Meta Fined $277 Million for Failing to Prevent Data Scraping

Ireland is once again slapping Meta with a hefty fine, this time to the tune of $277 million for failing to protect user data from scraping.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission Fines WhatsApp $267 Million

WhatsApp has been fined €225 million ($267 million) for violations of the EU’s GDPR.

Facebook Loses Fight to Block EU-US Data Law

Facebook has lost a major battle against an EU privacy law, one that would prevent EU data from being sent to the US.

EU Loses Case to Force Amazon to Pay Back Taxes

The European Union has lost a high-profile case in which it was trying to force Amazon to pay $300 million in back taxes.

Irish Commission Investigating Facebook Over Data Leak

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) is investigating Facebook over the 533 million user records that appeared online.

EU Court Upholds Apple’s Irish Tax Deal

Apple scored a big win in European courts, with the General Court of the European Union ruling Apple’s tax deal with Ireland was legal.

Brexit Means No GDPR Protection: Google May Move UK User Data

Brexit may have finally happened, but one side effect people may not have anticipated is losing GDPR protection as Google may be moving UK data out of the EU.

Google Buying Tech Startup Pointy To Help Businesses List Inventory Online

Google is doubling down on its efforts to make inroads in the retail market, with its latest planned acquisition aimed at helping brick and mortar businesses list their inventory online. Pointy is a Dublin, Ireland-based tech startup that specializes in…

Google To Stop Using Irish And Dutch Tax Loopholes

According to Reuters, Google’s parent Alphabet will stop using a tax strategy known as the “Double Irish, Dutch Sandwich” to minimize U.S. taxes. The tax practice involved using a subsidiary in the Netherlands “to shift revenue from royalties earned outside…

Heather Mills: Paul McCartney is ‘Someone Who Happened to Write a Few Cool Songs’

Heather Mills may be delusional. It certainly beggars belief that she could have been married to Paul McCartney and not know what kind of enduring impact he has had — and continues to have — on the world with his…

Gay Bull of Ireland Afforded Sanctuary in Britain

Benjy, dubbed the gay bull of Ireland, which was set to be slaughtered for failing to mate with any heifers, has been offered a reprieve, with the help of The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon. Simon, who is battling colon cancer,…

Kickstarter Opens Up in Scandinavia, Ireland

Kickstarter has just opened up projects in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland – so if you’re a creator in one of those countries you can launch your kickstarter right now. “People in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland are some of…

Jessica Chastain Replaced by Rooney Mara in ‘The Secret Scripture’

Jessica Chastain has apparently dropped out of The Secret Scripture and will be replaced by Rooney Mara. Back in March The Irish Independent reported that Jeremy Irons (The Mission, Reversal of Fortune) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (August Rush, Match Point,…

Google Launches Chromecast In Ireland

Google’s Chromecast online video streaming device has become available in the Google Play Store in Ireland, according to various people who have spotted it for sale. This comes after Google launched Play Movies in that country a couple weeks ago.…

Netflix Is Looking To Employ Someone To Watch Netflix

Netflix has a new job listing up for a “Netflix Tagger,” which is someone who will basically get paid to watch Netflix. Netflix describes the position in the above video: …A very special discerning viewer whose love for film and…

Regulators Probe Facebook’s Emotion Experiment

An experiment Facebook conducted with some of its users two years ago has been getting a lot of negative attention in recent days after a paper about it was published. The company basically took about 700,000 users, and tested the…

Kim Kardashian Has The Best Honeymoon

Kim Kardashian recently wed her fiancé, and baby’s daddy, Kanye West. Like everything that Kim does, her wedding in Florence, Italy was over-the-top, and cost more than $12 million. After their romantic nuptials, Kim and Kanye took off to Ireland…

Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams Released From Police Custody With No Charges

The Northern Island police has released Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams after being in their custody for 4 days. Last week, Adams agreed to turn himself in for questioning. The authorities questioned Adams about his alleged involvement in the 1972…

Gerry Adams Released, Criticizes His Arrest

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has been released from police custody following four days of questioning by Northern Ireland authorities. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) had arrested Adams last Wednesday on suspicion of involvement with a 1972 murder.…

Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams Arrested For IRA’s 1972 Slaying Of A Widow

Irish republican and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was arrested and interrogated on Wednesday for being a suspect in the killing of Jean McConville, a widowed mother of 10, in 1972. Adams confirmed his arrest and called it voluntary and…