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# privacy - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

From Business ETC This is how you can hide your presence on WhatsApp TechGuide

This is how you can hide your presence on WhatsApp

So none of your friends (or strangers) know you’re online.

# privacy - Thursday 28 January, 2016

State slapped with legal action over Irish data protection regime

Digital Rights Ireland claims the State has not properly implemented EU legislation on data protection.

# privacy - Monday 18 January, 2016

80% of Irish people think they can’t control their privacy on social media

1,000 people were asked whether or not they trusted the privacy of their images online.

# privacy - Friday 6 November, 2015

Your personal data was talked about at the Web Summit, but it looks like you might have to pay to keep it safe in the future

Privacy could become a product purchased by the rich and an unattainable luxury for the poor, writes Maria Helen Murphy.

# privacy - Saturday 3 October, 2015

From Business ETC Why these three people gave up their jobs to make this tiny privacy device Invizbox

Why these three people gave up their jobs to make this tiny privacy device

Invizbox is hoping its second product, a mobile privacy box, will make a splash in the consumer market.

# privacy - Thursday 1 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge Everyone is talking about the creepy new app Peeple – but what even is it? Peeple

Everyone is talking about the creepy new app Peeple – but what even is it?

It’s like Yelp, but for people. And nobody’s happy.

# privacy - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

From Business ETC Microsoft insists it’s not scanning users’ emails so it can serve up better ads Clearing The Air

Microsoft insists it’s not scanning users’ emails so it can serve up better ads

The company responds to privacy fears surrounding how Windows 10 collects and uses information from users.

From Business ETC This is your regular reminder that those Facebook copyright posts you’re seeing are rubbish Sigh

This is your regular reminder that those Facebook copyright posts you’re seeing are rubbish

They have no effect on Facebook’s privacy policy whatsoever so stop sharing them.

# privacy - Monday 28 September, 2015

From Business ETC This smartphone wants to prevent anyone from spying on your calls and texts No Peeking

This smartphone wants to prevent anyone from spying on your calls and texts

BlackPhone 2 offers encryption by default and allows users detailed control over app permissions.

# privacy - Monday 7 September, 2015

From Business ETC This is how you take control of your privacy on Windows 10 TechKnowHow

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.

# privacy - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Poll: Do you feel sorry for the people caught up in the Ashley Madison leak? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel sorry for the people caught up in the Ashley Madison leak?

It was revealed on Friday that the email address of an Irish politician has been found on the list.

# privacy - Friday 21 August, 2015

From Business ETC Spotify was heavily criticised for its new privacy policy, but was it deserved? Terms And Conditions Apply

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?

Oireachtas, Garda and Defence Forces emails appear on Ashley Madison database

A search of the hacked databases found 17 email addresses linked to government departments and state agencies.

# privacy - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Imagine a world where dogs control access to ATM cash by smelling people’s crotches

You’d never have to worry about forgetting your pin again.

# privacy - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

London police tweeted – then deleted – this photo of a famous comedian taken from a helicopter

The photo taken of Michael McIntyre has spurred an investigation.

# privacy - Friday 3 July, 2015

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

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy?

Most people are aware of privacy settings on social media sites but is it something you worry about?

# privacy - Saturday 27 June, 2015

From Business ETC What the heck is DuckDuckGo and why is it growing in popularity? DuckDuckGo

What the heck is DuckDuckGo and why is it growing in popularity?

The search engine that focuses on privacy has slowly built up a reputation by word of mouth.

# privacy - Friday 19 June, 2015

From Business ETC WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection Dead Last

WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection

While Apple, Yahoo and Dropbox received full marks for their respective privacy policies.

# privacy - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

From Business ETC Snapchat has added a small but important security feature to the mix Layers

Snapchat has added a small but important security feature to the mix

If you’re not already using two-step verification, now’s as good a time as any to start.

# privacy - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

From Business ETC Google is trying to make users feel better about their privacy Simplify

Google is trying to make users feel better about their privacy

The simplified controls will make it easier for users to decide what data Google’s services has access to.

# privacy - Sunday 31 May, 2015

The United States won’t be able to listen in on phone calls after tonight

The USA Patriot Act which underpins the domestic activities of the National Security Agency is set to expire.

# privacy - Monday 18 May, 2015

From Business ETC Ireland is now responsible for the privacy of 240 million Twitter users Private Dancers

Ireland is now responsible for the privacy of 240 million Twitter users

Or rather, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is. Rather her than us.

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy?

Or is it a thing of the past?

# privacy - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

From Business ETC One year later, how has the ‘Right to be forgotten’ panned out for Europe? Aftermath

One year later, how has the ‘Right to be forgotten’ panned out for Europe?

While more than 250,000 requests have been made, the issue remains as divisive as ever.

# privacy - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Joan Burton speaks of her decades-long search for her birth parents

Speaking about privacy today, the Tánaiste said children should be entitled to know who their mother is.

# privacy - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

From Business ETC The EU is charging Google with abuse of power Dominant Position

The EU is charging Google with abuse of power

And the tech giant could be slapped with fines worth €6 billion – if the case ever gets that far.

# privacy - Friday 10 April, 2015

‘If I had done this in Ireland it would’ve taken 25 years’ – Facebook Privacy Campaigner

Max Schrems has taken a €10 million class action lawsuit against the tech giant in his native Austria so as to avoid the ‘madness of the Irish courts’.

# privacy - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From Business ETC Don’t want sites tracking your activity? Here’s how you can ask them to stop TechGuide

Don’t want sites tracking your activity? Here’s how you can ask them to stop

And it’s an option that’s available on all major browsers.

# privacy - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

# privacy - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Do you send personal emails on your office computer? It could get you in serious trouble

Everything you do on your office PC or laptop during work time is not only accessible to IT, but indeed technically on work time.

# privacy - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details Nice Data We'll Take It This post contains videos

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details

This time it may actually happen, and it all sounds a little sinister

# privacy - 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.

# privacy - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges

Novelty may give way to concerns over annoyance, nuisance, privacy, trespass and safety.

# privacy - 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.

# privacy - Monday 19 January, 2015

# privacy - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?

A crime fighting tool too far?

# privacy - 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.

# privacy - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

From Business ETC Quick lesson: How to delete everything you search for on Facebook Red Face

# privacy - Thursday 18 December, 2014

‘The UK respects Ireland’s privacy, there is no question of any mass surveillance’

Documents previously showed that UK authorities had access to opitcal fibre cables that carry a range of data, from internet traffic to telephone calls.

# privacy - Monday 15 December, 2014

Calls for pre-trial hearings on disclosure of sensitive material in sex offence cases

The Law Reform Commission says difficulties have emerged in specific cases.

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