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Web Summit, the global technology conference co-founded by Irish businessman Paddy Cosgrave, kicks off in Lisbon later today

The DAA made an offer to purchase a site where a contentious plan for a third Dublin airport terminal is being advanced, and told its owners that fail(...)

The organisers of the four-day event, which is being held in the Portuguese capital for the fourth year since it left Ireland, say almost 70,500 delegates are expected this week at the Altice Arena and FIL

Web Summit, the global technology conference co-founded by Irish businessman Paddy Cosgrave, will kick off in Lisbon later on Monday evening. The org(...)

Edward Snowden: ‘Whenever the phone is turned on there’s a record of your presence at that place that is being made and created by companies.’ Photograph: Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras/File/AP Photo

Comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan is for his mix of libertarian and conservative views combined with enthusiasm for subjects like UFOs and Bigfoot. He’(...)

Paddy Cosgrave liked big tech’s impact on society to the societal change brought by the invention of cars.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Paddy Cosgrave, the founder of Web Summit, which kicks off in Lisbon in 10 days, has suggested that a State “censoring agency” for social media could (...)

He Xiangdong, China’s ambassador to Ireland, and Irish Times journalist Colm Keena at the ambassador’s residence in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“Personally,” says the Chinese ambassador to Ireland, He Xiangdong, “I do not accept the word ‘camps’, because it will remind people of the camps at t(...)

Amazon said it only used ‘an extremely small sample’ of Alexa voice recordings to improve the customer experience. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP via Getty Images

How much do you trust big tech companies? If the answer is “very little”, there are few who could argue with that assessment. There’s an old saying t(...)

 US resident Donald Trump: accused of using ‘vindictive language’. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s smearing of a whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment storm could discourage the disclosure of serious wrongdoing in future, top (...)

 Permanent Record is the new book written by former Central Intelligence Agency employee and National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Photograph Tannen Maury/EPA

The US filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who in 2013 leaked secret documents about US telephone and internet su(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro: “A scoundrel, to avoid a problem like this, he marries another scoundrel and adopts children in Brazil.” Photograph: Evaristo Sa

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, has threatened a US journalist with jail for publishing damaging leaks about the country’s historic Car Wash anti-(...)

Counsel for Facebook, the US federal government and tech industry groups warned the court that invalidating the main legal instrument used for Facebook’s EU-US data transmissions would have huge knock-on effects for European businesses and citizens.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has asked Europe’s highest court to invalidate Facebook’s main transatlantic data transmission channel, c(...)

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