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Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are facing a wide-ranging investigation in the US. Photograph: Reuters

The US government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on (...)

Global stock investors took fright in early October as the US Federal Reserve signalled a possible more aggressive path for rate hikes, sending US bond yields to eight-year highs. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Stock-market Cassandras warning of impending danger were a brave species at the start of the year, as Wall Street indices hit fresh all-time highs on(...)

A study carried out by Italian researchers found that participants were willing to sell data for a median minimum price of €2

It has been a watershed year for internet users: the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal highlighted the extent to which tech giants are harvesti(...)

Google said on Monday it would shut down the consumer version of Google+ and tighten its data-sharing policies after a “bug” potentially exposed user data. Photograph: iStock

The data protection regulator Helen Dixon said on Tuesday that she was not aware of the data breach that led to Google’s decision to shut down the con(...)

So much to laugh at. Yes, the gnawing anxiety over invasion of privacy, prompted by the growth of social media in recent years, has at times prompted (...)

Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook could be fined a symbolic £500,000 (€565,000) by the UK’s privacy regulator after the social network giant failed to prevent key user data fa(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  ringing the opening bell of the NYSE in New York, July 3rd.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said Donald Trump’s criticism of the media was one of the few things he could sympathise with the US president about. Mr V(...)

Alphabet’s worldwide ad sales increased to $31.1bn, above the average analysts’ estimate of $30.3bn. Photograph: Getty Images

Google owner Alphabet reported first-quarter sales and profit on Monday that topped financial analysts’ estimates as it achieved better pricing on ads(...)

It is assumed young people have a natural affinity to tech, but many are digitally naive and far more vulnerable than we think. Photo: iStock

The ease at which today’s tech-savvy students swipe their way through digital devices and social media apps might lead you to believe they know where (...)

Facebook data breach: Information Commissioner’s Office enforcement agents enter Cambridge Analytica’s central London offices. Photograph: PA

Investigators from Britain’s data watchdog on Friday entered the London offices of the data-analytics firm at the centre of a storm over allegations t(...)

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