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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.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology' Senate Hearing

Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology'

It comes after Donald Trump accused technology firms of “censorship” and suppressing conservative voices.

From TheJournal.ie Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram Fraud

Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram

Well-known brands have distanced themselves from the websites, whose ads keep appearing on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation FAKE NEWS

Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation

Mark Zuckerberg called the deception campaigns “sophisticated and well-funded efforts that aren’t going to stop”.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter suspends personal account of Infowars' host Alex Jones Infowars

Twitter suspends personal account of Infowars' host Alex Jones

It comes a week after Twitter said it would not follow other social media companies in banning Jones from its platform.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says there's 'no evidence of a land bubble' in Ireland Boom To Bust

Taoiseach says there's 'no evidence of a land bubble' in Ireland

Leo Varadkar said it is something the government will keep an eye on.

From TheJournal.ie 'The time for apologies is over': Facebook launches inquiry following Dispatches programme Moderation

'The time for apologies is over': Facebook launches inquiry following Dispatches programme

Workers at Irish contactor CPL who featured in the TV programme have been urged to take time off for their wellbeing.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bad' accounts like Resisters and Aztlan Warriors shut down by Facebook ahead of US midterms Meddling

'Bad' accounts like Resisters and Aztlan Warriors shut down by Facebook ahead of US midterms

“We’re still in the very early stages of our investigation,” Facebook said.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians to return from holidays to grill Facebook execs on undercover Channel 4 report Dublin Moderation

Politicians to return from holidays to grill Facebook execs on undercover Channel 4 report

An undercover Channel 4 Dispatches programme into moderation at the Dublin Headquarters revealed widespread failures.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook has a massive €102 billion wiped off its market value Shares Tumble

Facebook has a massive €102 billion wiped off its market value

Shares of the social media giant have tumbled on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections Foreign Ads

Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections

The Standards in Public Office said it is concerned about political interference from organisations outside of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Aptamil says there are 'no safety issues' with milk formula after claims it made babies sick Consumer Affairs

Aptamil says there are 'no safety issues' with milk formula after claims it made babies sick

French food group Danone, who manufacture the product, launched an investigation this month following hundreds of complaints from parents.

From TheJournal.ie Minister tells Facebook he is 'appalled and disgusted' over harmful content Content Warning

Minister tells Facebook he is 'appalled and disgusted' over harmful content

Naughten said that the company needed a “step change” in their practices.

From TheJournal.ie Zuckerberg says Holocaust denial is 'deeply offensive' after criticism over comments Facebook

Zuckerberg says Holocaust denial is 'deeply offensive' after criticism over comments

The Facebook CEO said posts denying the Holocaust took place would not be removed automatically from the social media platform.

From TheJournal.ie Naughten to meet Facebook management to discuss 'deep concerns' about harmful content New York This post contains videos

Naughten to meet Facebook management to discuss 'deep concerns' about harmful content

A Dispatches documentary revealed that inappropriate content remained on the social media platform despite being reported.

From TheJournal.ie Retail Excellence suspends partnership with Facebook after undercover reporter exposes violations Facebook

Retail Excellence suspends partnership with Facebook after undercover reporter exposes violations

Retail Excellence had partnered with Facebook to provide training to retailers to enhance their digital strategies through their platform.

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