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# facebook - Sunday 18 February, 2018

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.

# facebook - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed?

The social network has reported a fall of 5% in the amount of time spent on its site since it moved to prioritise human interactions over media and business updates last month.

# facebook - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

# facebook - Monday 29 January, 2018

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.

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.

# facebook - Friday 26 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge This Cork woman's gas take on Pretty Woman is blowing up on Facebook Lorzy Lovey

This Cork woman's gas take on Pretty Woman is blowing up on Facebook

“I’m just a beoure, standing in front of a feen, asking him to love her. Wait, wrong film.”

'You wouldn't get this in the Third World' - locals up in arms over state of roads in Munster town

Tipperary Town may share the name of its county, but the standard of its roads is “no advert for the place” says one local.

# facebook - Monday 15 January, 2018

RTÉ journalist takes Apollo House organiser Brendan Ogle to court over Facebook post

An RTÉ story last year said that Ogle’s Unite union sought an exemption from providing social housing during Apollo House.

# facebook - Friday 12 January, 2018

Facebook is rolling out one of its biggest-ever changes to its news feed

Facebook will now put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user’s news feed.

HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media

The head of the HSE’s National Immunisation Office said the health service is starting to win the battle against misinformation, but there is more work to do.

# facebook - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Solicitor for teenage girl whose naked picture was shared on Facebook says the company was 'negligent'

“I do concede that they are moving in the right direction, but they need to do more.”

# facebook - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves

Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.

# facebook - Friday 5 January, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg's personal New Year's resolution is to 'fix' Facebook

Zuckerberg began taking on New Year’s challenges in 2009 and has continued every year since.

Popularity on Facebook could be key to targeted flu vaccinations - study

A new study has concluded that people who are central in their digital networks are also central in their real-life human networks.

# facebook - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

New York bombing accused posted to Donald Trump's Facebook before attack

No one but the bomber was seriously injured in Monday’s attack.

# facebook - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Location services: Facebook to move global advertising sales out of Dublin HQ

Advertising sales will now be recorded in the local market in which they are made

# facebook - Friday 8 December, 2017

From The42 Premier League 'to boost TV matches' in bumper deal Excess

Premier League 'to boost TV matches' in bumper deal

Football will go head-to-head with popular entertainment programmes on Saturday evenings, according to reports.

From The Daily Edge The 16 absolute worst people on Facebook Stop That

The 16 absolute worst people on Facebook

It’s a garbage fire and we love watching it burn.

# facebook - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge This woman's gas post warning people about 'burglars' in Kilkenny is blowing up on Facebook Bandits

# facebook - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Austrian man allowed to sue Facebook Ireland over using his personal data, court rules

The ECJ said Max Schrems cannot take a class action case on behalf of others, however.

# facebook - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Sending nudes to Facebook? Platform trying new way to combat revenge porn

Facebook has teamed up with an Australian State agency to attempt a new of preventing images being shared online without consent.

# facebook - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Leo, Zuckerberg and Tim Cook: Varadkar's mission to woo US tech companies

Microsoft, Facebook and Apple – the Taoiseach made pitstop visits to them all this week.

# facebook - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Facebook confirms plans to create hundreds of jobs in Ireland next year

The announcement was made during Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s trip to Silicon Valley.

# facebook - Sunday 22 October, 2017

How Ireland wants to become the data centre capital of the world

The government is scoping out possible sites for locating new data centres.

# facebook - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Dublin girl left 'afraid to leave the house' following 'horrific' attack by teen she met on Facebook

The then 16-year-old boy assaulted the girl in Dublin’s city centre after meeting her online via Facebook in 2014.

# facebook - Monday 16 October, 2017

Facebook has enabled Safety Check In for Storm Ophelia in Ireland

The button has become something of a staple of international crisis incidents.

# facebook - Sunday 15 October, 2017

From The Daily Edge Facebook's made it easier than ever to buy makeup, but you probably shouldn't Kounterfeit

Facebook's made it easier than ever to buy makeup, but you probably shouldn't

Counterfeited cosmetics are now a click away – but at what cost?

# facebook - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg apologises for use of VR video to highlight Puerto Rico aid message

Yesterday, Zuckerberg used Facebook’s app Spaces to roam through a VR-produced 360 video of Puerto Rico.

'I'm not making changes because someone demanded it': Donohoe says Budget was Fine Gael's decision

'I'm not making changes because someone demanded it': Donohoe says Budget was Fine Gael's decision

The Taoiseach and Minister for Finance joined this evening to answer your questions about the Budget.

# facebook - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

From The42 Game-changer: Facebook emerges as genuine contender in Premier League rights war New Era

Game-changer: Facebook emerges as genuine contender in Premier League rights war

The social media giant, and other digital corporations, are lingering and may be set to pounce.

# facebook - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

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.

# facebook - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg fires back after US President claims Facebook is 'always anti-Trump'

Mark Zuckerberg did apologise for dismissing the idea that misinformation on Facebook may have influenced the election.

# facebook - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Zuckerberg says Facebook will give Russia-linked election ads to Congress

The social media mogul made the announcement in a livestream on his Facebook page.

# facebook - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

12 solid reasons to ditch the guilt and let your toddler play with your iPad

Let’s not get hysterical about screen time, writes Chrissie Russell.

# facebook - Saturday 16 September, 2017

EU ministers are trying to make Facebook and Google pay more tax

At least 10 ministers have called for it.

Facebook to review ad policy after discovering messages could be aimed at 'Jew haters'

A report this week showed that advertisers could target messages to anti-Semitic segments.

# facebook - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Man who called for British Muslims to be killed in Facebook post gets 12 months in prison

He previously admitted to publishing material with the intention of stirring up religious hatred.

Fake Russian Facebook accounts paid money to stir up race and LGBT issues during US election

Hundreds of accounts have been identified by the social network as taking out ads during the election.

# facebook - Monday 4 September, 2017

Man who used fake Facebook profiles to sexually abuse children jailed for 16 years

Paul George Leighton, from England, blackmailed children into sending him recordings of them committing sexual offences.

# facebook - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Ireland's biggest newspaper group wants Google and Facebook to pay for news

Company chairman Leslie Buckley said traditional publishers should ‘demand payment’ from the online duopoly.

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