Sundar Pichai, who will become chief executive of the slimmed-down Google. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

In case you missed it this week, Google is now Alphabet. It’s still GOOG and GOOGL on the stock exchanges, and there’s still a company called Google (...)

Girls don’t see the people who are in technology careers like the people in the ‘Big Bang Theory’, says Cathal Grogan, managing director, Verify Recruitment.

Why don’t more girls go into technology careers? The organisers behind a new Irish schools programme called the Ada Lovelace Initiative (ALI) believe (...)

During an archeological dig through my tech past I found the floppy disks for setting up my Indigo email account (floppy disks!). Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

I learned this past week that nobody ages as quickly as a lover of technology. Not because we live life in a continuous state of stress-inducing exasp(...)

This  mock “killer robot”  in central London during the launch of a campaign calling  for the ban of lethal robot weapons attracted plenty of attention. But does such an image do the cause much good? Photograph: Getty Images

Do you take killer robots seriously? If not, maybe you should. That’s the argument put forth this week by over 2,000 technology, science and artificia(...)

Michele Neylon, director of Blacknight: “Because of the lack of rules, some companies just did what they wanted.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

People with websites for their company, blog, forum or organisation may soon face restrictions on their ability to keep their personal names, addre(...)

The homepage of the Ashley Madison website. Per capita only the Swiss and the Spaniards exceed us Irish as Ashley Madison “love rats”

I think we all know by now that when the technology world touches the real world, there are security risks inherent in the overlap. Hence we have t(...)

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The company is moving to improve its privacy and security policies. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau

Facebook users’ rising interest in security and privacy concerns in the past 18 months has prompted the company into a more public discussion of these(...)

Angels are generally thought of as high net-worth individuals who give significant sums that get many young companies on to their feet before they go in search of venture funding

Following a call from Minister for Finance Michael Noonan for public submissions on ways the Government could help ignite and support entrepreneurial (...)

Facebook’s deputy chief privacy officer Stephen Deadman’s comments were an indirect rebuttal to questions raised during a European Court of Justice hearing earlier this year in a pending case between Austrian law graduate Max Schrems and the Irish data protection commissioner’s office. Photograph:  AFP/ Karen Bleier

Facebook set up its operations in Ireland in part because it felt the regulatory environment here “was seen as a good high standard” internationally, (...)

A photo taken from an Islamic State website shows its militants fighting in Iraq. Photograph:  via AP

National governments and global companies need to be more vigilant about the ways in which terrorists and criminals are increasingly using the interne(...)