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Ireland Must Find its Voice in Protecting Global Privacy

Tyler West 27/05/2018

The revelation that Cambridge Analytica was able to secretly obtain millions of Facebook users’ data to assist Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is only the latest example in a string of headlines that have exposed the questionable privacy practices of social media companies. For an industry that has collected the personal information of …



'Understanding what controls us'

Peter Connell 05/10/2011

Peter Connell: Writing in last Saturday’s Guardian, Ian Jack, bemoaning the irrelevance of the current party conference season in the UK, argued …

Hunter commentators and the vanity of ignorance

Colm O'Doherty 17/12/2009

Colm O'Doherty: It’s true, every cloud has a silver lining. The ongoing political crisis - stemming from the failure of politicians to increase …

Some stories are too good for facts

Michael Taft 08/12/2009

Michael Taft: It’s good the administrators of this blog brought Peter Connell’s post back up to the top. Last night, Prime Time Investigates …

Shopping Outside the Box

Colm O'Doherty 04/12/2009

Colm O'Doherty: Last week the Irish Times carried two stories which when examined together provide an instructive commentary on contemporary Irish …

The Banking Crisis and the Real Economy

Jim Stewart 08/05/2009

Jim Stewart: Recent reported commentary in the media from the ESRI, drawing an analogy between Zimbabwe and Ireland is unhelpful in terms of …

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