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Taskforce had 'positive' discussions with Data Protection Commission about vaccine tracking system
# Vaccine
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# Vaccine

Taskforce had 'positive' discussions with Data Protection Commission about vaccine tracking system

Dec 11th 2020, 11:34 AM 6,596 Views 5 Comments

A company to provide the IT system is expected to be selected shortly.

Here's how to track all your mail and deliveries this Christmas season
# Deliveries
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# Deliveries

Here's how to track all your mail and deliveries this Christmas season

Dec 10th 2017, 9:30 AM 24,901 Views 9 Comments

An Post has an online tracking system to keep on top of your mail.

Android apps can be used to track your whereabouts without you knowing
# Behind The Scenes
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# Behind The Scenes

Android apps can be used to track your whereabouts without you knowing

Aug 11th 2016, 5:01 PM 12,119 Views 15 Comments

Researchers found a way to figure out a phone’s whereabouts without relying on GPS or WiFi.

Your phone's battery life is being used to track you online
# In The Background
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# In The Background

Your phone's battery life is being used to track you online

Aug 4th 2016, 10:10 AM 33,252 Views 16 Comments

Tracking scripts can be used to read a device’s battery level, allowing a site or ad to identify the same person from different visits.

Google wants to expand how it tracks you for ads - and it's giving you a choice
# Opt-in
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# Opt-in

Google wants to expand how it tracks you for ads - and it's giving you a choice

Jun 29th 2016, 10:57 AM 12,271 Views 17 Comments

And yes, Google still knows quite a lot about you.

Your iPhone keeps track of where you've been. Here's how to stop it
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# TechKnowHow

Your iPhone keeps track of where you've been. Here's how to stop it

May 29th 2016, 11:00 AM 63,569 Views 27 Comments

Very little will be affected if you do decide to turn it off.

Court hears how gardaí traced can of Red Bull found at murder scene to shop in Dublin
# Evidence
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# Evidence

Court hears how gardaí traced can of Red Bull found at murder scene to shop in Dublin

Feb 2nd 2016, 6:10 AM 31,737 Views 0 Comments

Gary Flynn has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Seamus ‘Shay’ O’Byrne.

Want to track Santa's trip around the world? You have a few options
# Where In The World
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# Where In The World

Want to track Santa's trip around the world? You have a few options

Dec 24th 2015, 7:00 PM 13,903 Views 5 Comments

And there are a few things you can do while you wait for him to arrive.

Here's how you can check what visited locations your phone has saved
# 12 Days Of Tech
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# 12 Days Of Tech

Here's how you can check what visited locations your phone has saved

Dec 23rd 2015, 6:00 PM 29,270 Views 2 Comments

Your phone automatically keeps track of all locations you’ve visited, but there’s a way to turn it off.

A Minority Report-style interface for your devices isn't sci-fi but a real possibility
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# Tracking

A Minority Report-style interface for your devices isn't sci-fi but a real possibility

Nov 23rd 2015, 6:00 AM 12,133 Views 2 Comments

The likes of Minority Report depict a world where you only need your hands to interact with software – and Leap Motion is working on such an experience.

Belgian court tells Facebook to stop tracking non-members or else
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# Tracking

Belgian court tells Facebook to stop tracking non-members or else

Nov 10th 2015, 9:06 AM 11,553 Views 15 Comments

If it fails to comply, it will risk fines of up to €250,000 a day.

'Bible-toting' police officers dressed up as priests to bust drug dealer
# Out On A Lima
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# Out On A Lima

'Bible-toting' police officers dressed up as priests to bust drug dealer

Sep 2nd 2015, 3:50 PM 15,410 Views 18 Comments

“As we are fighting crime, we have to be a little ingenious.”

Can your phone's battery really be used to spy on you?
# Too Much Information?
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# Too Much Information?

Can your phone's battery really be used to spy on you?

Aug 4th 2015, 10:40 AM 19,029 Views 22 Comments

In the short-term, it can.

Here's how you can turn off location tracking on your phone
# Q-tip
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# Q-tip

Here's how you can turn off location tracking on your phone

Feb 24th 2015, 7:30 PM 29,734 Views 18 Comments

If you find the idea of geolocation a little bit creepy.

Would a 'track my crime' system help victims trust garda investigations?
# Online Checkup
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# Online Checkup

Would a 'track my crime' system help victims trust garda investigations?

