Kenco’s current Coffee vs Gangs campaign: running on The Irish Times in Ireland and the Telegraph in the UK

This column has not been brought to you by anybody except the Business Editor, who was looking for someone media savvy to fill in for the week. But wh(...)

Sysco, parent of Ireland Pallas Foods, said higher prices of meat, dairy and poultry products, expenses related to the proposed US Foods acquisition and higher payroll costs drove up its expenses in the third quarter. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Top US food distributor Sysco reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by higher costs and a strong dollar, a day before hearing begins o(...)

Facebook privacy officer Erin Egan said international regulatory discussions did not give enough credit to the US. PhotographIllustration: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Privacy executives from Google, Microsoft and Facebook say that privacy protections in the US are stronger than assumed by Europeans. However, they do(...)

Data privacy: many of the technology tools we use today are showing themselves to be insufficient for protecting our information

Debates about privacy frequently are debates about the role of technology in our lives, according to Trevor Hughes, the president and chief executive (...)

The Google building at Barrow street, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The private lunch in Brussels, a week before Christmas Day in 2012, had an almost celebratory air. Google chairman Eric Schmidt and then-European comp(...)

FitBit activity trackers

Consumers looking to use their mobile devices to improve their health – or at least maintain their well-being – have tens of thousands of options. Bu(...)

The possible revival of the case follows a changing of the guard among officials in Brussels last October Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

European regulators have taken preliminary steps that appear to show they are getting ready to push ahead with a much-delayed antitrust case agains(...)

The FTC settled its multiyear investigation of Google in 2013, concluding that the company had not manipulated its search results to hurt rivals.

Key staff members at the US Federal Trade Commission were in favour of suing Google for violating antitrust rules before the agency settled its invest(...)

A worker assembles a Medtronic  Capsure Sense Lead, a device that is inserted into a heart pacemaker. US antitrust regulators have approved  Medtronic’s purchase of Covidien. Photo: Bloomberg

US antitrust regulators have approved a pair of major deals in the medical field, including Medtronic’s purchase of Covidien, which will allow it to (...)

Ben Wizner: detects a greater political sophistication and awareness in Silicon Valley. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Edward Snowden’s lawyer, Ben Wizner, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s speech, privacy and technology project, was in town this week.I (...)