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#Online Privacy

# online-privacy - Friday 16 September, 2016

Italian woman dies by suicide after video of her having sex goes viral

Tiziana Cantone’s death has sparked a debate in Italy about online privacy.

# online-privacy - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Europe says it's OK for the boss to snoop on your private messages at work

The ruling comes after a Romanian engineer was fired over private Yahoo Messenger chats.

# online-privacy - 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.

# online-privacy - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

LinkedIn reduces age limit from 18 to 13

The social networking site made the changes in its terms of service to attract younger users to its new university section.

# online-privacy - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Facebook says: No, the Timeline is not revealing your private messages

Users had reported that their timelines included messages sent privately several years ago – but Facebook says they’re mistaken.

# online-privacy - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

How to delete your Google browsing history ahead of new privacy policy

Tomorrow Google will launch a new privacy policy which could allow services like YouTube to access your browsing history – but there’s still time to opt out.

# online-privacy - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Government website passwords obtained by Anonymous hacker

A ‘hacktivist’ from the Anonymous movement accesses and publishes website passwords of staff of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

# online-privacy - Friday 27 January, 2012

Dáil to discuss proposed 'Irish SOPA' legislation next Tuesday

TDs will give statements on the proposed legislation being prepared by Seán Sherlock for 50 minutes next Tuesday evening.

Sherlock agrees to full Dáil debate before signing online copyright law

Seán Sherlock has committed not to signing his proposed new law on online copyright without first holding a Dáil debate on it.

# online-privacy - Friday 26 August, 2011

Irish data chiefs set to test if Facebook ‘Like’ button is illegal Exclusive

The Data Protection Commissioner will be asked to investigate the legality of the ubiquitous ‘Like’ button in the coming days.

# online-privacy - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

EU data protection group voices concern over new Facebook facial recognition feature

Also: Want to opt out of the new feature, which suggests tags for newly-uploaded images? Here’s how…

# online-privacy - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

UK Press Commission makes first ruling involving Twitter material

Woman’s complaints that newspaper stories featuring her Tweets had invaded her privacy were not upheld by the UK’s Press Complaints Commission.

# online-privacy - Tuesday 17 August, 2010

GOOGLE has long been criticised for privacy issues. Complaints have been made about Google’s street view, collecting information on wi-fi networks and Google Buzz but Google chief Larry Schmidt has put minds at rest… or has he?

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal Schmidt said that adults should be allowed to change their names in order to get away from information held about their online misdemeanour’s.

He predicts, apparently seriously, that every young person one day will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends’ social media sites…

“I don’t believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time,” he says… “I mean we really have to think about these things as a society.”

Not sure that’ll fly Larry.