Oct 23rd 2014, 3:44 PM 9,067 Views 47 Comments

The system is in place in the UK and could come here.

Here's how you can prevent ad tracking from happening on your phone
# Ad Blocker
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# Ad Blocker

Here's how you can prevent ad tracking from happening on your phone

Jul 24th 2014, 8:00 PM 26,552 Views 15 Comments

Because not everyone wants their data to be used for advertising purposes.

Analysis: England's Chris Ashton shows the value of proactive support lines
# Off The Ball
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# Off The Ball

Analysis: England's Chris Ashton shows the value of proactive support lines

Jun 16th 2014, 3:28 PM 6,147 Views 15 Comments

The Saracens wing got on the end of an England try against New Zealand thanks to his tracking.

US and UK security agencies target Angry Birds and co for user data
# Leaky Apps
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# Leaky Apps

US and UK security agencies target Angry Birds and co for user data

Jan 28th 2014, 9:13 AM 5,527 Views 12 Comments

Tracking a smartphone’s apps could reveal its settings, what documents it had downloaded, and in some cases, the owner’s political alignment or sexual orientation.

Facebook buys sports data startup SportStream to help it find real-time content
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# Tracking

Facebook buys sports data startup SportStream to help it find real-time content

Dec 18th 2013, 12:34 PM 3,748 Views 0 Comments

The startup tracks sports-related content, news and statistics, allowing broadcasters to find and use content from Facebook.

NSA gathers nearly 5 billion call records a day worldwide
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# Tracking

NSA gathers nearly 5 billion call records a day worldwide

Dec 5th 2013, 11:08 AM 5,766 Views 48 Comments

The agency collects this information to do what it calls “target development” – finding unknown associates of targets it already knows about.

Weird Wide Web: Pregnancy, Steam popularity and a human cyborg
# Week In Web
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# Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Pregnancy, Steam popularity and a human cyborg

Nov 3rd 2013, 11:00 AM 15,837 Views 13 Comments

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

Here's how many people are electronically tagged in Ireland*
# Crime And Punishment
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# Crime And Punishment

Here's how many people are electronically tagged in Ireland*

Aug 24th 2013, 7:30 AM 16,838 Views 23 Comments

*Clue: it’s not a lot.

'Boyfriend Tracker' app removed from Google Play
# Oh No He Didn't
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# Oh No He Didn't

'Boyfriend Tracker' app removed from Google Play

Aug 22nd 2013, 6:36 PM 22,342 Views 69 Comments

The Brazilian app allowed partners track their boyfriend’s location, listen in on conversations and get copies of their texts.

Explainer: How Israel developed its 'Iron Dome' rocket defence system
# Conflict
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# Conflict

Explainer: How Israel developed its 'Iron Dome' rocket defence system

Nov 22nd 2012, 10:13 AM 7,439 Views 131 Comments

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system has been used heavily over the last week. Here’s the story behind it…

iOS 6 enables advertisers to track user preferences by default
# IPhone Tracking
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# IPhone Tracking

iOS 6 enables advertisers to track user preferences by default

Oct 21st 2012, 5:00 PM 18,156 Views 44 Comments

Apple have made this possible through the use of a cookie-like unique identifer, which advertisers can use to track user preferences. It can be disabled, however.

Column: Ever get that feeling you’re being watched? You are – right now.
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Column: Ever get that feeling you’re being watched? You are – right now.

Feb 9th 2012, 7:15 AM 105 Views 56 Comments

Our lives are closely tracked from the minute we go online, writes Hugh Torpey, and it’s only getting weirder. So should we be worried?

Healthcare workers 'should be tracked'
# Healthcare
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# Healthcare

Healthcare workers 'should be tracked'

Aug 3rd 2011, 7:22 PM 470 Views 16 Comments

The Health Information and Quality Authority wants every healthcare worker to be assigned a unique number which will follow them throughout the course of their career.

Suit brought against Apple over iPad and iPhone user 'tracking'
# Apple
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# Apple

Suit brought against Apple over iPad and iPhone user 'tracking'

Apr 26th 2011, 12:53 PM 1,098 Views 0 Comments

Two Apple customers have launched a suit against the company, asking for an injunction to disable the tracking in devices – and damages for violating their rights.