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The department has just signed a €383,000 contract with UK firm Gemalto for the design, development and implementation of upgraded facial recognition software. Photograph: iStock

Facial imaging software deployed by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has recorded 28 cases of identity fraud to date in 2018(...)

An old British passport and a burgundy UK passport in the EU format. The planned new post-Brexit blue passport is seen by  Brexiteers see as a symbol of the UK’s regained independence. Photograph:  PA Wire

Theresa May’s government has ruled out reversing its decision to commission a European firm to print Britain’s blue passports, a move condemned by lea(...)

The New York Stock Exchange. US stocks rose in early trading on Thursday as investors snapped up beaten-down bank stocks ahead of a vote on a healthcare bill that is seen as president Donald Trump’s first policy test. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Financial companies helped European stocks rise higher as lenders borrowed more than double what was forecast under the European Central Bank’s last t(...)

Ryanair outperformed most of its peers, ending the day down 1.5 per cent to €14.49. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

European shares hit a two-week low on Wednesday, extending losses from the previous session, weighed down by weaker banks and a plunge in security se(...)

The euro weakened against the dollar after the European Central Bank decided to extend its stimulus programme. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

US stocks followed European markets higher on Friday while the euro weakened against the dollar after the European Central Bank’s Thursday decision t(...)

Eugene Murtagh,  group chairman of Kingspan: the insulation supplier ended the week on a positive note, rising nearly 1 per cent to €21.85. Kingspan shares were hammered earlier this week on foot of supply fears regarding one of its key components.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Weak corporate results weighed on European shares on Friday, while choppy trading in banking shares took away some of the sector’s recent gains. Earni(...)

A US judge is trying to  force Microsoft to hand over e-mails sitting in the company’s Irish data centre Image: Getty

A US court case considering whether a US judge can force Microsoft to hand over e-mails sitting in the company’s Irish data centre raises critical iss(...)

Gemalto chief executive Olivier Piou said an internal investigation had shown that in 2010 and 2011 there had been ‘two particularly sophisticated intrusions’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The world’s largest producer of SIM cards says it believes both the US and UK security services hacked its computer systems in 2010 and 2011 trying(...)

Gemalto chief executive Olivier Piou said an internal investigation had shown that in 2010 and 2011 there had been ‘two particularly sophisticated intrusions’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The world’s largest producer of SIM cards says it believes both the US and UK security services hacked its computer systems in 2010 and 2011 trying to(...)

Gemalto said the attacks “probably happened”, and aimed to intercept encryption codes that unlock mobile phone Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards while they were being shipped from its production facilities to mobile network operators worldwide.

US and British spies probably hacked into the world’s biggest maker of phone SIM cards in an attempt to steal codes that protect the privacy of billio(...)

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