Canadian whistleblower Christopher Wylie speaks on the centre stage of the annual Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Tech companies are colonising society and Facebook in particular is our generation’s East India Company, one of the world’s best known whistleblowers (...)

There is certainly plenty for attendees at Web Summit to savour with 23 conferences taking place across nine main stages

With the fuss over its future now settled, Web Summit returns to Lisbon again next week bringing along more than 70,000 attendees from 170 countries t(...)

Under the deal, Ryanair received between 2009 and 2017 training aid and funding for a crew and pilot school and for a maintenance hall, the Commission said

The European Commission said on Friday it had opened an in-depth investigation into marketing and financial deals between low cost carrier Ryanair and(...)

McDonald’s does not have to pay any additional tax in the EU as a result of the European Commission investigation. Photograph: Reuters

The European Commission has decided that arrangement between McDonald’s and Luxembourg, which allowed the fast food group to pay almost no tax on its (...)

The Commission said its investigation focused on information indicating the that the “circle of five” - BMW, Daimler and VW Group’s Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche - met to discuss technologies to limit harmful exhaust emissions

The European Commission opened a formal investigation on Tuesday into whether German carmakers BMW, Daimler and VW Group had colluded to avoid competi(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: The carve-up of key European jobs has begun as incumbent terms run out. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It’s a bit like a big children’s game of political musical chairs, played over a year in multiple dimensions, according to unstated but almost self-co(...)

Apple and the Government are both fighting the European Commission ruling at court. Photograph: Reuters

Apple must still pay €5 billion to comply with the European Commission’s order on back taxes to the Republic, nearly two years after the company’s Iri(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg,  the company’s partnerships and  marketing vice president Dan Rose  and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg: Channel 4’s “Dispatches” report  helped  explain why so much appalling content  is still featured and shared on the  site. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

It hasn’t been a good week for the overlords of the internet. On Tuesday, Facebook was exposed by the Channel 4 Dispatches programme for flouting its(...)

 EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, from Denmark, speaks at a news conference on the concurrence case with Google Android at the European commission in Brussels.

Google has just received a record fine from the European Commission and been ordered to change the way in which it puts search and other apps on Andro(...)

31/01/2017 - FINANCE- Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, at the European Commission Representation to Ireland, Lower Mount Street,  Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Nama does not charge interest at less than market rates when it lends developers money to build homes, according to the EU competition commissioner, M(...)

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