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‘What if the biggest threats to human rights in the digital world are not despots but rather the platforms we use every day in our online lives?’ File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Even if they were to peter out tomorrow, the protests that have brought parts of Hong Kong to a standstill since late summer would still be remembered(...)

RTÉ director general Dee Forbes this week announced sweeping cuts at the broadcaster.

Cat-calls, boos and exasperated laughter dominated the reception for RTÉ director general Dee Forbes this week as she chaired a town hall style meetin(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, CEO and co-founder of Web Summit (centre right) at the  official opening ceremony of the 2019 Web Summit  in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/MIGUEL A. LOPES

There is a madness to Web Summit that is difficult to convey to the uninitiated. It’s like a cacophonous 19th century carnival, but in 21st century cl(...)

Web Summit, the global technology conference co-founded by Irish businessman Paddy Cosgrave, kicks off in Lisbon later today

The DAA made an offer to purchase a site where a contentious plan for a third Dublin airport terminal is being advanced, and told its owners that fail(...)

The organisers of the four-day event, which is being held in the Portuguese capital for the fourth year since it left Ireland, say almost 70,500 delegates are expected this week at the Altice Arena and FIL

Web Summit, the global technology conference co-founded by Irish businessman Paddy Cosgrave, will kick off in Lisbon later on Monday evening. The org(...)

Edward Snowden: ‘Whenever the phone is turned on there’s a record of your presence at that place that is being made and created by companies.’ Photograph: Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras/File/AP Photo

Comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan is for his mix of libertarian and conservative views combined with enthusiasm for subjects like UFOs and Bigfoot. He’(...)

Paddy Cosgrave liked big tech’s impact on society to the societal change brought by the invention of cars.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Paddy Cosgrave, the founder of Web Summit, which kicks off in Lisbon in 10 days, has suggested that a State “censoring agency” for social media could (...)

He Xiangdong, China’s ambassador to Ireland, and Irish Times journalist Colm Keena at the ambassador’s residence in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“Personally,” says the Chinese ambassador to Ireland, He Xiangdong, “I do not accept the word ‘camps’, because it will remind people of the camps at t(...)

Amazon said it only used ‘an extremely small sample’ of Alexa voice recordings to improve the customer experience. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP via Getty Images

How much do you trust big tech companies? If the answer is “very little”, there are few who could argue with that assessment. There’s an old saying t(...)

 US resident Donald Trump: accused of using ‘vindictive language’. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s smearing of a whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment storm could discourage the disclosure of serious wrongdoing in future, top (...)

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