Vienna District Court has dismissed a class-action civil suit against Facebook, headed by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems, saying it has no jurisdiction.

Vienna District Court has dismissed a class-action civil suit against Facebook, headed by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems, saying it has no ju(...)

Ryanair has said customers in Greece can pay with cash at airport ticket desks. Photo: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ryanair has said customers in Greece can pay with cash at airport ticket desks. A spokesman for the airline Ryanair said many Greek customers were una(...)

If you or your partner use a phone, a tablet or a laptop in bed, how does it affect your sex life? The answer is surprising. Only three out of (...)

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown council officials produced a report questioning the economic merit of reopening a pool at the Glenalbyn location, causing anger among locals. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A public meeting to protest at the ongoing closure of Glenalbyn swimming pool in south County Dublin is to be held in Stillorgan, on Monday night. Dú(...)

Thousands have taken to the streets of Dublin to celebrate the annual Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade. Rainbow flags and balloons were in evidence as dancer(...)

 Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has said her office prefers to take an “engaged” approach to dealing with privacy issues that arise with mult(...)

A separate appeal by Google, YouTube and Facebook against an injunction requiring them to remove the clip will proceed next week. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A student has withdrawn his Supreme Court appeals against various newspapers arising from reports on his dispute over a YouTube video clip falsely acc(...)

Five Dublin students and an Irish-American student were killed when the balcony they were standing on collapsed during a birthday party on Tuesday, June 16th. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A second Irish student who was among the seven injured in last week’s balcony collapse in Berkeley, California that killed six others has been release(...)

In a data set recording more than one million users’ credit card transactions for three months, researchers were able to identify 91 per cent of people’s identities. Photograph: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

In case you weren’t paranoid enough, this one will help: research conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has shown that just fou(...)

Alibaba now handles 80 per cent of China’s ecommerce. Photograph: Crab Hu/EPA

There is an overarching force in China with tentacles reaching deep into almost everybody’s life. That force is not the Communist Party of China, whos(...)