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# data - Monday 7 September, 2015

This is how you take control of your privacy on Windows 10

It’s been out for more than a month now but if you are concerned about what data is being shared, here’s how to change that.

# data - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Asylum and refugees: How Ireland compares to the rest of the world

A new analysis of official figures, by

# data - Friday 21 August, 2015

Spotify was heavily criticised for its new privacy policy, but was it deserved?

The company apologised for the changes, but is it as bad as people are making it out to be?

# data - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Hackers have released 32 million people’s details stolen from an affair website

They had stolen the data a month ago.

# data - Friday 14 August, 2015

The next general election? You should trust the bookies a lot more than the opinion polls...

The polls got things badly wrong prior to the UK general election, and this is a trend that’s set to continue argues John Byrne.

# data - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Should you bother ejecting a USB drive properly?

You’re regularly nagged about it when you don’t but is it any harm to just take it out manually?

# data - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Here's why every flight you take is obsessively monitored

An engine alone, for example, is likely to have as many as 5,000 elements monitored every second.

# data - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Social welfare screw-up left lone parent without child benefit

The parent’s benefit payments were stopped after a screw-up involving someone else’s PPS number.

# data - Friday 3 July, 2015

You might care about your online privacy... but would you pay for it?

Would you pay for any the services you can currently use for free if it meant you had more privacy?

# data - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

It's change of mind time for the CAO – but do students really know what they're getting into?

What makes one student successful when another fails? In answering this question, we’re not using one valuable resource: data.

# data - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Parents registering their kids for GP care were shown other people's details

The website for the new system has been beset with problems since it went live yesterday.

# data - Monday 15 June, 2015

Facebook is going to build a €200 million data centre in Meath

It will create hundreds of jobs.

# data - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Police are poking around Fifa's headquarters again

‘IT data’ has been seized.

# data - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Apple's CEO delivered a scathing attack on Facebook and Google

Tim Cook criticised companies that trade off data for free services, saying privacy is being “attacked on multiple fronts.”

# data - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Photocopies of college students’ passports left in a skip on busy street

The college says all of the sensitive information has been recovered.

# data - Monday 13 April, 2015

To thee I do wed: A century of marriage in Ireland

How was it when your parents and grandparents got hitched? And how does today’s Ireland compare?

# data - Friday 10 April, 2015

Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future

With CERN membership, Ireland’s brightest minds would be able to work on some of the most advanced projects in the world.

You'll need to hand over your PPS number if you want the water grant

But the Department will be securely storing the details.

# data - Friday 3 April, 2015

From Business ETC Now the government is requesting user data from Snapchat Requests

Now the government is requesting user data from Snapchat

Snapchat revealed the data as part of its first transparency report.

# data - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

This is how you keep your data usage under control

Especially if you have a limited plan and don’t want to pay extra.

# data - Friday 6 March, 2015

Every version of Windows is at risk from this 1990s bug

A patch is on the way.

# data - Thursday 5 March, 2015

This house produces more energy than it uses

This house produces more energy than it uses

The one-bedroom home comes with its own semi-indoor garden.

# data - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Who owns our digital fingerprints?

Think about your day 15 years ago; you could have gone about your business leaving almost no trace of yourself. Not anymore, data is changing our world.

# data - Friday 13 February, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks last weekend? Battle Zone

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks last weekend?

The likes of Mike Ross, Paul O’Connell and Tommy O’Donnell were mightily busy at Stadio Olimpico.

# data - Saturday 7 February, 2015

'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools' POD

'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools'

Parents are voicing their concerns over the Primary Online Education being rolled out in schools across the country.

# data - Friday 6 February, 2015

Vodafone lost 278 customers A DAY in 2014

The telecoms giant is struggling to compete in the 4G data pack market here

# data - Friday 30 January, 2015

Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show

It reduces the length of symptoms, new research shows.

# data - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'

The minister said she is satisfied the time limit doesn’t need to be changed – for now, at least.

# data - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

The Data Protection Commissioner is "improving its reach"

There are concerns that our laws are not keeping up with the pace of technology.

# data - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road

Confidential documents were scattered on the Tuam to Athenry road.

# data - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Mother of cancer victim claims HSE 'revealed sensitive detail' about daughter's medical card refusal

The mother of a nine-year-old girl has claimed a statement from the executive revealed private details.

# data - Monday 19 January, 2015

It's official: Your Facebook feed knows you better than your family

The robots are taking over.

# data - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Did you pay your TV licence last year? A lot of people in Kerry didn't

Due to the size of the city, Dublin topped new figures on summonses.

# data - Monday 12 January, 2015

An Post warned by Data Protection Commissioner over customers' bank account details

A bank statement containing financial information was previously requested when signing up for a TV license direct debt.

# data - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Minister to reconsider keeping data on school children until they're 30

The Department’s plans for a national database have come under fire.

# data - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Department's plan to collect data on every child a 'worrying overreach of the State'

The information could be until the child is 30.

# data - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Opinion: Embarrassing photos posted online? There are ways of having them removed...

In the age of smartphones, embarrassing pictures of our more indiscreet behaviour can have a way of haunting us.

# data - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Sony Pictures is being sued by former employees over private info leak

Two former employees are filing the lawsuit on behalf of others in a similar situation, and described the leaks as ‘an epic nightmare.’

# data - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Explainer: Why IBM could hold the keys to smarter apps and services AI

Explainer: Why IBM could hold the keys to smarter apps and services

Its artificial intelligence Watson is one of the most powerful devices out there, but how will it tie into our day-to-day lives?