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Rihanna:  accused Snapchat of shaming domestic abuse victims. Photograph: Marin/AFP,Getty Images

Snapchat users noticed an ad that asked whether they would rather “slap Rihanna” or “punch Chris Brown”. On Thursday, the pop star took to Instagram, (...)

Reporting  fake accounts to Facebook seems regularly to result in no action at all. Photgraph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

When I got to the fifth or sixth Facebook friend request from yet another US army four-star general, decorated special ops soldier, or retired Navy ad(...)

The newly-restored Stella Theatre in Rathmines, Dublin, which is part of the Press Up hospitality group.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien  / THE IRISH TIMES

Paddy McKillen Jnr’s Press Up hospitality group is considering a stock market flotation to help finance its breakneck expansion. The company has hired(...)

Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner: pushed for a big increase in funding last year, arguing the body would become the pan-EU regulator for most of the world’s top internet companies, including Facebook and Twitter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Incoming EU privacy rules covering online personal data make this year “existentially critical” to the reputation of the Data Protection Commissioner (...)

Kieran Creaven arriving at Leeds Crown Court  on Friday. Photograph: Peter Powell/PA Wire

Jailed sex offender Kieran Creaven is likely to face trial in Ireland when he has served the 18-month term imposed on him in the UK on Friday. Last N(...)

Minister for Communications,  Denis Naughten: ‘The people who want to exploit children will use every loophole possible.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has suggested the “big players” in the technology industry are not the problem when it comes to online (...)

Of the total 2.4 million requests for links to be deleted by Europeans, 43 per cent have been granted, Google said

Google has received more than 17,700 requests from users in Ireland to delete search-engine results since the introduction of “right to be forgotten” (...)

Twitter has made a number of updates to its platform in recent months as it fights for new users and counters criticism over its handling of troll accounts and bots.

Twitter has added the ability to bookmark tweets to save them to read later in the latest update for its platform. The social media company revealed(...)

French teacher Natasha Lynch is using social media to teach pupils during the school closures. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Many school pupils were celebrating the prospect of several days free of school and homework yesterday. But for John Gavin’s pupils in a Limerick sec(...)

Bank of Ireland announced its first dividend payment to shareholders in a decade on Monday and committed to returning half of its future profits to in(...)

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