UN reports proposes legal and policy framework to regulate and ensure accountability and transparency in the private surveillance  industry

UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye has called for a moratorium on the global sale of private surveillance industry(...)

The executives from NSO Group made a bold claim: using just one simple missed call on WhatsApp, it had figured out a way to ‘drop its payload’, a piece of software called Pegasus that can penetrate the darkest secrets of any iPhone. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA

As Apple rolled out an advertising campaign last month touting the impenetrability of the iPhone - “Privacy. That’s iPhone”, the commercials promised (...)

Quantum machines, which tap into the weirdness of quantum mechanics – a branch of physics that deals with the behaviour of sub-atomic particles – are a long-held dream in the tech world. Illustration: Maciej Frolow/Getty Images

As a keen player of the board game Go, Mark Griswold was enthralled by the 2016 contest between the world’s top player and a computer – a milestone in(...)

 Samson ‘Sam’ Mann (56) will be ordained a Spiritan priest – the first ordination for the Irish province of the Spiritans in 17 years, on Sunday, July 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In Westport, Co Mayo last Monday the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary ordained Fr John Regan, a member of the Pallottine congregation. “John assumes t(...)

“In the past year or so we’ve seen the legal market’s understanding of the strengths as well as limitations of AI mature in a very constructive way.”

Did you hear the one about the affordable yet efficient human lawyer and its robot counterpart? One is complete myth and will never happen while the o(...)

US president Donald Trump meeting with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau during the G7 summit  in Charlevoix, Canada on Friday. Photograph:  Evan Vucci/AP

Canadians have had enough. It takes a lot to rile people in this decidedly courteous nation. But after President Donald Trump’s parting shots against (...)

 Constantly tapping those apps is not just taking you away from your loved ones, this habitual checking of updates, swiping between apps and scrolling through feeds is doing something to our brains

“About 2½ years ago I had a baby, and one moment that sticks out in my mind was sitting with her late at night. I had this out-of-body experience wher(...)

Fiona Hobler at Syrian restaurant Soufis in Toronto

Fiona Hobler is from Galway but has lived in Germany and England, and has been in Canada for the past five years. She is studying for a PhD in sp(...)

Amazon has said it will announce a decision on its new campus next year. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Amazon. com is receiving offers of billions of dollars in tax breaks and other subsidies from cities and states across North America that are particip(...)

The Cullen children, Joshua, Kayleigh, Leon, Amelia and Cara, who range in age from 16 to five: Their mother, Jessica Cullen, believes 10 is the best age for a child to have a phone

These days everyone has a smartphone and many are addicted to it – checking for updates, surfing the net and sending messages (mostly inane) have beco(...)

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