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Email accounts, social media, banking, shopping: we use so many online services it is hard to keep track of where our data is held.

Email accounts, social media, banking, shopping: we use so many online services it is hard to keep track of where our data is held. But all that dat(...)

Various EU member states have  indicated they might come up with domestic passports of some sort. Photograph: iStock

With the numbers of adults that have been vaccinated against Covid-19 rising, the idea of a vaccine “passport” or secure vaccination certificate to ve(...)

Wenzi Wang, of Brandon Square, Waterville, Blanchardstown, Dublin. File photograph: Collins Courts

A Chinese national who lived under a false name for eight years after buying another person’s birth certificate was “a model citizen in all but name”,(...)

Depop is ‘a little bit eBay and a little bit Instagram’. Photograph: Getty Images

A few weeks ago, I was mindlessly flicking through Instagram when I spotted an influencer wearing a fabulous white dress with a voluminous collar and (...)

Tines co-founders Eoin Hinchy and Thomas Kinsella

Irish cybersecurity automation start-up Tines has raised $26 million (€21.9 million) giving it a market valuation of $300 million. Addition, an inves(...)

Is change coming? Union supporters distribute information before sunrise outside the Amazon.com BHM1 fulfilment centre in Bessemer, Alabama, on Monday. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon / AFP

Image of the week: Unionising Amazon In Bessemer, Alabama, workers at Amazon. com’s BHM1 fulfilment centre have been voting this week on whether to c(...)

Liz Maguire: ‘My house is still full of glitter from all the Christmas cards.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Penpals is a word that suggests a specific era in time; decades back in time, when people wrote with pens and posted actual letters. A time before ema(...)

Patrick Collison, left, chief executive and co-founder of Stripe, smiles as his brother John, president and co-founder of the Silicon Valley-based payments group, speaks during a Bloomberg interview. The company they founded is now valued at $95 billion.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In 2010, two young Irish brothers pitched to Peter Thiel, an early Facebook backer and one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent venture capitalists, on (...)

Wall Street’s main indices rose on Thursday as investors looked to corporate earnings and signs of progress on a pandemic-relief package after data suggested the US labour market was stabilising.

European shares extended their rally to a fourth straight day on Thursday, as investors hoped for a swifter global economic recovery, while Unilever’s(...)

Customers are facing extra taxes and charges, and delays to deliveries due to Brexit, despite some buying from Irish domain names. Photograph: iStock

“Sorry, we are unable to ship to Ireland now that we have left the EU. Once Ireland also leaves, we will be able to supply again,” read the note from (...)

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