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The tech conference circuit has suffered from a dearth of women speakers for years, and, as numerous scandals have shown recently, the industry hasn’t exactly proved itself to be women-friendly, either.

The annual RSA security conference, taking place in San Francisco this week, often captures the tech zeitgeist. Even when it doesn’t try. Take, for e(...)

Today’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll reveals a drop in support for Fine Gael. After retreating two points in January from a high of 36 per cent in Dec(...)

Donald Trump has made norms of unconventional modes of communication. Photograph: Getty

When news broke last weekend that ‘senior US officials’ had travelled to North Korea for discussions about a potential meeting of the two countries’ l(...)

OURSA was set up to run in a venue adjacent to the RSA conference after RSA controversially listed only a single women, Monica Lewinsky, in its initial lineup of keynote speakers.

Poor security and inadequate legal protections enable emerging technologies and online platforms to be used for surveillance and other attacks on user(...)

Ellen Keane, on right, after receiving her bronze medal at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Having a disability isn’t as terrible as it may seem. Of course there are a lot of bad things to deal with but there are also a lot of good things tha(...)

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin: “It’s becoming increasingly obvious that people spend too much time on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and struggle to control the compulsion,” he said. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

You have to hand it to JD Wetherspoon. The UK pub group, which has five bars in Ireland, has turned shutting down its lacklustre social media presence(...)

JD Wetherspoon: ‘I don’t think they had a strong social media strategy to begin with.’ Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Wetherspoons pubs are perhaps better known for their cut-price drinks than their engaging social media output, but it’s not stopping the pub giant fro(...)

The Three Tun Tavern, a Wetherspoon owned pub in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The pub has 812 followers on Twitter, but its account hasn’t been updated since 2016. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

JD Wetherspoon is closing down its Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for all its 900 pubs and head office with immediate effect following the t(...)

Ruth Jones: “I’ve obviously witnessed the world of TV production, and I’m just a bit fascinated by people being a bit awful.” Photograph: Ray Burmiston

“Marks & Spencer’s in Cardiff is a really good place to get recognised,” Ruth Jones says, beaming, and I laugh. Not just because of her small, pri(...)

Issues can win a higher Twitter profile through repeat, multiple postings of the same content, usually with the same hashtag

Twitter has rejected charges from anti-abortion referendum campaigners in Ireland that it has restricted the audience they can reach, but it warns tha(...)

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