TechCrunch: Facebook is facing an EU data probe over fake ads

TechCrunch: Facebook is facing an EU data probe over fake ads . “The UK’s privacy watchdog has asked Facebook’s lead EU regulator to look into ongoing data protection concerns about its ad platform — including how its platform is being used to target and spread fake adverts to try to manipulate voters. Facebook’s international HQ is in Ireland so the regulator in play here is the Irish Data Protection Commission.”

Irish News: ‘Forgotten’ women achievements told in new historical website

Irish News: ‘Forgotten’ women achievements told in new historical website. “REMARKABLE women from the north and their ‘unforgotten’ stories of achievement in the last century are told in a new website launched today. A Century of Women… showcases more than 60 women and their work in the causes of equal and workers’ rights, justice, and Irish nationalism.”

Privacy: Twitter is under investigation for data collection through its link-shortening system (BetaNews)

BetaNews: Privacy: Twitter is under investigation for data collection through its link-shortening system. “Twitter is being investigated by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) over concerns about how much data it collects through its t.co link-shortening tool. The Irish privacy regulator is concerned about the amount of data Twitter is able to collect through the service — something that was only heightened by the company’s refusal to hand over information about link tracking when it was requested.”

Business Standard: Irish data authority probes Facebook over breach of 50 mn accounts

Business Standard: Irish data authority probes Facebook over breach of 50 mn accounts. “Ireland’s data protection authority launched an investigation into Facebook, bringing stringent new European privacy laws to bear on the tech titan after a security breach exposed 50 million accounts.”

Donegal Now: National Museum of Ireland of Country Life explores devastating Spanish Flu outbreak from 100 years ago

Donegal Now: National Museum of Ireland of Country Life explores devastating Spanish Flu outbreak from 100 years ago. “The public participation element of the programme will allow students, communities and individuals across the island of Ireland to share and archive their Spanish Flu stories… Stories submitted by the public will be linked to an online interactive map of Ireland, which will allow a global audience to view Irish experiences of the Spanish Flu.”