Makeshift memorial for the victims of the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas: law enforcement doesn’t necessarily wish to have platforms or social media sites excluding all offensive content or users. Photograph: Larry W Smith

US authorities announced that the suspect in last weekend’s mass shooting in El Paso was believed to have posted a white supremacist diatribe to 8chan(...)

In the early days of the commercial internet, back in the mid 1990s, one of the things that technology platform companies lobbied hard for was the not(...)

Hackers used common devices like webcams and digital recorders to cut access to some of the world’s best-known websites on Friday. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world’s bes(...)

At the Ad Tech talk on “Compelling the Click” were from left; Andrez Tori, Chris Cunningham, Mic Wright, Hussein Fazal and Adam Singolda. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There is no privacy in cyberspace. That’s the message from Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive of global IT security company Kaspersky Lab, at the Dubli(...)

 Communications House in London, a building listed as containing an office of the Spamhaus Project Ltd. One of the largest ever cyber attacks is slowing global internet services after an organisation blocking “spam” content became a target, with some experts saying the disruption could get worse. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Internet connectivity around the world has slowed, in some cases dramatically, in what experts have described as the biggest internet attack ye(...)