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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.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube European Parliament

MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube

Intense lobbying was done by tech giants like Google, which profits hugely from the advertising generated alongside the content it hosts.

From TheJournal.ie French Muslim group sues Facebook and YouTube over New Zealand shooting video Viral Video

French Muslim group sues Facebook and YouTube over New Zealand shooting video

Facebook France told AFP by e-mail that it would study the suit, adding that “acts of terror and hatred speech have no place on Facebook”.

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.

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