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#Privacy

# privacy - Thursday 20 November, 2014

From Business ETC Privacy shouldn’t be sacrificed for safety from crime, survey finds Concerns

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.

‘Ghoulish and distasteful’: Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes

An “astounding” number of people tried to photograph an incident yesterday in which a two-year-old girl was killed.

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# privacy - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Again? Irish Water sends customer’s private details to the wrong person Exclusive

“If I’d made half the mistakes they made today, I’d lose my business…”

# privacy - 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.

From Business ETC The Irish government is asking for more and more user data from Facebook Profile Picture

The Irish government is asking for more and more user data from Facebook

The growth in requests is more than double the global average.

# privacy - Saturday 25 October, 2014

‘Revenge porn’ soon to be illegal under new UK law, so should Ireland follow suit?

The punishment for sharing explicit images or videos on the internet in the UK will be a two year jail sentence.

# privacy - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

This is how the Government plans to tackle data protection issues

Junior Minister Dara Murphy announced details of a data protection ‘roadmap ‘ today.

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.

# privacy - 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.

# privacy - Thursday 2 October, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook to drag queens: ‘Sorry for forcing you to use your real names’ Dislike

Facebook to drag queens: ‘Sorry for forcing you to use your real names’

“By forcing us to use our ‘real’ names, it opens the door to abuse and violence.”

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.

# privacy - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge ‘Rihanna and Kim Kardashian’ among victims of second massive nude photo hack Privacy

‘Rihanna and Kim Kardashian’ among victims of second massive nude photo hack

A second wave of nude photos, apparently of female celebrities, have been posted online.

# privacy - Thursday 18 September, 2014

From Business ETC ‘We’re not like them’: Apple boss takes jab at companies that monetise personal data Data

‘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.

# privacy - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s why people are worried about a US warrant for emails on Irish servers Privacy

Here’s why people are worried about a US warrant for emails on Irish servers

A US court has said Microsoft has to hand over the data but European governments (ours included, of course) and other US companies think this would be a disaster.

# privacy - Thursday 21 August, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook Ireland ordered to respond to privacy lawsuit within four weeks Class Action

Facebook Ireland ordered to respond to privacy lawsuit within four weeks

The company’s international office has to submit a counter-statement to Vienna Regional Court otherwise it will make a judgement in its absense

# privacy - Sunday 17 August, 2014

From Business ETC How to make sure your Facebook security settings are in top shape Checkup

How to make sure your Facebook security settings are in top shape

Most of your information could be publicly available and you might not even realise it.

# privacy - Friday 15 August, 2014

From Business ETC These Windows Phone features will prevent anyone from looking through your phone Limited Access

These Windows Phone features will prevent anyone from looking through your phone

Anyone who find themselves lending their phone to their kids or friends regularly will need these

# privacy - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Opinion: Planning for loss of mental capacity should be as automatic as making a will

Opinion: Planning for loss of mental capacity should be as automatic as making a will

Making an advanced healthcare directive is good sense – serious illness, brain injury, accident or stroke could render any one of us incapacitated.

From Business ETC The state has asked Twitter to block 13 accounts in Ireland this year… Tweet Tweet

# privacy - Thursday 7 August, 2014

From Business ETC Man arrested after Microsoft scanned his emails for child pornography Privacy

Man arrested after Microsoft scanned his emails for child pornography

Companies such as Google and Microsoft have been performing scans to identify illegal images being sent online.

From Business ETC 25,000 people join privacy lawsuit against Facebook Group Effort

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.

Google has removed links to this criminal’s Wikipedia page

Google removed links to the page of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch.

# privacy - Saturday 2 August, 2014

From Business ETC Everything you ever wanted to know about Google Glass (but were afraid to ask) Ok Glass This post contains images

Everything you ever wanted to know about Google Glass (but were afraid to ask)

The device has attracted much attention and criticism since it was first revealed, but what is it really like to use?

# privacy - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From Business ETC Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland Privacy

Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland

Judge rejected Microsoft bid concerning the provision of email information on servers in Ireland to US authorities.

# privacy - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From Business ETC The EU has unveiled a new logo that shows which devices follow its privacy laws Tagged

The EU has unveiled a new logo that shows which devices follow its privacy laws

The growing use of RFID chips in devices has caused the European Commission to put together regulations for them, ensuring no legal ‘grey zone’ emerges from their use.

# privacy - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From Business ETC High Court asks Europe whether Facebook should be investigated over NSA Europe Vs Facebook

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.

# privacy - Thursday 12 June, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook plans to share your web browsing activity with advertisers Data Sharing

Facebook plans to share your web browsing activity with advertisers

Facebook will now take data from users’ smartphone and other websites to help improve its ad targeting services, but it also includes opt-out and privacy controls.

# privacy - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Column: People who use social media need to think long and hard about their privacy

Users are responsible for their own privacy on social media but too often they’re focusing on convenience instead.

# privacy - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

From Business ETC Iranian judge summons Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over privacy complaints Extradition

Iranian judge summons Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over privacy complaints

However, no extradition treaty exists between Iran and the United States, so Zuckerburg is unlikely to appear.

# privacy - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge New feature lets you ‘ask’ your Facebook friends about their relationship status Don't Ask

New feature lets you ‘ask’ your Facebook friends about their relationship status

A new ‘ask’ button has popped up on Facebook pages – here’s what it’s all about.

# privacy - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From Business ETC Europe struck wrong balance on ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling, says Google boss Collision

Europe struck wrong balance on ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling, says Google boss

The company’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, said the ECJ had struck the wrong balance, causing what he describes as a “collision between a right to be forgotten and a right to know.”

# privacy - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Boston College says it will hand back Troubles tapes… to interviewees

After the PSNI gained access to the tapes, leading to arrests, the college says it will return the material to former paramilitaries if they want.

# privacy - Friday 11 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Women Who Eat On Tubes founder says Facebook page is ‘an art project’ Bite Me

Women Who Eat On Tubes founder says Facebook page is ‘an art project’

Tony Burke says it’s part of an observational study.

# privacy - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From Business ETC Major victory for Irish online rights group as ECJ strikes down EU mobile surveillance rules Privacy

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.

# privacy - Monday 7 April, 2014

Column: If you take photos of people without their knowledge, you’re being a creep

We need to start taking privacy in public places seriously, starting by not sharing images made without the subject’s consent – after all, next time, it could be you, writes Fergal Crehan.

# privacy - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From Business ETC LinkedIn clamps down on browser plug-in which reveals users’ email Sneak Peak

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.

# privacy - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From Business ETC WhatsApp co-founder assures users their privacy won’t be affected by Facebook deal Set The Record Straight

WhatsApp co-founder assures users their privacy won’t be affected by Facebook deal

The company’s co-founder Jan Koum said its goal is “knowing as little about you as possible” and it wouldn’t have accepted Facebook’s offer if they had to compromise its principles.

# privacy - Sunday 9 March, 2014

McDonald’s hidden bathroom camera isn’t spying on cubicles or urinals Privacy This post contains images

McDonald’s hidden bathroom camera isn’t spying on cubicles or urinals

The device is pointed away from these areas and only has view of the bathroom’s sinks.

# privacy - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Your Facebook search history is a thing of nightmares Oh Dear God

Your Facebook search history is a thing of nightmares

Here’s how to get rid of it.

# privacy - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From Business ETC Spy agency captures millions of Yahoo users’ webcam images Spying

Spy agency captures millions of Yahoo users’ webcam images

In one six-month period in 2008, the British spy agency collected webcam imagery from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts around the world.

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