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The heightened attention to the vast amount of data Google already holds to support its consumer advertising business prompts inevitable questions about how information belonging to companies such as Ascension is treated. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

A whistleblower reveals a secret transfer involving the personal data of tens of millions of people and a big tech company. Expressions of outrage fol(...)

Barry McCormack: I had all these songs about Dublin and then I sort of put them to the side and thought what else do I do?   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Barry McCormack, once a singer with 1990s indie band Jubilee Allstars and now a creator of wry, literate folk songs, is one of Ireland’s best songwrit(...)

The CSO numbers show workers in the IT sector here – think Google, Apple, Facebook – command the biggest salaries while those in the hospitality sector get paid the least. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

The notion that Dublin workers earn 15 per cent more than their counterparts in other counties is, contrary to expectations, more likely to antagonise(...)

Judge Martin Nolan said that while the internet had its advantages, the case exposed “the dark side which allows a man sitting in his house to inflict huge amounts of trauma”. Photograph: Adam Peck/PA

Laws governing online harassment are already sufficient to prosecute and have been used several times, legal experts have said after a man was jailed (...)

If it is something you are very concerned about, and if you believe it is a crime, then you should contact gardaí. Illustration: iStock

I’m feeling harassed online, what can I do? Many people’s first port of call is to contact the social media company. Each one has different approaches(...)

Liberal Democrat Chuka Umunna:  the party is preparing for another hung parliament. Photograph: Getty Images

The event at the Glaziers’ Hall near London Bridge was billed as the launch of the Liberal Democrats’ policy on equality and human rights but its real(...)

Nathan O’Reilly (17) will be detained at Oberstown until he turns 18 when will be transferred to an adult prison. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Cork teenager who knocked down a boy (2) and then sped off, leaving the toddler with life-changing injuries has been sentenced to four years detenti(...)

Locals are now working on a plan to recover the animals. File photograph: Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images

Three cows swept off an island during the raging storm of Hurricane Dorian have been located on North Carolina’s Outer Banks after apparently swimming(...)

A comparison of an original and deepfake video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Elyse Samuels/The Washington Post via Getty Images

In a computer science lab in Dublin City University (DCU) students are busy at work. Take a closer look and you will realise they are creating deepfak(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

Many weeks ago I received an unexpected but welcome invitation from the Oireachtas to give evidence before the Grand International Committee on Disinf(...)

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