John Naughton

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John Naughton: “We are the enthusiastic hosts of a number of giant corporations, at least two of which are likely to turn out to be very bad eggs.”

The State is in for “a day of reckoning” over its decision to continually bend over backwards to accommodate technology giants, a leading tech comment(...)

Martin Luther: October 31st was the 500th anniversary of the day Luther hammered his revolutionary theses on to a Wittenberg church door. Photograph: Hendrik Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

Columnist and academic John Naughton could hardly have chosen a better day on which to do a contemporary take on Martin Luther and post 95 theses(...)

Big data: why are projects involving sensitive data so poorly thought through?

Along with financial records and accounts, personal health and medical information comprise the most sensitive, exploitable data associated with an in(...)

The money was spent  within three weeks on drugs, socialising with friends, gambling, a new bed and a PlayStation

A teenager who had “an incredible temptation presented to him” two days after his 19th birthday when his former employer mistakenly lodged almost €20(...)

The Irish Kidney Association says the post-transplant clinic at Beaumont Hospital has ceased following the retirement of David Hickey, the country’s only pancreatic transplant surgeon. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Scores of transplant patients have been told they must go to overcrowded emergency departments for care following the closure of a specialised outpati(...)

An Uber car in New York: an article in Business Insider advised giving an extra cash tip  if you want a five-star rating. Photograph: Sam Hodgson /The New York Times

On a reporting expedition to Los Angeles recently, I realised I could stop renting cars. I would never again have to brave the LA freeway behind the w(...)