A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wikimedia and other rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the agency challenging one of its mass surveillance programmes. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

The US National Security Agency (NSA) is being sued by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of its mass surveillance programmes, that they alleg(...)

A man takes a picture of Motorola Moto X smartphones during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: REUTERS/Albert Gea

The Irish made their presence felt at Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), announcing multimillion-euro deals and partnerships. More than 30 Irish compa(...)

Dan Shefet: “Google put up a hell of a fight, but they lost. Now if Google doesn’t comply, they will be fined.” Photograph: Guia Besana/The New York Times

Dan Shefet doesn’t want you to Google his name.A Danish lawyer who has lived in Paris for 30 years, Shefet has been accused online of professional mal(...)

Snow White and the Huntsman actress Lily Cole

Snow White and the Huntsman actress Lily Cole is more interested in her “gift economy” start-up than her modelling career. Cole has started an online (...)

YouTube entrepreneur Michelle Phan, whose beauty amd make-up videos have been viewed more than 1 billion times.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, YouTube entrepreneur Michelle Phan, XCOR Space Expeditions chief executive Michiel Mol, School for Startups founder Do(...)

Bob Geldof: In Dublin this week for the One Young World summit.Photograph: Henning Kaiser/EPA

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, School for Start-ups founder Doug Richards and Live Aid creator Bob Geldof will(...)

Wikimedia executive director Lila Tretikov and co-founder Jimmy Wales at Wikimania. Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty

Citation needed: it’s a phrase you see everywhere in this crowded hall, scrawled on Post-its and printed on T-shirts. They’re here for Wikimania, W(...)

Google is seeking an EU-wide debate on the aftermath of a ruling that gave citizens the right to be forgotten online.

Google is seeking an EU-wide debate on the aftermath of a ruling that gave citizens the right to be forgotten online, as it admitted to mistakes in wi(...)

 A man convicted of possessing child pornography sought the removal of Google links to his conviction.  Photograph: Bloomberg

You don’t have to be a master at corporate doublespeak to know Google is unhappy with the European Court of Justice decision on the right to be forgo(...)

Google has said it is disappointed with the EU ruling, and executive chairman Eric Schmidt said the balance the court struck between privacy and “the right to know” was wrong

Google has launched a service through which European citizens can request that links to what they deem as objectionable material be taken off search r(...)