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Mark Zuckerberg finds his company blamed for facilitating the subversion of democracy, genocide, the destruction of whole industries and self-harm among young people – among other things. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In the late 19th century, the titans of American business in the Gilded Age – men such as John Rockefeller and Jay Gould – argued that as pioneers in (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said that her office was ‘well advanced’ in the decision-making process on whether to impose fines. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A decision by the State’s data protection watchdog on whether to issue the first fines against big tech companies has been delayed by “procedural quer(...)

 Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Munich Security Conference in Germany. Photograph: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

Online content should be regulated with a system somewhere between the existing rules used for the telecoms and media industries, Facebook chief execu(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Cyrus Christie: ‘I had a thing with 15 posts on Instagram and five comments minimum were racist.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fulham defender Cyrus Christie has no faith in the “useless” support offered by social media companies over racist abuse – revealing someone had start(...)

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi rips a copy of US President Donald Trump’s speech after he delivered the State of the Union address on February 4th. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

Facebook and Twitter have refused US House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s request to remove a video posted by US president Donald Trump that was misleadi(...)

Stripe founders John Collison and and Patrick Collison. Stripe, which was founded in 2010, is valued at $35.3 billion, having raised $1.3 billion across seven funding rounds

Stripe, the online payments company founded by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, is “ripe for an initial public offering (IPO),” according (...)

Bonnie Neiland: has more than 436,000 followers on TikTok. Photo: Orla Neiland

One day last March, Shauna Davitt decided to have a look at TikTok. The app allows users to create and upload short-form videos, but the Wexford teena(...)

The launch of an online database of 70,000 people buried in Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery is the first in a series of cemetery projects aimed at establishing a social history of Limerick. The holy grail for any digital campaign manager is to have ordinary people share their message

This looks set to be a bad election for traditional Irish electioneering, and a good one for digital campaigns. A brief, rainy campaign, and greater s(...)

‘There were six of us who came together initially . . . and we were all keen to learn from the fantastic female trailblazers in the industry and to assist other women in a similar position to do the same.’

The idea of a professional network for women working in aircraft leasing started after an industry conference in 2016, explains Lisa Lyons, co-founder(...)

The new figures come less than a week after the DPC was once again criticised for having failed to issue any sanctions as yet against leading tech companies who are based locally

More than 6,700 data breaches were notified to Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) last year, the second highest level of notifications recorde(...)

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