Dealing with fraudulent tax claims has been a challenge for the IRS as cybercrime has grown more sophisticated in recent years. The agency paid $5.8 billion in falsely claimed refunds in 2013.

Criminals used stolen data to gain access to past tax returns of more than 100,000 people through an application on the US Internal Revenue Service’s (...)

A report carried out on behalf of DoneDeal  estimates that the website’s second hand market is valued at over €300 million per month

Online classified ads website DoneDeal has said the value of goods traded on its platform amounted to €4.5 billion last year as consumers became more (...)

The model Lily Cole who spoke at last year’s Web Summit in the RDS.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Tech conferences are all the rage these days, from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to(...)

‘Our first instinct when confronted with anything out of the ordinary is to take out our phone and create a small, 2D, digital representation. The default way, as a tourist, to experience iconic buildings and sights is to take a photo. Doing so has become more important that actually experiencing it directly.’  Photograph: Getty Images

(...) gigs, and think it sad that they will inevitably end. Technology gives us a sense of control over that(...)

‘Algorithms may be good at crunching numbers and putting them in some kind of context, but journalists are good at asking annoying questions.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) with one page view each.” The cheerleaders for this new technology – who includes some journalists(...)

Andrew Grier, M2M product manager: M2M is about connecting things and turning them into intelligent devices. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Machine to machine (M2M) technology is set to revolutionise many aspects of our lives and the way(...)

‘The non-stop consumer is mobile, social and harder to impress,’ says Accenture Ireland’s head of strategy, Ryan Shanks. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) things besides – all have been radically transformed by technology. The scale of the internet’s impact on(...)

Dried up: the UN Global Pulse unit monitors social network messages from Twitter and elsewhere for early-warning signals of a disease outbreak, crop failure or economic turmoil in a region of a developing country. Photograph: Reuters

The timing and technology are right to bring the power of digital sensing to the poor to improve(...)

Under review: Google Glass remains a product that operates from Google HQ in Mountain View, California

(...) device. “Anything that’s a consumer touch point, it needs to go through me for approval,” he said(...)

A BMW is parked via a mobile device remote control during a smart trailer parking demonstration on Tuesday in Boxberg, Germany. photograph: krisztian bocsi/bloomberg

(...) become a frequent topic for auto executives as the technology emerges. The market for autonomous(...)