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Embarking on a little scientific experiment at an event in Synge Street CBS to mark the launch of the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition were second year students Yaduvir Harhangi and Martin Goz. Photograph: Colm Mahady /Fennell Photography

Students thinking of participating in the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) have been advised to begin brainstorming and th(...)

Many of the 5,500 students surveyed have set their social media accounts to private mode, which limits how much of their information is shared publicly. Photograph: iStock

Nearly half of second-level students believe smartphones should be banned in schools, according to a new survey. There have been increasing calls for(...)

Anybody over 13 will still be able to sign up for Snapchat but the company will no longer retain particular kinds of data about them. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Snapchat plans to stop retaining certain data about users under the age of 16 in Europe, including precise location history, to comply with new EU pri(...)

Veiled demonstrators hold photographs of those killed at Sandy Hook elementary school during the March for Our Lives in New York last weekend, which was largely organised on Facebook and Twitter. Photograph: Todd Heisler/New York Times

I don’t need to tell you that something is wrong with social media. You’ve probably experienced it yourself. Maybe it’s the way you feel while scrolli(...)

Judge Patrick Durcan described the actions of Eoin McDonnell as ‘devious, dangerous, appalling and disgusting’. File photograph: Reuters

A 22-year-old Limerick man has received a two-month suspended prison term after taking a ‘Snapchat snapshot’ on his smartphone of a female judge in co(...)

Sean Ryan, a candidate for president of Trinity College Dublin’s students’ union, who dropped out of the race following allegations of sexual harassment. Photograph:  Trinity News

A candidate for president of Trinity College Dublin’s students’ union has dropped out of the race following allegations of sexual harassment. Sean Ry(...)

All of the new digital players are trying to find new ways to generate income.

Winter has arrived for a new generation of digital media companies with missed revenue targets, an uncertain advertising environment and Facebook’s re(...)

Mastodon: it looks and behaves a bit like Twitter

Have you ever wondered why small app developers have never tried to compete with the iron Fist (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter) of social medi(...)

Snap: Wall Street analysts have concerns over the sustainability of the company’s new-found momentum. Photograph: Reuters

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, on Tuesday evening beat Wall Street’s forecasts for the first time since its initial public offering almost a year (...)

CyberSafeIreland has called for a national information campaign on children’s use of the internet after its survey showed more than a third of eight to 13-year-olds rarely talk to their parents about their online activity.

Children as young as eight are being put at risk through unsupervised access to the internet, ignoring age restrictions on apps and talking to strange(...)

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