Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy: “There’s a chance to cluster and have a best in class global data analytical centre of excellence on the island”

When Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy, was promoted by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to a ministerial role last July, the position had a special twist. As well as b(...)

UPC: I discovered that I couldn’t just change my UPC package online (unless I wanted to upgrade it). I would have to cancel it by letter or email, wait 30 days, then contact the company again to change my package

Why is it that some businesses are happy to use the benefits of the internet to take a consumer’s money, but not use them to make it just as easy to r(...)

Eyeing up data: Microsoft believes about 3,000 Irish SMEs are still running Windows Server 2003, inset below left, and will face increased security risks as a result from this summer

Unless they take action soon, some 3,000 Irish businesses still using Microsoft Windows Server 2003 will face increased security risks this summer, wh(...)

IBM  denies the number of layoffs will be anywhere near those suggested in the “Forbes” report. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

IBM to axe over 100,000 employees? The company hastened this week to counter claims in a story by Robert X Cringely in Forbes that it intends to make (...)

 Charles Spence, head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University – “We’re also working with apps that match music to what you’re eating – your ice cream, your wine, your tea.”

A succulent piece of monkfish in a tasty sauce rests on the plate. You cut into the thick and moist flesh, place it in your mouth, and savour the dist(...)

British prime minister David Cameron suggested that all digital encryption in Britain be maimed by supplying back doors for security organisations. Photograph: Bloomberg

If the national legislatures of the UK and US decide their leaders are right, and laws are passed to cripple encryption and permit other forms of mass(...)

Offering advice on taking “safe and sexy selfies” is certainly an attention-grabbing way to launch a new company, but there’s a good reason why privac(...)

A computer screenshot shows the US Central Command Twitter feed after it was apparently hacked by people claiming to be Islamic State sympathisers

In the wake of the hacking of official US military social media accounts – believed to be by Islamic State militants or sympathisers – the US governme(...)

Anthony Elonis repeatedly posted on Facebook about about killing his ex-wife and gunning down kindergarten children. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

“There’s one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you. I’m not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and dying from all the (...)

Edward Snowden’s  leaks made citizens, businesses and governments aware of the scope of what was possible in large-scale surveillance and secret data access. Photograph: Reuters

Privacy will be a big issue in 2015. In Ireland as well as internationally, three big “Ps” are aligning around the topic, building on developments in (...)