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TikTok head Alex Zhu  in New York on, November 14th, 2019. ‘The data of TikTok is only being used by TikTok for TikTok users,’ he said. Photograph: Alexander Harris/The New York Times

Like almost everybody who runs a big tech company these days, Alex Zhu, the head of the of-the-moment video app TikTok, is worried about an image prob(...)

Fionn Ferreira (18) was named the overall winner of the 2019 Google Science Fair

An Irish student has won a global science award for his project which aims to remove microplastics from the world’s oceans. Fionn Ferreira (18) from (...)

Google’s Mountain View headquarters in California. Photograph: iStock

Google has entered into partnership with one of Australia’s biggest construction companies to deliver up to 15,000 new homes in the San Francisco Bay (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon  was in Brussels for the first board meeting of the new European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Photograph: Dave Meehan

Google has notified Ireland’s data protection commissioner that she will be responsible for overseeing its European data privacy compliance. As the E(...)

Eric Schmidt at the SALT conference in Las Vegas, US, in May. Photograph: Richard Brian/Reuters

Alphabet said on Thursday its executive chairman Eric Schmidt will step down in January, ending a 17-year-run in which he played a central role in bui(...)

The San Francisco Bay area is suffering from an acute housing crisis, in part a side effect of the booming tech industry. Photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

Silicon Valley comes into view. Nestled behind the Santa Cruz Mountains that separate the peninsula from the Pacific ocean, the towns of Palo Alto, Mo(...)

 Gardaí on Old Military Road in the Wicklow Mountains where the remains of Patricia O’Connor were found. File photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Three people arrested in connection with the killing of grandmother Patricia O’Connor were released on Sunday. A 73-year-old man was arrested in Co (...)

Gardaí searching in the Wicklow Mountains where the remains of  Patricia O’Connor were found. File photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Three more people have been arrested in connection with the killing of 61-year-old grandmother Patricia O’Connor. The scattered remains of Ms O’Conn(...)

A Google office building in Irvine, California. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the centre of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo a(...)

Artist’s impression of  KOI-961, a star system detected by the Kepler space telescope.

Nasa said its planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are probably the right size and temperature to potential(...)

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