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DNA results could be used for denial of health insurance coverage, for example. Photograph: iStock

Ever since I signed up for a genealogy research site, it’s been sending me emails flogging its DNA analysis kit.  But there’s no way I will do a(...)

Sphero R2D2 (€130)

Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s time to tick off the gift lists. We’ve compiled a handy gift guide for all budgets, from the cheap and ch(...)

The traditional printed press has had a fraught relationship with digital giants like Google and Facebook who have used their material without payment.

European newspaper publishers are lobbying EU member state governments to protect draft copyright legislation that will require digital companies to p(...)

While gross profit at Facebook’s Irish arm amounted to €18.1 billion last year, administrative expenses of €17.8 billion meant profit before tax increased 44 per cent to €251 million.

Facebook’s Irish arm paid €38.3 million in tax last year on profits of €251 million, recently-filed accounts show. The social media giant channelled (...)

Stripe co-founder and chief executive Patrick Collison: he is among the signatories of the letter on employee ownership

A number of leading tech entrepreneurs, including Stripe co-founder and chief executive Patrick Collison, are urging European policymakers to reform t(...)

 Patrick Nevin has been jailed   for five and a half years  for  sexually assaulting a student he met on  the Tinder dating app in July 2014. File photograph: Collins Courts

During Patrick Nevin’s trial for sexually assaulting a Brazilian student he met on Tinder at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last winter the jury heard (...)

First Lady Melania Trump reviews the Christmas decorations. Photograph: Andrea Hanks/The White House

In a Christmas tradition on its way to becoming as hotly anticipated as the annual release of the John Lewis ad, or a stony-faced five-year-old explai(...)

Google said that location history is turned off by default and users can edit, delete or pause it at any time, though switching it on helps improve services like predicted traffic on a commute home. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Google runs the risk of hefty fines from the European Union’s beefed-up data-protection watchdogs after consumer groups accused the search-engine gian(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The recent losses at Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google exceed the value of the entire Spanish stock market. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Last week, the NYSE Fang+ index fell into bear market territory (a fall of 20 per cent). The FAANG stocks that dominate the index – Facebook, Amazon, (...)

World Trade Center on the day of the 9/11 attacks: Labour adviser Jo Moore famously suggested it was a good day for the British government to bury bad news. Photograph: Sean Adair/Reuters

US earnings season is winding down. Individual share prices lurch up and down as investors and analysts pore over the details in an effort to div(...)

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