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A laptop computer screen displaying the Netflix homepage. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed, effecti(...)

Mobile phones display the home pages of, Vkontakte social network, and Yandex, which have been blocked in Ukraine. Photograph:  Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine is facing widespread criticism for deciding to block access to popular Russian social networks that Kiev sees as a source of Kremlin propagand(...)

Denis O’Brien or his companies became entangled in an array of legal actions and controversies in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The past year was, without doubt, the most eventful yet in the entrepreneurial career of Denis O’Brien, who is Ireland’s richest and most successful b(...)

Rights activists have described Russia’s new internet law as an attack on free of speech that will be used to silence critical voices. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images

A new law that came into force in Russia yesterday will tighten government control of the internet, one of the few remaining media outlets where peopl(...)