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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg in Washington on Thursday. The final straw for libra supporters came, it has been said, after he was called to testify before Congress. Photograph: Nick Wass/AP Photo

When Facebook unveiled ambitious plans in June to spearhead the creation of a global digital currency, co-founder David Marcus promised unprecedented (...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg delivered a  35-minute speech at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall in Washington DC in defence of his company.  Photograph: Getty

Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday gave a full-throated defence of Facebook as a champion of free expression, aiming to put the social network above politics(...)

Patron saint of shade: Nancy Pelosi’s new Twitter cover photograph

If there were a Nobel Prize in Winding the US President Up, it would have to go to the self-proclaimed patron saint of shade, Nancy Pelosi. Nobody ma(...)

Gerard Craughwell (Ind) said his identity on Facebook was stolen last weekend, while  Catherine Noone (FG) said she received a tweet this week saying she ‘should be buried alive’ with a reference to murdered MP Jo Cox. File images: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times/Gareth Chaney/Collins

One Senator revealed on Wednesday that he was the victim of identity theft on social media, while another told the Seanad she received a death threat.(...)

Author Marian Keyes is pictured as the National Library of Ireland announces  details of a pilot scheme to expand the ways it collects the ‘born-digital’ story of Ireland. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times.

Throughout history the motivations of significant people have been excavated by the papers they have left behind them. Letters, diaries, handwritten n(...)

Evervault has its origins in a BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition project, Qcrypt, which involved research in cryptography and data privacy and won Shane Curran the overall top prize in the 2017 competition

Dublin-based start-up Evervault has raised $3.2 million (€2.9 million) in a seed investment round led by tech investor Sequoia. The round also s(...)

Cork man Cian Alcock at An Solas bar in Tokyo. Along with thousands of others, he hopes to secure a ticket for Ireland’s clash with the All Blacks on Saturday. Photograph: courtesy Cian Alcock.

Cian Alcock, a diehard rugby fan, moved temporarily to Tokyo and got a job pulling pints to support his World Cup adventure following Ireland’s drive (...)

US Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren at the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Westerville, Ohio. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP.

Democratic presidential hopefuls took aim at Elizabeth Warren in a televised debate on Tuesday, in the latest sign that the Massachusetts senator is s(...)

The site  is located  within the Sandyford Business District and is close to two Luas stops.

Swedish student accommodation provider Prime Living looks set to make a significant return on its investment in a 1.8 acre site at the junction of Bla(...)

There have been several recent high-profile incidents of racism  including online death threats made against   Fiona Ryan and Jon Mathis, who appeared in a Lidl advert. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The judge who officiates at citizenship ceremonies has called for new legislation to combat hate crime amid increasing reports of attacks on minoritie(...)

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