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(...)

 Nearly everyone has a mobile phone and it’s usually either being carried by its owner or within close reach, and hence, earshot. Broadcasting to every mobile on a network means an emergency alert also reaches visitors. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The downpour began as we were driving back from a restaurant to our South Carolina hotel this week. Huge thunderheads, accompanied by random, short-li(...)

“YouTube is a major user of web bandwidth, along with streaming service NetFlix. Between the two, they hog half of the world’s total bandwidth. Surely they should pay more for it?” Photograph: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

Just when it seemed the critical principle of net neutrality would be preserved in two of the largest and most influential internet populations – the (...)

William Malcolm, senior privacy Counsel at Google, at the conference in NUI Maynooth on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Google has said offering transparency about legal and policy-related access requests for its users’ data “is something we are really committed to” a(...)

Because it removes banks as intermediaries for payments, BitCoin threatens a major function and income source for the institutions. This is especially true in the area of remittances

BitCoin. Is the story all over for the much-discussed cryptocurrency, or has it just begun? In 2014, stories about BitCoin and various, lesser-known c(...)