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Tim Berners-Lee attends an event celebrating the 30th birthday of the web, at the Science Museum  in London, England. Photograph: Eamonn M McCormack/Getty Images

Last week the web turned 30. In 1989 Tim Berners-Lee’s then CERN boss Mike Sendall took a look at his proposal for a linked information management sy(...)

‘Treat technology as a citizen and not just as a consumer’ says Jamie Susskind.

I have always been excited by Arthur C Clarke’s vision of the future. In his prescient 1962 book Profiles of the Future Clarke predicted that by 2040 (...)

Stan & Ollie follows the comedians’ final years. How closely does it match the reality?

Young people using Yubo – a social network dubbed “Tinder for teens” – may be jeopardising their privacy and leaving themselves at risk , according to(...)

In the pipeline: Volvo’s 360c “bed on wheels”  is still a concept at this point

It’s not all robot delivery dogs, self-driving cars that let you snooze, or digital assistants that can tell you need to talk about your day. Although(...)

A study carried out by Italian researchers found that participants were willing to sell data for a median minimum price of €2

It has been a watershed year for internet users: the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal highlighted the extent to which tech giants are harvesti(...)

Deirdre Somers, the Irish Stock Exchange’s recently-departed chief executive, had a €5.75 million pay day last year, driven by a cash windfall and bonuses tied to the group’s sale to Euronext

Deirdre Somers, the Irish Stock Exchange’s recently-departed chief executive, had a ¤5.75 million pay day last year, driven by a cash windfall and bon(...)

Kim Kardashian. A US non-profit organisation found that more than 200 Kardashian/Jenner social media posts “failed to clearly and conspicuously disclose material connections to brands or the fact that the posts were paid ads”. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

The Kardashian/Jenner sisters are undisputed social media royalty. Between the five sisters they have a combined following of 470.3 million on Instagr(...)

Almost 13 years after Séamus Brennan raised the prospect of introducing mandatory pensions, the Government is seemingly getting around to it

Almost 13 years after Séamus Brennan raised the prospect of introducing mandatory pensions, the Government is seemingly getting around to it. More tha(...)

Researchers discovered a link between low self-control and smartphone use. Photograph:  Getty Images

Do you compulsively check your smartphone even in situations where your attention should be elsewhere, eg during meetings or (illegally) while driving(...)

AI start-up Aylien found that the vast majority of CNN’s content about US president Donald Trump was neutral, “but that journalists also take non-neutral stances toward the president”.

Remember that video US president Donald Trump tweeted in which he wrestled someone to the ground and started punching them? It was genuine footage of (...)

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