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RTÉ Headquarters. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning. Days after the death of Gay Byrne, the dominant and outstanding figure in its history, RTÉ outlined overnight the measures it will have(...)

Hilary Clinton says Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg “should pay a price” for how the platform has interfered with democratic processes.

Facebook the company may be eager to distance itself from Facebook the social networking app or it simply might want to make ownership of its other se(...)

 Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee  in Washington.  Twitter is to stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Twitter’s recent announcement that it will ban election ads for candidates and issues has been opposed by some who argue that a better option would be(...)

One more referendum, with feeling: SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon poses with a guitar in Dalkeith, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Image of the week: Anti-Brexit belief It’s been a happy start to the UK general election so far for Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon, the le(...)

Twitter: has said politicians like Trump deserve a different standard because what they tweet is newsworthy. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Working for a social media company these days may seem like an exercise in endurance. Once considered a way of connecting the world, it has morphed in(...)

GDPR enhances rights for individuals who now have a greater say in how their personal data is collected and processed by organisations. Photograph: iStock

Whether you’re an IT expert or merely an online shopper, GDPR won’t have passed you by. An EU directive, the General Data Protection Regulation came i(...)

US-based David Chaum said the growing realisation among ordinary people that their private messages online could easily be spied upon by governments is causing “an erosion of confidence in democracy itself”.

Privacy and the protection of online communications have emerged among the main themes at this year’s Web Summit in Portugal, with a swathe of confere(...)

   The Beacon South Quarter complex at Sandyford, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sandyford Business District has called on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Council (DLRCC) to abandon its proposal to increase commercial rates for businesses (...)

SoapBox Labs founder Patricia Scanlon

Speech-recognition technology developed by Irish company SoapBox Labs has been selected by a leading US research institute for use in a $30 million ed(...)

‘My friend texts me probably five times a day on WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook.’ Photograph: iStock

I am a 23-year-old woman. I have one friend, who texts me probably five times a day on WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook. I prioritise face-to-face tim(...)

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