This year’s elections have led to a three-way split in the European Parliament, with none of the “spitzenkandidat” able to achieve a parliamentary majority. File photograph: Getty

Top jobs – the rules and the traditions Every five years, at the beginning of a new term of the European Parliament, the European Council, which is m(...)

Well-known companies including AB InBev, Accenture, BBVA, Barclays, IBM, Deutsche Telecom, SAP, Repsol and Telefonica, are among the signatories pledging to support blockchain technology

More than 100 organisations have come together to promote a global framework for the development of blockchain in a move seen as a turning point in ga(...)

 Vodafone chief Nick Read (right) and Director General of GSMA Mats Granryd take part in a conference on the opening day of the Mobile World Congress   in Barcelona. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

It can be easy to get caught up in the madness of Mobile World Congress (MWC) and its promise of a beautiful tomorrow. If you want to see what the fu(...)

Facebook, Google and other tech companies have agreed a code of conduct to do more to tackle the spread of fake news. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook, Google and other tech companies have agreed a code of conduct to do more to tackle the spread of fake news, due to concerns it can influence(...)

Loss of its base has transformed the war fought by Islamic State. Their overall narrative has collapsed and no longer appeals. Photograph: Reuters

Technology giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter will have just one hour to take down terrorist propaganda from the internet or face substantial(...)

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Tech giants including Google, Apple and Amazon will for the first time face rules governing their commercial relations with smaller businesses under a(...)

The networks will not only be free for users but, under the rules of the scheme, must also be free of advertising and free of personal data harvesting. Photograph: iStock

A new initiative from the European Commission could see free wifi hotspots developed in libraries, museums, public parks and squares, providing vouch(...)

Dutch professor Madeleine de Cock Buning welcomed the extent to which the giant social media companies such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter engaged with and supported the work. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Social media organisations like Facebook and Google should engage with a new system of international self-regulation to fight the proliferation of fak(...)