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For years, despite their growing power, tech platforms rarely garnered much scrutiny, and they were often loath to accept how much their systems affected the real world.

This was a terrible year for the tech industry. That’s an odd thing to say at a time of record growth and profits. In 2017, large American tech compa(...)

Revenue is reportedly asking Irish banks to voluntarily disclose details about offshore clients

The Sunday Times Revenue has been in touch with Irish banks embroiled in the Paradise Papers controversy asking that they voluntarily disclose inform(...)

Facebook’s head office  in Dublin: Average headcount for the company rose by 27 per cent from 583 in 2015 to 739 last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Revenues channelled by Facebook through its Irish subsidiary rose by 59 per cent last year from €7.9 billion to €12.6 billion, newly filed accounts sh(...)

 Lu Wei, China’s former chief internet censor, who  is being investigated for corruption. Photograph: Larry Leung/EPA

China’s former chief internet censor Lu Wei is being investigated for graft, the Communist Party said, becoming the latest high-profile victim of the (...)

Instagram influencer  Taylor (Elizabeth Olsen) and her unhinged stalker Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) in ‘Ingrid Goes West’:   social media misquotations and mistranslations  pepper the movie

In television-land, the “sadcom” likely peaked sometime between Phoebe Waller-Bridge sobbing through the denouement of Fleabag and Sarah Lynn’s visit (...)

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager delivers a speech during the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph:  Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Margrethe Vestager has announced she is taking another look at Apple’s tax affairs after hitting out at technology companies for undermining democracy(...)

Attendees at the Web Summit in Lisbon.

Asana, the productivity management application established by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, sees a bright future for its Irish operations as i(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters in California last week. Photograph: Facebook

What would make you boycott a company? Poor work practices being exposed? Criminality? Nefarious activity? General ethical concerns? The United States(...)

The San Francisco Bay area is suffering from an acute housing crisis, in part a side effect of the booming tech industry. Photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

Silicon Valley comes into view. Nestled behind the Santa Cruz Mountains that separate the peninsula from the Pacific ocean, the towns of Palo Alto, Mo(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at their meeting in Silicon Valley

The Taoiseach’s networking in Silicon Valley seems to be paying dividends: Facebook has confirmed it plans to create hundreds of new jobs in Ireland n(...)

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