Friendship week: From best mates to bromances, all week on irishtimes.com/life-and-style, we take a closer look at friendship. There’s a photo(...)

Niall McEntegart, Facebook’s head of data centre operations for the EMEA and APAC region, oversaw the construction of the data centre at Luleå

The next time you post a status update to Facebook or upload a picture to Instagram, think about where that data may end up. Before it reaches news fe(...)

It’s, like, New Year’s Day and I’ve got a hangover that knows my name. Sorcha sits down beside at the table and I can literally feel the heat from her(...)

As the majority of the world’s largest tech companies have their European headquarters in Ireland, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner will effectively have to regulate data issues for those companies’ operations throughout the EU

Sweeping reform of data protection law, approved by European Union officials last night, aims to subject companies to just one regulator. The so-ca(...)

Teenaged girls in the Netherlands are  more likely to become “anxious” about rejection if their posts are not “liked” by their friends and shared with approval among their peers. Photograph:  Karen Bleier/Getty Images/AFP

One out of six Dutch teenagers – nearly 17 per cent – between the ages of 12 and 18 admits to being addicted to social media – “unable to function” wi(...)

Attention Android users! Beware of third-party app stores outside of Google Play. Smartphone security company Lookout warns that these stores are rife(...)

Girls don’t see the people who are in technology careers like the people in the ‘Big Bang Theory’, says Cathal Grogan, managing director, Verify Recruitment.

Why don’t more girls go into technology careers? The organisers behind a new Irish schools programme called the Ada Lovelace Initiative (ALI) believe (...)

Stan Massueras (left) and Charles Alix from start-up YapMe  picutred in their new premises upstairs in Music Maker, Exchequer Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

For a certain demographic, documenting key moments in life is a necessity. And while technology and social media is both user-friendly and fast-evolvi(...)

Daisy O’Connor (now 6), Holly O’Farrell (5) and their classmates  in their junior infants class in Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Holly O’Farrell started “big school” 10 months ago, her mother, Helen, readily admits she was more emotional than her daughter, who was 4½ at (...)

One online campaign during the Same-sex Marriage Referendum in Ireland build-up was the #hometovote phenomenon, which had huge purchase with emigrants. In its own way, this imaginative innovation was the perfect illustration of the way in which the Yes campaign had captured public imagination and popular support. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

This has been the moment where the social media phenomenon has come into its own in an Irish electoral contest. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, W(...)