23 Mar 2020

The Latest: South Africa infections grow by 402 overnight

COVID-19 has now infected 402 South Africans, and the country now has the most cases in Africa after a spike of 128 cases in one day occurred. The South African President is expected to address the nation and impose new restrictive measures, attempting to combat the spread of the virus.

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17 Mar 2020

Brave accuses Google of using ‘hopelessly vague’ privacy policies that breach GDPR

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) received a complaint that Google breached one of the General Data Protection Regulation’s principles regarding consent. The principle requires companies to provide a specific reason for collecting and processing personal data. In the complaint, Brave, a Chromium-based browser, claims that Google’s privacy policy infringes

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21 Jan 2020

FBI Seizes Domain That Sold Info Stolen in Data Breaches

A domain, named WeLeakData.com, was seized by the FBI after claiming to have more than 12 billion records gathered from 10,000 data breaches. The FBI’s actions were a result of an international law enforcement effort involving agencies from the US and Europe. The site remains down. The site offered subscriptions

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25 Jan 2012

Cyber attack crashes Irish government website

“The Departments of Justice and Finance websites in the Irish Republic were both taken offline for a time on Wednesday in an apparent cyber attack. Both sites were down for about an hour after being targeted by hackers.” (Source: BBC News – Cyber attack crashes Irish government website.)

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23 Jan 2012

Full alert amid terrorism fears

“Police in Northern Ireland are on full alert amid fears of an escalating terrorist campaign by dissident republicans. A faction opposed to the peace process was blamed for Thursday night’s bombings in and around the centre of Londonderry and even though nobody was hurt, police said the terrorists were prepared

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23 Feb 2010

Newry car bomb targets courthouse with no casualties

“Police were left with just minutes to clear the area around Newry courthouse before a car bomb weighing up to 250lbs exploded on Monday night. No-one was killed or injured in the blast which was heard two miles away. But police said that was a ‘sheer miracle’. Dissident republicans are

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