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#Privacy

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 Apple fixes bug that allowed FaceTime users to listen to a person before they answer call Privacy

Apple fixes bug that allowed FaceTime users to listen to a person before they answer call

In some cases, users could also watch a person before they answered the FaceTime call.

From TheJournal.ie Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call Apple This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Timeline: The Public Services Card saga Big Brother

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga

Last week the Data Protection Commissioner said it will not publish its report in full, following an investigation into the rollout of the cards – which experts claim breaches data protection laws.

From TheJournal.ie Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told Data Protection

Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told

It was argued that the use of data arising from a criminal investigation breached Cormac Doolin’s data protection rights.

From TheJournal.ie Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender Transport

Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender

The NTA first announced its intentions to put routes up for competitive tender in October.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device Hand It Over

'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device

Border guards now have the power to demand your passwords and pins to open your smartphone.

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 Google records people's movements even when told not to Location History

Google records people's movements even when told not to

The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC Privacy

Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC

The action was taken over the BBC’s decision to broadcast a police raid on Richard’s home in 2014.

From The42 Tiger Woods reportedly planning to stay on his $20m super-yacht during US Open Privacy

Tiger Woods reportedly planning to stay on his $20m super-yacht during US Open

Woods, 42, will be chasing his fourth US Open title at Shinnecock Hills next week.

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe New Data Rules

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook rolls out major privacy changes for ads, personal info and facial recognition Trust Me

Facebook rolls out major privacy changes for ads, personal info and facial recognition

Many of the changes are being put in place to comply with the EU’s new GDPR directive that comes into effect next month.

From TheJournal.ie EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court Max Schrems

EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court

The High Court today set out a number of questions which the European court must answer.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent' Shared

Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent'

To get authorised by Facebook, “advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location,” the statement said.

From TheJournal.ie Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues Facebook

Zuckerberg says Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix data privacy issues

He rejected criticism of Apple’s Tim Cook who argued Facebook got into trouble because it was so focused on monetising people’s data.

From TheJournal.ie 'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later Battle Of Wills

'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later

The man has long maintained that, in being denied a PSC because he refused to get an adoption certificate, he was in effect being discriminated against.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

It has been reported in recent days that Cambridge Analytica allegedly collected information from 50 million Facebook users.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner "following up" with Facebook over Cambridge Analytica Cambridge Analytica

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner "following up" with Facebook over Cambridge Analytica

The London based firm has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential election.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach Data Breach

Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach

The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.

From TheJournal.ie The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why? Trouble Brewing

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb Grave Concerns

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb

The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law Privacy

Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law

The social media giant has published its privacy principles for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy?

Facebook is set to publish educational videos to help people better manage their privacy settings.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland is not immune to the threat of digital surveillance against journalists' Opinion

'Ireland is not immune to the threat of digital surveillance against journalists'

Just last year the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission accessed the telephone records of certain journalists during an investigation, writes Elizabeth Farries.

From TheJournal.ie High Court refers Facebook data case to Europe Max Schrems

High Court refers Facebook data case to Europe

The case taken by Austrian privacy lawyer Max Schrems is against Facebook’s transfer of personal data from Europe to the US.

From TheJournal.ie Tapes of Princess Diana discussing her failed marriage to air next month Privacy

Tapes of Princess Diana discussing her failed marriage to air next month

Channel 4 has planned the broadcast for next month – but those who were close to Diana say the tapes will cause distress.

From TheJournal.ie EU and Canada's attempts to fight terrorism by sharing airline passenger details deemed illegal RIGHT TO PRIVACY

EU and Canada's attempts to fight terrorism by sharing airline passenger details deemed illegal

The deal cannot be passed as it breaches privacy laws.

From TheJournal.ie Do you know how to protect your child on social media apps? Child Safety

Do you know how to protect your child on social media apps?

Concerns over children’s safety online were raised this week following Snapchat’s latest update.

From TheJournal.ie Graham Dwyer takes case to the High Court over use of mobile phone records in his trial Privacy

Graham Dwyer takes case to the High Court over use of mobile phone records in his trial

Dwyer claims that his rights to privacy were breached during the trial.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien must pay all costs after failed High Court case Dáil Privilege

Denis O'Brien must pay all costs after failed High Court case

Judge Úna Ní Raifeartaigh said that the issue of O’Brien’s “means to pay the costs” was not a factor in the decision.

From TheJournal.ie British royals want €1.5 million over topless pictures of Duchess of Cambridge Paparazzi

British royals want €1.5 million over topless pictures of Duchess of Cambridge

The royal couple are not expected to attend the trial in Paris, which started today.

From TheJournal.ie Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies Data Protection

Private investigator gave information from Social Protection Department to insurance companies

Over 1,400 data protection complaints were made in 2016, up from 932 in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie The man who hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence gets 9 months in jail Phishing

The man who hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence gets 9 months in jail

Edward Majercyzk hacked more than 300 email and other online accounts.

From TheJournal.ie Martin McGuinness criticises the Irish Times, saying he wants his privacy respected during illness Private Matter

Martin McGuinness criticises the Irish Times, saying he wants his privacy respected during illness

McGuinness was strongly critical of The Irish Times for running an article on his health today.

From TheJournal.ie Brad Pitt accuses Angelina Jolie of risking children's privacy Divorce

Brad Pitt accuses Angelina Jolie of risking children's privacy

The actor says his estranged wife is trying to make him look bad, with little regard for the welfare of their six children.

From TheJournal.ie As Ireland's smart cities develop, a government report warns of data security needs My Privacy

As Ireland's smart cities develop, a government report warns of data security needs

How much of our data are we willing to compromise for an easier life and a more efficient city?

From TheJournal.ie Facebook will get access to WhatsApp phone numbers to hit people with more targeted ads Targeting You

Facebook will get access to WhatsApp phone numbers to hit people with more targeted ads

The newly shared data is likely to prove a valuable commodity for the world’s largest social network.

From TheJournal.ie This is how you know if your phone is protected by encryption Secrets

This is how you know if your phone is protected by encryption

Most modern smartphones have it enabled by default, but it’s easy to check just in case.

From TheJournal.ie Microsoft wins case where it refused to hand over emails stored in Ireland Big Win

Microsoft wins case where it refused to hand over emails stored in Ireland

The US government had wanted emails stored here.

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