Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

After years of criticism, Facebook said on Tuesday that it would stop allowing advertisers in key categories to show their message only to people of a(...)

Donald Trump signs a veto of the measure to end his emergency declaration to get funds for a border wall, with sheriffs and attorney general William Barr (centre) and department of homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (right of Barr) in the White House. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his administration, blocking a measure that opposed his use of a national emergency to circumve(...)

National security adviser John Bolton denounced the legitimacy of The Hague-based court at a speech to the Federalist Society on Monday. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Tuesday it would “continue to do its work undeterred” a day after US national security adviser John Bol(...)

Children carry signs during a march in Washington to mark the court-ordered deadline for the Trump Administration to reunify thousands of families separated at the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters.

About 1,400 of some 2,500 children separated from their parents at the US-Mexican border have been reunited with their families, the US government ha(...)

The tech conference circuit has suffered from a dearth of women speakers for years, and, as numerous scandals have shown recently, the industry hasn’t exactly proved itself to be women-friendly, either.

The annual RSA security conference, taking place in San Francisco this week, often captures the tech zeitgeist. Even when it doesn’t try. Take, for e(...)

At the end of March, President Donald Trump signed into law the Cloud Act, which removed the ambiguity over whether a US court could demand data held extraterritorially. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The Microsoft Dublin email case has ended with a whimper rather than a bang. The case, which concerns whether the United States government may use a (...)

US president Donald Trump arrives for the Easter service at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida:  tweeted Mexico was doing “very little, if not NOTHING” to stop people crossing the southern border. Photograph: Yuri Gripas

US president Donald Trump said on Sunday that there would be no deal on legalising the status on young adult immigrants known as Dreamers, declaring o(...)

Gina Haspel also drafted a cable ordering the destruction of CIA interrogation videos in 2005. Photograph: Central Intelligence Agency/Handout/AFP

Donald Trump’s pick for head of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gina Haspel, reportedly oversaw a black site prison in Thailand where terrorism suspe(...)

Net neutrality advocates rally in front of the Federal Communications Commission  ahead of Thursday’s vote. Photograph: Reuters

The Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission in the United States has followed through on its pledge to scrap net neutrality rules adopt(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to members of the media at  the White House in Washington, DC.  File photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

It’s almost a year since the world felt a little colder, a little less caring and a little less recognisable. For some the election of Donald Trump as(...)

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