Google chief executive Sundar Pichai at St Patrick’s Girls National School, Cambridge Road, Ringsend, Dublin, recently. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai was in Dublin last week to announce a significant €1 million grant to children’s charity Barnardos, which will be(...)

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is supporting internet safety programmes for children even as his group is fined over alleged child data privacy breaches. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty

Knowing how to stay safe on the internet is a priority for everyone. That is even more the case for children, digital natives who run the risk of taki(...)

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager: her re-appointment this week will rattle Silicon Valley. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

What a week. The US hasn’t seen this much tech industry antitrust activity since Microsoft faced off against the US Department of Justice two decades (...)

A team of US investigators has begun interviewing small businesses that sell products on Amazon. com to determine whether the e-commerce giant is usin(...)

Facebook. File photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty

Senior officials from across the US are due to launch antitrust investigations into both Facebook and Google, as the political pressure increases on l(...)

The US needs to catch up with Europe on data protection in order to protect its democracy, a data activist who took Cambridge Analytica to court has said. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Having “muscular” data protection regulation matters to democracy, a data activist, who took Cambridge Analytica (CA) to court has said. In Dublin t(...)

 Amazon’s ‘fulfilment centre’ warehouse in Peterborough, England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

There are just over 100 shopping days left until Christmas. Ireland has consistently had a high proportion of retail spend online. Last year, an Ipso(...)

Facebook confirmed it had been transcribing users’ audio and said it will no longer do so, following scrutiny into other companies Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge o(...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Google’s fast-growing tool for searching job listings has been a boon for employers and job boards starving for candidates, but several rival job-find(...)

Facebook chief executive  Mark Zuckerberg  testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in April 2018. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

As Democrats reeled from Donald Trump’s shock victory in the 2016 US presidential election, thoughts soon turned to who could take on the Republican p(...)

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