In Singapore, about one million people (about 20 per cent of the population) had downloaded the app by the end of April. Photograph: Catherine Lai/AFP via Getty Images

Researchers from an expert advisory group formed by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have been drafted in to conduct an independent assessment of the (...)

There are more than 200 scientists and technologists collaborating on PEPP-PT. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

Ireland’s fight against the spread of Covid-19 is stepping up a gear, and it seems that technology will play its part. At the end of March, the HSE s(...)

GDPR sets strict limits on the processing of personal data, making it difficult, for example, to use smartphone location data to fight Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

The majority of Irish people would be willing to share personal data and medical records to help fight a pandemic, a new survey has found. The resea(...)

World wide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee also co-founded the Web Foundation

Earlier this year the world wide web – invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee – celebrated its 30th anniversary. This month the Web Foundation – also co-foun(...)

Irish users of social media platforms are already being targeted with ads online. Some ads are clearly attributed to registered campaigns, but many are devoid of information about who is behind them. Photograph: PA

Ads on social media are an effective way for companies to find customers. Platforms know each user’s age, location, gender, interests, family status a(...)