Archive for September, 2011

Global Facebook subject to Irish Data Protection rules

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Turns out that all Facebook user accounts, outside of the US and Canada, are overseen by its European headquarters in Ireland. That means that it's subject to Irish data protection rules, and the Irish data protection commissioner has now launched an investigation. This is one to watch.

Austin Airwaves seeks support for its Borneo project

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Jim Ellinger of Austin Airwaves does great work supporting community radio near and far. Their most recent project involves supporting the establishment of community radio on the island of Borneo. They're looking for donations of equipment and cash. Check here to see if you can help.

Drumm not just a cad, but also engaged in immigration fraud?

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

It appears from the report in tomorrow's Irish Times that Anglo Irish Bank is accusing former CEO David Drumm of engaging in fraud to secure his visa to the United States:Anglo alleges that Drumm devised the “loan” from his wife “as a ruse” to qualify for an “E-2 Treaty Investor ...