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Public Service Card: There will be a large cohort of civil servants and politicians licking their wounds this weekend.

The findings of the Data Protection Commissioner’s report into the Public Services Card are a vindication for many parties. A group of campaigners an(...)

Consider drying fruit during abundant harvests

After last year’s drought, I promised myself that I’d never, ever give out about our rainy climate again. Not a word. So I’m not going to bemoan the r(...)

Pádraig O’Dea: ‘People have been so kind. They have helped us pitch the tents, given us tips of the best routes and places to go’

When Pádraig O’Dea was learning to ride a bicycle in his home town of Tullamore, Co Offaly, more than 50 years ago, he never imagined that his ability(...)

John Neilan in Berlin at his co-working space Tuesday

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week John Neilan, who is orig(...)

In this case, it helps that Bill Hader and Tom Cruise share certain facial traits

How odd that a harmless doctored video of Bill Hader impersonating Tom Cruise would be the trigger for full-on panic about the “deepfake” phenomenon. (...)

Boris Johnson during his first  “People’s PMQs” session on Facebook  at  Downing Street. Photograph: Downing Street/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has accused former chancellor Philip Hammond of undermining the government’s strategy with a “terrible collaboration” with the EU to thw(...)

The Apple Card charges retailers high transaction fees and reinvests some of the money in rewards, reinforcing an antiquated and expensive US payments market. Photograph:   Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Although it is easy to be distracted by shiny objects such as the new Apple Card, the biggest news in payments last week was a sober announcement from(...)

Facebook has  confirmed that it had been transcribing users’ audio but said it will no longer do so. Photograph: PA

Facebook risks another spat with European Union privacy watchdogs following reports the social-media giant paid contractors to transcribe clips of aud(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg  on board the Malizia II  yacht at the Mayflower Marina in Plymouth on Tuesday, ahead of her journey across the Atlantic to New York where she will attend the UN climate action summit next month. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist, climbed nimbly aboard the Malizia II, the racing yacht that will set sail on Wednesday afternoon whe(...)

Facebook confirmed it had been transcribing users’ audio and said it will no longer do so, following scrutiny into other companies Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge o(...)

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