Irleand’s Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

Above a Centra shop in Portarlington sits one of the world’s most important regulatory offices pertaining to online privacy.From May 18th, the office (...)

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(...)

The marketing brains behind Unilever toiletries brand Dove appear to have a surfeit of professional pride, and possibly elevated self-esteem

Self-esteem can’t be purchased on a supermarket shelf, or even in a pharmacy, which is a problem for people debilitated by the fact that theirs is (...)

Facebook: could net an estimated $15.5 billion in ad revenue this year, according to eMarketer. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Advertising on social networks is set to reach almost $36 billion (€34 billion) by 2017, research from eMarketer claims, with Facebook set to benefit (...)

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney speaks during a ‘Ready for Hillary’ rally in Manhattan on Saturday. Photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters.

Ready for Hillary has raised $15 million (€14.2 million) and has identified 4 million Hillary Clinton supporters, the group said on Friday ahead of(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

Turkey temporarily blocked Twitter and YouTube in the run-up to local elections in March 2014, after audio recordings purportedly showing corruption in then-Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s inner circle were leaked on their sites. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Twitter has complied with Turkey’s request to remove photographs of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants and a ban on the mic(...)

An aerial view of a shooting scene at the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade in Maryland. Reports say one man was shot dead and another seriously wounded after attempting to ram a vehicle into the installation. Photograph: NBC4Washington handout/Reuters

Two people tried to ram their vehicle into the National Security Agency (NSA)’s entrance gates near Washington DC before guards shot one of them dead,(...)

Maximum Media chief executive Niall McGarry. The digital publisher has expanded into the British market with the launch of

Maximum Media, the Dublin- based digital publisher behind the lifestyle sites and, has launched a new website targeting young men in Br(...)