John McGuirk, communications director of the Save the 8th campaign. Photograph: Nic Bradshaw.

“We are here in Dublin with ProtectThe8th this morning. Pray for us! #warroomsessions”, said the Facebook posting by Fuzati, conveying something of a (...)

Facebook has tremendous scale: with more than 2.2 billion users logging on every month, 200 million of whom have their relationship status set to ‘single’.  Photograph: iStock

Facebook has the largest network of singles in the world, a mission to bring people closer together and detailed data that research has shown knows yo(...)

The impact of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation on Facebook’s business is likely to be a key focus. Photograph: AP

In a maelstrom of controversy over election meddling, inappropriate content and privacy violations, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says he i(...)

Alphabet’s worldwide ad sales increased to $31.1bn, above the average analysts’ estimate of $30.3bn. Photograph: Getty Images

Google owner Alphabet reported first-quarter sales and profit on Monday that topped financial analysts’ estimates as it achieved better pricing on ads(...)

European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans:  “There should be no punishment for doing the right thing.” Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Legal protection for whistleblowers in the state and private sectors akin to Irish legislation is to be extended throughout the EU, the European Commi(...)

Apple’s shares fell 3 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Tech stocks faced a widespread sell-off on Friday after an update from one of Apple’s biggest suppliers, Taiwan Semiconductor, raised expectations of (...)

Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister for Communications Denis Naughten told the Dáil on Wednesday evening that he “acted to the letter of the law” in relation to a proposed t(...)

Mark Zuckerberg: Congress had a mixed bag of concerns for Facebook’s head this week, including points about the company’s privacy and data-collection policies. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

When it comes to regulating Facebook, US lawmakers are in over their head. But does that matter? This week’s marathon testimony by Mark Zuckerberg, t(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, testifies at a joint Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Perhaps it should have been expected with a hearing involving Facebook that not everything would be as it seemed. As Mark Zuckerberg began his marath(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Mark Zuckerberg endured tough questioning from lawmakers in his second appearance on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as Facebook was hammered for taking a c(...)

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