Prof Jeffrey Ullman: “It’s not really a new phenomenon that people try to influence other people, and do that often by trying to know about them. It’s just become easier to do what people have been trying to do all along.”

Our relatively recent and rapid transformation into a data-driven, data-devouring society comes as no big surprise to Jeffrey Ullman, a pioneering fig(...)

University of North Carolina police surround the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed Silent Sam. Photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters.

Protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier on the campus of University of North Carolina on Monday, the latest move to dismantle American Ci(...)

Electric Picnic: The Prodigy will play this year’s festival. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Prodigy have been added as headliners to the final Electric Picnic line-up which has just been announced. The English electronic dance band, who(...)

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(...)

  Pablo Santos, an event promoter for Wigwam bar, Dublin, is expecting a large number of Brazil fans for the side’s World Cup opener against Switzerland on Sunday

If you walk past Dublin’s Wigwam bar on Sunday afternoon you will hear a strange blend of electronic samba and the battle cries of Brazilians psyching(...)

Paul Manafort has been indicted in federal courts in Virginia and Washington DC with  allegations ranging from money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent, to bank and tax fraud. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who has been indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller, attempted to tamper wit(...)

Lionel Shriver. 'She wears her Ray-Bans throughout the interview, peering over the top when she’s particularly interested in my questions.' Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty

There exists online a newspaper photograph of the American novelist Lionel Shriver and her husband, the jazz drummer Jeff Williams, sitting behind a c(...)

Signage is to be changed at a junction following crashes in which the drivers were using sat nav.

An American tourist injured in a crash on the main Cork - Mallow road when turning off for Blarney at a junction where two other American tourists los(...)

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them.

Gardaí believe an American couple who were seriously injured in a three car crash in Co Cork may have been following sat nav directions when they veer(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

There was an almost fourfold increase in cases of “extreme exploitation’’ of migrant workers in Ireland last year, a Dublin conference was told on Wed(...)

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