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Some companies, such as Facebook say they will offer users internationally the same privacy controls they will give to EU citizens under GDPR. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

When it comes to laws that directly impact how citizens engage with technology – and vice versa – California regularly sets national, even internation(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel (R) at the beginning of a coalition summit at the Chancellery in Berlin.

European shares gained on Tuesday after German chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives settled a row over migration and eased some anxieties of inves(...)

On the “dark web”, user credentials are traded by the million; your personal information might be worth only a few pennies at best. Photograph: Photothek via Getty Images

In February 2012 there was a metaphorical explosion in online privacy. A Singapore-based blogger discovered that social-networking app Path had a dram(...)

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer. Photograph: Bloomberg

Facebook has developed a “much sharper and more pessimistic view” of all the bad things that can happen on the social network since the Cambridge Anal(...)

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg “is still only a kid”, says Alan Rusbridger. “How could he possibly understand what it is that he’s launched?” Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Governments should avoid heavy-handed regulation of Facebook, Google and other social-media giants as a response to recent scandals about how their pl(...)

'Another porker': The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their new son. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters

Don’t get me wrong. I am not much interested in the new royal baby either. Even if the British monarchy did still lead armies against the French, hide(...)

“In terms of the increase of fast-food outlets, Ireland came second to the United States in a list of 26 developed countries.”  Photograph: Getty images

The State is failing to protect Irish children’s health by leaving them open to “manipulation” by online advertising from junk food and fizzy drink ma(...)

Facebook said it would continue requiring people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service, a stance that may help keep its business (...)

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive after testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington last week. A US federal judge has ruled the firm must face a class action lawsuit over facial recognition use

A US federal judge has ruled that Facebook must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition proc(...)

Facebook executives will apologise at an Oireachtas Committee  for  the transfer of  data  to third parties which was used for campaigning purposes. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Facebook executives will apologise today at an Oireachtas Committee for a “huge violation of trust” that occurred when users data was transferred to t(...)

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