Sadhbh McCarthy, director of the Centre for Irish and European Security, said the Garda Inspectorate report highlights the “vast gap” in the technological capacity of An Garda Síochána compared with their European counterparts

Security researcher says crowd-sourcing of policing tasks has led to arrest of innocent civilians

Senator John Whelan: said decision on editing podcast was “puzzling”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Labour Senator John Whelan stands over remarks he said meant utility was ‘not fit for purpose’

Waterford City Fire Services criticised the “thoughtless and extremely distasteful behaviour”. Photograph: Waterford City Fire Services Facebook page

Waterford City Fire Service ‘astounded’ by people filming incident in which girl (2) died

 “The online world leaves individuals vulnerable to serious privacy violations through the posting of private, false, humiliating, shameful or otherwise harmful content,” the report says.

Law Reform Commission publishes paper on ways to tackle threats to online privacy

Brendan Ogle of the Right to Water campaign group said anyone who could not protest peacefully should ‘stay away’ from the next protest on December 10th.

Right 2 Water says anyone who cannot protest peacefully against water charges should ‘stay away’

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, Siptu president Jack O’Connor, Mindy O’Brien of Voice and Roderic O’Gorman of the Green Party at the seminar in the Mansion House in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Eamon Ryan speaks at seminar on holding referendum on public ownership of water utilities

The scene on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Saturday November 1st as thousands flocked to the city to demonstrate against the water charges. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ruth Coppinger says Tánaiste is ‘not a victim’ of events in which she was trapped in her car by anti-water charge groups

Minister Heather Humphreys: expressed concern at how the Data Protection Commissioner handled the issue relating to her department’s genealogy site. Photograph: Eric Luke

Humphreys criticised commissioner’s handling of genealogy site controversy

The Samaritans charity has suspended an application that allowed people anonymously monitor the tweets of others for signs of suicidal intent or mental distress.

Charity to give service which monitors suicidal intent ‘further consideration’

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