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# data - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Sony fights back against hackers by attacking sites sharing its stolen data

The company is reportedly trying to disrupt downloads of its stolen files by launching Denial of Service attacks on torrent sites.

# data - Monday 24 November, 2014

Ex-Garda working as a PI illegally obtained info from PULSE

Information from PULSE and from the ESB was provided to the investigator, who was trying to trace people for a number of credit unions.

# data - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Privacy shouldn't be sacrificed for safety from crime, survey finds

The findings come from Microsoft which is currently involved in a legal battle concerning a US warrant for emails stored on Irish servers.

# data - Saturday 15 November, 2014

These are the challenges faced in making our cities smarter

Numerous cities across the world, including Dublin, are engaging with projects that will make their cities smarter, but what are the concerns?

# data - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Facebook simplifies its privacy policy so that you might actually read it this time

The shortened policy also hints towards its long-rumoured payments transfer service, but you still won’t have much control over how your data is used.

# data - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Samaritans seeks legal advice over controversial new 'suicide prevention app'

The ‘Radar’ app allows users to monitor people they follow on Twitter.

# data - Thursday 30 October, 2014

The week in the property market in 3 graphics

The statistical breakdown you should look at if you’re thinking of stepping onto the property ladder.

# data - Monday 27 October, 2014

IMAGES: Take a look at the ginormous servers that power Google

This is where your sneaky table quiz questions go.

# data - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords Exclusive

“It’s an absolute shambles,” one affected customer said, after waiting on the phone for an hour to speak to Irish Water’s customer care team.

# data - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Why are ‘unlimited’ data plans not actually unlimited?

Two words: fair usage.

# data - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Opinion: We need a modern framework for data protection – and we need it now

Data protection reform will need to rebuild the trust that has been shattered by numerous spying scandals and data breaches.

# data - Monday 6 October, 2014

Private investigators fined for unlawfully obtaining addresses of Credit Union members

MCK Rentals unlawfully gathered people’s addresses from the Department of Social Protection and the HSE.

# data - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Celebrities who took nude photos are "dumb" - EU Commissioner

Günther Oettinger, the EU’s next head of digital economy, has blamed celebrities for the recent nude photo leak.

# data - Monday 29 September, 2014

What age, where, and how many: The data on homelessness in Ireland

How many people are sleeping rough in Wexford? Or how many are in emergency accommodation in Tipperary?

Facebook ads are going to follow people around the web with Atlas launch

The launch of Atlas, its new ad platform, will allow advertisers to target demographics on desktop, mobile and other sites, but the company says that users’ identities will remain anonymous.

# data - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'We're not like them': Apple boss takes jab at companies that monetise personal data

Tim Cook said in a letter on privacy that Apple doesn’t let government services access the company’s information.

# data - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Cook: Apple has no interest in gathering user data

The Apple CEO said that Apple’s business is ‘not based on having information’ about its users and that government agencies don’t have back door access to its servers.

# data - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Opinion: As Apple moves further into data, it's time we start taking responsibility for our own

With Apple moving into health and fitness and quantifying our lives even further, more data about us is going to be gathered.

# data - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them

Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…

# data - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Children are the future, and they could also be Google's next target market

The search engine giant is said to be working on a system that will allow parents to set up accounts for their kids, and control what services they use.

# data - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Credit unions say they knew nothing of "illegal snooping"

Credit unions are not being investigated by the Data Protection Commissioner, despite making front page news.

# data - Thursday 7 August, 2014

25,000 people join privacy lawsuit against Facebook

The class action suit, filed by lawyer Max Schrems, is limiting the number of participants to 25,000 until all requests are verified.

# data - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Here's how you can keep track of how much mobile data you use

And stop yourself from receiving a nasty shock when you get your bill.

# data - Thursday 10 July, 2014

UK rushes emergency laws on phone and data surveillance

It will ensure that security services can continue accessing internet and mobile phone data.

# data - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Irish watchdog to investigate Facebook's controversial mood experiment

It will be working with Britain’s independent data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office, as it investigates Facebook’s decision to alter 700,000 users’ News Feed as part of an experiment

# data - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

EU Commission pushes for elimination of roaming charges

Data roaming prices being cut by more than half across the EU from 1 July 2014, but Neelie Kroes says that it is ‘not enough’.

# data - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

High Court asks Europe whether Facebook should be investigated over NSA

A number of questions relating to a case involving the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s decision to not investigate Facebook, will now be dealt with by the European Court of Justice.

# data - Friday 6 June, 2014

Only one country refused to allow Vodafone publish spying data...Ireland

Digital rights campaigners said that the Government is relying on ‘makey-uppy’ legal interpretations.

# data - Saturday 31 May, 2014

The Data Protection Commissioner is getting a new office, but keeping the one beside a convenience store in Laois

The DPC is to open a new sub office in Dublin following Cabinet agreement this week.

# data - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe

The European Drug report also finds that over a quarter of the general population has tried cannabis.

# data - Monday 19 May, 2014

30% of Irish people 'think Jews talk too much about the Holocaust'

That’s one of the findings from a worldwide survey on anti-Semitism.

# data - Monday 12 May, 2014

The Data Protection Commissioner is very worried about the new postcode system. Here's why...

The office says that “in the Irish context, a person’s home address is an important part of their identity.

# data - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From The42 'Just because things are easy to count doesn't mean they are particularly useful' Data In Rugby

'Just because things are easy to count doesn't mean they are particularly useful'

Ken Quarrie, New Zealand Rugby’s Senior Scientist, joins to discuss statistics and data in the sport.

# data - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

'Shatter feels that he is above the law and should resign' - Wallace

Mick Wallace was named by Alan Shatter as having been cautioned by gardaí for using his phone while driving – an act that has been ruled as having broke the law.

# data - Thursday 17 April, 2014

19-year-old arrested for using Heartbleed to steal taxpayers' data

The Canada Revenue Agency said 900 social insurance numbers were stolen from its website.

# data - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Almost 27 per cent of us have experienced two or more types of deprivation

Disposable income, poverty rates and income drops were all looked at in the survey.

# data - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Major victory for Irish online rights group as ECJ strikes down EU mobile surveillance rules

Digital Rights Ireland hard argued that the rules requiring operators to keep call details were against fundamental rights.

# data - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?

It was almost a year ago that a complaint was made about the Minister for Justice telling Prime Time about Mick Wallace being cautioned by a garda over using his mobile phone while driving, writes William Campbell.

# data - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

LinkedIn clamps down on browser plug-in which reveals users' email

The site is issuing a cease and desist letter to Sell Hack, a browser plug-in which allows you to view an account’s email address, even if you’re not connected.

# data - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Sligo has the highest rate of people on JobBridge right now

0.35 per cent of the population within the age limits for the scheme are currently taking part.