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Online harassment, cyber bullying, online stalking and revenge porn: public’s opinion on these activities is sought by the Committee on Justice and Equality.  Photograph:  Adam Peck/PA

An Oireachtas committee has called on members of the public to submit their views around the issues of online harassment, cyber bullying, online stalk(...)

Farmers say for every €10 of beef bought off the shelves, the farmer gets €2, the processor gets €2.90 and the supermarket gets €5.10. Photograph: Todd Korol/Reuters

For Hugh Doyle, farmer protests that have been crippling meat factories around the country are nothing less than a last-gasp fight for the very surviv(...)

Gardaí have referred several people for prosecution for publicly identifying the two boys convicted in June of the murder of teenager Ana Kriégel (pictured).

Gardaí have referred several people for prosecution for publicly identifying the two boys convicted of the murder of Ana Kriégel. An investigation be(...)

 Indian forces  outside a polling station during  paramilitary elections in Kulgam, south of Srinagar in 2019. Photograph:  Idrees Abbas/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

We like to complain about the toxicity of social media and talk about our plans to unplug for the holidays and just take a break from it all. On the o(...)

Donal Conway, who will controversially seek re-election to the FAI board

A setting further from the maelstrom that has surrounded the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) following the controversy surrounding John Delaney (...)

Andreas Mundt:  his agency ruled in February that Facebook had broken the country’s law and demanded that it stop automatically sharing data among the services it owns, such as Instagram and WhatsApp, or websites that use its ‘like’ and ‘share’ buttons. Photograph: Jann Höfer/New York Times

Germany’s top antitrust enforcer, Andreas Mundt, recently asked a room full of lawyers, academics and regulators to imagine a wall filled with their p(...)

Oi! Parents! Put down the phones. Photograph: iStock

Give Up Yer Aul Screens is a summer series where Irish Times writers share their experiences of the challenge of reducing screentime. You can get invo(...)

Unlike platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, WhatsApp seems to serve the purpose of upholding existing bonds with family and friends. Photograph: Dado Ruvic

Scientists say WhatsApp can be good for your health. UK researchers gathered data from 200 users about how they use the messaging app and found that d(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner has 20 investigations open into multinational technology companies whose European headquarters in Ireland put them under its watch.

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), has opened a third privacy investigation into iPhone maker Apple over the last few weeks, a spokesman for the (...)

Congolese victims of ethnic violence rest inside a ward at the general hospital in Bunia, Ituri province, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Olivia Acland/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, after violence broke out between the Hema and Le(...)

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