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Ireland's data watchdog raises concerns over new Facebook/Ray-Ban smart glasses
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Ireland's data watchdog raises concerns over new Facebook/Ray-Ban smart glasses

Sep 17th 2021, 7:14 PM 48,863 Views 39 Comments

Wearers can take a picture or record video by voice command or by pressing a button.

The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media
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The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media

Sep 17th 2021, 2:15 PM 25,003 Views 48 Comments

Most of the complaints, 739, related to posts on Twitter.

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine
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WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 6:33 PM 15,677 Views 15 Comments

The Facebook-owned company has launched judicial review proceedings against the penalty in the High Court.

'Patent ambiguity': WhatsApp's record €225 million fine underlines grave transparency issues
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'Patent ambiguity': WhatsApp's record €225 million fine underlines grave transparency issues

Sep 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,088 Views 18 Comments
  • Some of the information provided by WhatsApp to users was described as "unnecessarily ambiguous" and "ill-defined".
  • Non-users of WhatsApp were given no information about why the company was processing their mobile phone numbers.
  • Engaging with WhatsApp's Privacy Policy during the inquiry was described as a "needlessly frustrating exercise".
WhatsApp Ireland hit with record €225 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner
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WhatsApp Ireland hit with record €225 million fine by Data Protection Commissioner

Sep 2nd 2021, 11:22 AM 70,945 Views 50 Comments

The Irish privacy watchdog has also reprimanded the company over its failure to comply with GDPR transparency rules.

Facebook bans Russian firm behind Pfizer and AstraZeneca smear campaign
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# Fazze

Facebook bans Russian firm behind Pfizer and AstraZeneca smear campaign

Aug 11th 2021, 9:09 AM 19,232 Views 30 Comments

A network of 65 Facebook accounts and 243 Instagram accounts was traced back to Fazze, an advertising and marketing firm working in Russia.

Facebook shuts down disinformation operation seeking to spread Covid-19 hoaxes
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# Disinformation Laundromat

Facebook shuts down disinformation operation seeking to spread Covid-19 hoaxes

Aug 10th 2021, 10:41 PM 16,065 Views 21 Comments

The operation targeted primarily India and Latin America.

Facebook resolves dispute with Gavin Duffy over ads claiming he was dead
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Facebook resolves dispute with Gavin Duffy over ads claiming he was dead

Jul 29th 2021, 6:04 PM 22,256 Views 32 Comments

In a joint statement they said the misleading claims in these ads had been published by “malicious third-parties”.

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status
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# Thorny Issues

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status

Jul 29th 2021, 1:50 PM 21,857 Views 39 Comments

Asking workers to be fully vaccinated before returning to work raises thorny legal issues.

Restaurants dealing with 'malicious, coordinated' campaign of abuse from anti-vaccine cert protesters
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# One-star Reviews

Restaurants dealing with 'malicious, coordinated' campaign of abuse from anti-vaccine cert protesters

Jul 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 83,766 Views 146 Comments
  • A Facebook page is encouraging users to leave negative comments on pubs' and restaurants' reopening posts, and to boycott those businesses.
  • One-star reviews are also being left for businesses that have reopened indoor dining, with many leaving such reviews on multiple businesses across the country.
  • The Restaurant Association of Ireland has written a letter to the Government, and is to contact Facebook and Google about fraudulent bookings and reviews.
Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins
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Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins

Jul 23rd 2021, 10:12 PM 78,571 Views 0 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups on social media and Telegram channels criticised the signing of the law which paves the way for indoor dining.

Covid denier is a 'person of interest' in Holohan and Glynn phone harassment investigation
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Covid denier is a 'person of interest' in Holohan and Glynn phone harassment investigation

Jul 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 39,546 Views 0 Comments

Senator John McGahon said Facebook has “spiralled out of control”.

Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'
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Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'

Jul 16th 2021, 10:54 PM 13,314 Views 31 Comments

Facebook rejected the criticism saying its efforts to get facts out are ‘saving lives’.

Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?
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Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?

Jul 13th 2021, 7:43 AM 35,968 Views 116 Comments

The social media pages of some English players were hit by racist comments following Sunday’s match.

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?
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# A Taxing Matter

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?

Jul 2nd 2021, 4:53 PM 17,979 Views 28 Comments

Ireland is one of just nine countries out of 139 to reject the deal.

Facebook to make remote working permanent option for staff - even from abroad
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# Work From Anywhere

Facebook to make remote working permanent option for staff - even from abroad

Jun 10th 2021, 9:27 AM 27,365 Views 32 Comments

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has said he expects the shift to remote work to be a lasting one.

Facebook to uphold Trump ban until January 2023
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Facebook to uphold Trump ban until January 2023

Jun 4th 2021, 6:35 PM 10,928 Views 40 Comments

The social media giant will review whether Trump should be allowed to return two years after he was initially banned.

