Monday motivation: Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost (centre) removes his face mask to talk to the media as he arrives for Brexit talks in Brussels. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

Image of the week: Frosty the Brexit man Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Frost – known in Downing Street as “Frosty” – had a busy week in Bru(...)

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey testifies remotely during a Senate commerce, science and transportation committee hearing with big tech companies. Photograph:  Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images

The leaders of big US technology companies came to testify about legislation that shaped the modern internet. They ended up being accused by senators(...)

US president Donald Trump and Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House last month. If confirmed, Ms Barrett will be the third supreme court justice nominated by Mr Trump. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The Senate judiciary committee will vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the supreme court next Thursday, paving the way for her almost certain a(...)

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

“If I do not sound like a typical Washington politician, it’s because I’m NOT a politician.” Sound familiar? Yes, because this was Donald Trump last n(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the US supreme court, after the public announcement of her nomination in the Rose Garden of the White House on September 26th. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

The confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US supreme court quietly but hastily got under way in the Senate on Monday as more than a dozen sen(...)

 Microsoft is exploring an acquisition of TikTok’s operations in the United States. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure / AFP via Getty Images

Microsoft is exploring an acquisition of TikTok’s operations in the United States, according to a people familiar with the matter. A deal would give t(...)

President and CEO of Boeing Dennis Muilenburg testifies during a House committee hearing on the Boeing 737 Max, at Capitol Hill, US. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg was grilled by a US congressional committee on Tuesday about the company’s safety culture in light of two cra(...)

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are facing a wide-ranging investigation in the US. Photograph: Reuters

The US government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on (...)

Helen Dixon: the Irish Data Protection Commissioner was given something of an easy time from senators. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was a busy day in the US Senate on Wednesday. By 9am a steady stream of officials and journalists queued outside the senate complex. The star attra(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: her office has opened more than 50 investigations spanning domestic companies, public sector bodies and the US tech giants. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner has opened investigations into 17 multinational technology companies headquartered in Ireland, ei(...)

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