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The ability to track mobile phones predates the current crop of smartphones. File photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

Modern smartphones have made it easy to track people, with everything from your Facebook account to your web browser using location-based data. But (...)

 Jastine Valdez  and her family moved to Ireland from the Philippines in 2015 and settled in the picturesque Wicklow town of Enniskerry.

Members of the Irish Filipino community have described their shock and distress following the disappearance of Jastine Valdez on Saturday. The 24-ye(...)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The previous plan to to have Mr Zuckerberg give a presentation in private had been widely criticised by EU officials. Photograph: Reuters

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to the European Parliament on Tuesday on the Cambridge Analytica scandal will be broadcast live on the(...)

The cask of 32-year-old Single Pot Still Redbreast Whiskey was cracked open by makers Irish Distillers and put into 816 bottles

More than 800 bottles of a rare Irish whiskey were snapped up by connoisseurs and speculators in less than two hours over the weekend despite having a(...)

GDPR  is a new EU regulation that updates and harmonises how data is gathered, processed, stored and used across the bloc

You can thank Brussels if your in-box is soon less clogged than usual with spam. Above all you can thank Jan-Philipp Albrecht, a boyish Green Party M(...)

Praying at Lough Derg. Photograph: Maeve Hickey

I am standing with my back to the basilica wall, arms outstretched, as though crucified, declaring to anyone who’ll listen, “I renounce the world, the(...)

Claire McGowan: subtle characterisation, elegant plotting and a nuanced eye for post-Troubles politics

Joseph Knox’s glittering, delirious noir debut, Sirens, introduced us to Manchester-based Detective Aidan Waits, a hard-boiled hero with a dark past, (...)

Some 230 new ads appeared on Facebook last week and  the number is increasing, the Transparent Referendum Initiative (TRI) found. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Nearly 900 paid-for advertisements relating to the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, including some paid for by overseas groups, have been captured (...)

Storyful was set up by former RTÉ journalist Mark Little.

Software developed by a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp to help journalists verify content on social media is also being used to monitor the (...)

SuperAwesome co-founder Dylan Collins: “Most of the stuff we build and invest in doesn’t make society better. Hand on heart, I can say Super Awesome does.” Photograph: Alan Betson

“Somewhere along the way it became a mission.” Dylan Collins says. He is talking about his work with SuperAwesome, the kid-tech company he founded in (...)

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