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Mark Zuckerberg: Congress had a mixed bag of concerns for Facebook’s head this week, including points about the company’s privacy and data-collection policies. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

When it comes to regulating Facebook, US lawmakers are in over their head. But does that matter? This week’s marathon testimony by Mark Zuckerberg, t(...)

US president Trump withdrew from the trans pacific partnership last year. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump said the United States would only join the Trans Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade pact his administration walked a(...)

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg addresses US senators in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Hours of US congressional testimony by Facebook founder, chief executive and chairman Mark Zuckerberg this week gave little satisfaction that anything(...)

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg  took personal responsibility Tuesday for the leak of data on tens of millions of its users, while warning of an ‘arms race’ against Russian disinformation during a high stakes face-to-face with US lawmakers. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

In Walt Disney’s Fantasia, the apprentice Mickey Mouse bashfully hands back the sorcerer’s hat after failing to stop a troupe of magic broomsticks fro(...)

Former GAA presidents  Seán McCague and Joe Mc Donagh.  Photograph: David Sleator

The various commemorations and reflections on the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement are a reminder that it also had an impact on the GAA at th(...)

Outside the Capitol in Washington, DC, protest group Avaaz set up 100 cutouts of Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg with the words “Fix Facebook” on them. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Facebook shares made their biggest one-day gain in almost two years as chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appeared before two US senate committees in the(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has fended off questions from US senators on how the world’s largest social network might be regulated more c(...)

President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House on April 9th. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The US is heading for trillion-dollar annual budget deficits from 2020 as Republican-led tax cuts and higher public spending strain the nation’s finan(...)

People taking part in a  protest organised by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Figures showing that almost 10,000 people were homeless across the State at the end of February are a “shame and a blight on our society”, a housing r(...)

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

Shares of Facebook rose as much as 4.2 per cent on Thursday after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said the social network had not seen any meaningful (...)

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