This  mock “killer robot”  in central London during the launch of a campaign calling  for the ban of lethal robot weapons attracted plenty of attention. But does such an image do the cause much good? Photograph: Getty Images

Do you take killer robots seriously? If not, maybe you should. That’s the argument put forth this week by over 2,000 technology, science and artificia(...)

The Twitter logo  at its corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California  Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Files/Reuters

In his first earnings call with investors as head of a public company, Jack Dorsey decided to go for candid. With the stock up on Twitter’s second-qu(...)

Twitter’s  orporate headquarters in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Robert Galbraith

Twitter Inc raised the bottom end of its full-year revenue forecast as the company’s push to boost advertising income paid off and it reported adjuste(...)

Who hasn’t thought about quitting their full-time job and becoming a freelancer? Being your own boss is certainly tempting. But is giving up your s(...)

Senator Lorraine Higgins at Pearse Street Garda Station this week.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In recent months, comments I received via email and on social- media platforms I use have forced me to question how or indeed whether I would continue(...)

The HSE says a relocation package is available for nurses and midwives who would like to come and work in the Irish health service

The HSE is to offer a tax-free €1,500 relocation expenses package to encourage nurses and midwives working abroad to take up posts in the Irish health(...)

Gary Davis, of Johnstown Court, Kilpedder, Co Wicklow,  pictured at the Four Courts for a High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

The United States is seeking the extradition of an Irishman whom it claims was an administrator of the Silk Road website which offered anonymity to(...)

Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection Dara Murphy said the new forum would deal with the opportunities and challenges posed by the increasing use of personal data.

Challenges in dealing with the increased generation and use of personal information will be the focus of a new advisory group to the Government, which(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon says said her office has “a lot of work to do” on the customer service front. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“I think the Irish data protection authority (DPA) performs its statutory role in a very unique context, given the presence of so many data-rich multi(...)

Among the leaked emails, files and digital records were four emails sent between members of the Defence Forces and employees of the company. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Emails sent between members of the Defence Forces and a company specialising in hacking and eavesdropping have been leaked online. A Defence Forces (...)