better': Criticism over funding as Facebook launches new countrywide anti-bullying project

Facebook and DCU have launched a new anti-bullying training programme for secondary schools.

From TheJournal.ie Irish data watchdog told only small amount of EU accounts affected in Facebook data breach Hacked

Irish data watchdog told only small amount of EU accounts affected in Facebook data breach

On Friday, Facebook reported that up to 50 million accounts were breached in a security flaw.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook management to be called before Oireachtas Committee over 'alarming' security breach Hacked

Facebook management to be called before Oireachtas Committee over 'alarming' security breach

Yesterday it emerged that up to 50 million accounts were affected this week after a flaw on the social network was exploited by hackers.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached Fire In The Hole

Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached

The social media giant says the breach is something that is “incredibly important”.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook Nazi meme deleted as YFG calls on Ógra Shinn Féin to apologise Slur

Facebook Nazi meme deleted as YFG calls on Ógra Shinn Féin to apologise

Young Fine Gael and Ógra Shinn Féin are at odds after the latter compared Fine Gael to the Nazis.

From TheJournal.ie The founders of Instagram are leaving the company amid reports of clashes with Facebook execs Bubble Burst

The founders of Instagram are leaving the company amid reports of clashes with Facebook execs

Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Minister raises age verification issues with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Online Safety

Minister raises age verification issues with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg

A recent study found that over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie 32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week Cyber Safety

32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week

Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.

From TheJournal.ie One farmer stands in the way of Facebook's plans to expand its Meath data centre campus Data Centres

One farmer stands in the way of Facebook's plans to expand its Meath data centre campus

The social media giant is planning a facility the size of around eight Aviva pitches.

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