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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg indicated the company would, over time, offer a more secure and private offering, where people could communicate using privacy-protecting encryption, and decide how long some messages or photos remain visible. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that the company would build a more “privacy-focused platform”. But his overstated and und(...)

Facebook’s former chief product officer Chris Cox. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

Facebook’s chief product officer and one of its earliest employees, Chris Cox, said on Thursday he is leaving the company just days after chief execut(...)

The statement appears to rule out the involvement of third parties as well as a potential hack. Photograph: PA Wire

Facebook said on Thursday that all of its services had returned following the longest mass outage in the history of the social network, and blamed a “(...)

Facebook: down for several hours around the world. Photograph: Dado Ruvic

Instagram is back up after suffering a partial outage for over several hours, the photo-sharing social network platform said in a tweet, but its paren(...)

Dinner with My Ex: there is something about witnessing these sweaty-palmed exes that makes the show instantly more relatable and easily familiar

First Dates may be the pinnacle of reality TV dating shows but lately, as the series has worn on, the distinct, unpleasant tang of fakery is evident. (...)

Conor Walsh’s posthumous album The Lucid will be released on March 15th. Photograph: Mark McGuinness

On a Friday evening, three years ago this month, Fiona Walsh was relaxing with friends at a dinner party in Dún Laoghaire. She was a final year UCD me(...)

I first heard about Momo in my local parents’ WhatsApp group. Someone had screenshotted a Facebook post about a creepy puppet that supposedly appeared(...)

Keywords Studios chief executive Andrew Day said GetSocial would  bring to Keywords “a leading-edge capability built around the social interactions of players in games”.

Irish-headquartered video gaming group Keywords Studios has acquired Dutch company GetSocial for an undisclosed sum. GetSocial is a cloud-based softw(...)

Decision by Bundeskartellamt pairs privacy and antitrust legislation. If upheld, it will be far-reaching. Photograph: Epa/Sascha Steinbach

A ruling last week in Germany has the potential to change the parameters of surveillance capitalism by forcing Facebook and many other companies to li(...)

Gary Conway was diagnosed with phenylketonuria  soon after birth and he has had to follow a restricted diet ever since.   “It’s important to be positive and follow the diet correctly,” he advises. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Most parents try to ensure that their children get enough good quality protein in their diets, but the opposite is required for anyone with the rare g(...)

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