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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

If any company can take a cryptocurrency mainstream, it is Facebook. More than 2 billion people log into its family of apps and increasingly they wa(...)

Mom is right when she says to eat your peas. In one of the largest surveys of data on global dietary habits and longevity, researchers found that con(...)

 Potential unicorns such as Checkr and Earnin are building businesses off the last generation of unicorns by offering services to them. Photograph: Getty Images

Technology startups worth $1 billion, once as rare as unicorns, are now plentiful enough and old enough that there is a new generation behind them – o(...)

Immatics Biotechnologies chairman Peter Chambre and Alkermes director Shane Cooke are to join the board of UDG Healthcare as non-executive directors. Photograph: David Sleator

Healthcare services provider UDG Healthcare has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board. Immatics Biotechnologies chairman Peter Chamb(...)

Elizabeth Warren  after announcing she has formed an exploratory committee to run for president in 2020, outside her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Monday. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

US senator Elizabeth Warren, a sharp critic of big banks and unregulated capitalism, entered the 2020 race for president on Monday, becoming the first(...)

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg admits its users have been victims in the Cambridge Analytica controversy. Photograph: Tom Brenner/ The New York Times
This year they said . . .

“They did not want their information to be sold to Cambridge Analytica by a developer . . . That happened, and it happened on our watch.” Facebook bos(...)

Aryzta had an unremitting bad year and was the  standout corporate loser of 2018. Photograph: Reuters

It was another year of mixed fortunes in corporate Ireland. The economy continues to be the fastest growing in Europe while the live register fell to (...)

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(...)

A study carried out by Italian researchers found that participants were willing to sell data for a median minimum price of €2

It has been a watershed year for internet users: the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal highlighted the extent to which tech giants are harvesti(...)

Facebook’s share price sank to a 19-month low last week as Wall Street digested a New York Times article that detailed the ways the social media giant used “delay, deny and deflect” tactics in response to scandals. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Does anyone like Facebook right now? The social media giant has had an excruciating 2018, much of which it has spent being excoriated by civil rights (...)

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