Siri has been in trouble many times before. In 2011, the assistant declined to offer information on abortion clinics. She also swore at a 12-year-old boy. Image: Getty

Apple is refusing to comment on allegations that the Russian language version of its voice-controlled virtual assistant, Siri, has provided homophobic(...)

The difficulty is that after you die nobody can get into your social media accounts unless they have your password. And if they do log in, for most of these, they’re actually in breach of the terms of service

In 2005, a motorcycle accident took the life of 22-year-old Nebraskan Loren Williams. In an effort to find out more about her son’s life, Karen Wil(...)

Last year, Facebook launched a mobile ad network, the Facebook Audience Network, designed to target users across different mobile apps using information Facebook has gleaned from the users’ Facebook usage

Last week, Facebook was forced to admit that it tracked the online activity of people who do not even have an account with the social network, which i(...)

The accident happened at the renowned Wormhole on Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands off Galway, last week. Photograph: David Dunne.

A young couple were being hailed as heroes after saving the life of a student who was swept off a cliff face and into the sea by a giant wave.The acci(...)

Medium and message: Prime Minister David Cameron talks to Conservative Party supporters in Cornwall. Click to the next photograph for an alternative take on the size of the crowd. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Jim Murphy, the leader of the Scottish Labour Party, stood at a bar counter late on Thursday night, buying a round of drinks for his staff after the s(...)

An undated handout image of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photograph: Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader/The New York Times.

Iran’s leader has condemned as genocide the military intervention by its main regional rival Saudi Arabia in Yemen, escalating Tehran’s rhetoric again(...)

The music industry eats babies for fun. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a couple of new examples which demonstrate that young musicians and the p(...)

The deal between Vivendi and Orange would value Dailymotion, a rival to YouTube and Vimeo, at €265 million. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images

Vivendi has entered exclusive talks with Orange to buy 80 per cent of the French telecoms operator’s Dailymotion video-sharing website for €217 millio(...)

 Turkey blocked access to Twitter and YouTube on April 6th, 2015 over the publication of photographs of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants hours before he was killed in a shootout, officials said. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said a prosecutor had sought the block on access to social media sites because some media organisations had acted “as if they were spreading terrorist propaganda” in sharing the images. (Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters)

Turkey unblocked access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube after social media websites followed an Istanbul court’s order to remove images of a slain pr(...)

Vivandi is hoping to make Dailymotion a ‘world-size player’, according to reports in Le Monde.

Vivendi has made a €250 million offer for French online video group Dailymotion, owned by telecoms group Orange, Le Monde reported on Monday.The repo(...)