EU to examine Facebook's use of advertiser data
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EU to examine Facebook's use of advertiser data

Jun 4th 2021, 11:56 AM 3,717 Views 0 Comments

The formal probe follows a preliminary investigation focused on Facebook’s Marketplace classifieds service.

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest
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'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest

May 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 69,486 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.

Facebook says its content moderators are ‘not denied access’ to non-disclosure agreements
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Facebook says its content moderators are ‘not denied access’ to non-disclosure agreements

May 21st 2021, 7:49 AM 8,953 Views 6 Comments

Leo Varadkar told an Oireachtas committee he felt it was odd and suspicious that people would not be able to see an agreement they had signed.

High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US
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High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US

May 14th 2021, 10:43 PM 12,887 Views 13 Comments

Facebook Ireland today lost its bid to block the Data Protection Commissioner from conducting a probe into the matter.

Facebook moderators facing toxic content told to take up ‘karaoke and painting’, Committee hears
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# Facebook

Facebook moderators facing toxic content told to take up ‘karaoke and painting’, Committee hears

May 12th 2021, 3:42 PM 21,353 Views 18 Comments

A whistleblower has told a Dáil committee of the need for proper supports and better workers’ rights.

Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know
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Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know

May 5th 2021, 6:10 AM 11,300 Views 0 Comments

The Facebook Oversight Board will rule on Trump’s ongoing ban this afternoon.

Trump launches personal communication webpage ahead of Facebook decision on ban
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Trump launches personal communication webpage ahead of Facebook decision on ban

May 4th 2021, 10:58 PM 28,928 Views 38 Comments

Facebook’s independent oversight board is ruling tomorrow on whether to allow Trump back on the platform.

Sinn Féin denies party is microtargeting people on Facebook
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# Data

Sinn Féin denies party is microtargeting people on Facebook

Apr 19th 2021, 4:31 PM 17,615 Views 64 Comments

The DPC had sought information on how SF uses its database and information collected from social media.

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
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Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach

Apr 14th 2021, 4:16 PM 8,420 Views 12 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
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# DATA LEAK

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database

Apr 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,671 Views 43 Comments

More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.

Data watchdog awaiting 'firm answers' from Facebook over information leak
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Data watchdog awaiting 'firm answers' from Facebook over information leak

Apr 6th 2021, 6:08 PM 8,968 Views 17 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users.

Facebook accused of ‘disingenuous’ submission over Electoral Reform Bill
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# Electoral Reform Bill

Facebook accused of ‘disingenuous’ submission over Electoral Reform Bill

Mar 30th 2021, 5:44 PM 6,010 Views 6 Comments

Facebook has said that if inconsistent regulatory regimes are introduced, it could be forced to choose “between violating Irish law or violating EU law”.

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland
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Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland

Mar 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,026 Views 25 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will hear submissions from Facebook and Twitter today on the proposed Electoral Reform Bill.

News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news
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News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news

Mar 16th 2021, 6:56 AM 5,010 Views 4 Comments

The pay deal follows a similar agreement struck with Google last month.

Suspended sentence for man who used fake Love/Hate actor Facebook accounts to ask teen for naked images
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Suspended sentence for man who used fake Love/Hate actor Facebook accounts to ask teen for naked images

Mar 12th 2021, 5:42 PM 28,969 Views 19 Comments

The judge said the man targeted an impressionable young teenager when he pretended to be actors Killian Scott and Robert Sheehan six years ago

Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online
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Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online

Mar 6th 2021, 10:30 AM 21,950 Views 0 Comments

There have been multiple posts on social media making claims about the number of suicides in an area of Galway recently.

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
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$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Feb 27th 2021, 12:32 PM 25,153 Views 7 Comments

The legal action concerned the use of photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users’ consent.

Facebook pledges to invest at least $1 billion in journalism over next three years
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Facebook pledges to invest at least $1 billion in journalism over next three years

Feb 24th 2021, 9:20 PM 8,819 Views 22 Comments

The social media giant defended its handling of a dispute with Australia over payments to media organisations.

Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law
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Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:09 AM 8,663 Views 8 Comments

The tech giant has resolved its conflict with the Australian government.

Facebook shuts down Instagram accounts advertising illegal St Patricks Day rave
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# Lockdown Rave

Facebook shuts down Instagram accounts advertising illegal St Patricks Day rave

Feb 21st 2021, 10:25 AM 47,193 Views 60 Comments

The event would be in breach of Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions if it went ahead.

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?
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'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?

Feb 20th 2021, 10:30 AM 13,815 Views 59 Comments

A proposed law in Australia would compel internet companies to pay news organisations.

Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban
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# Facebook

Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban

Feb 19th 2021, 10:41 PM 13,687 Views 31 Comments

As of yesterday, Facebook has blanked out the pages of media outlets for Australian users.

Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news
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Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news

Feb 18th 2021, 2:16 PM 16,492 Views 27 Comments

The company announced the new measure last night.

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