Facebook, which owns Whatsapp, plans to keep investing in its platform over the coming three years. Image: Reuters

It is the latest in a string of positive results that have sent stock higher and erased memories about the initial hiccups following the company’s flo(...)

Simon Coveney’s tweet of 2010 after the then taoiseach’s Morning Ireland performance

“God, what an uninspiring interview by Taoiseach this morning. He sounded half way between drunk and hungover and totally disinterested.” When Fine Ga(...)

Tech giants including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Dropbox and more than two dozen other Internet companies have filed legal briefs supporting Apple in its encryption battle with the US government.

Tech giants including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Dropbox and more than two dozen other Internet companies have filed legal briefs supporting Apple i(...)

The arrest came as social media and Internet companies face mounting pressure from governments around the world to help them eavesdrop on users and filter content.

Brazilian police have arrested a senior Facebook executive as a dispute escalated over a court’s demand that the company provide data from its WhatsAp(...)

Uganda’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigyeis arrested by police and put into the back of a blacked-out police van which whisked him away and was later seen at a rural police station, outside his home in Kasangati, Uganda, on  Monday. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

Police arrested Uganda’s main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, for the fourth time in eight days on Monday, after an election that the United States(...)

 Electoral agents work with a lamp as the poll continues after 7pm at one of the polling stations where polls did not finish in time due to the late arrival of the voting materials in Kisugu village, Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA

The man hoping to break Yoweri Museveni’s 30-year grip on Uganda’s presidency was briefly arrested on Thursday and the government shut down social med(...)

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(...)