‘Rerd werks’ sign in Yorkshire accent brings smiles to drivers and social media
By Alastair Reid, Press AssociationA roadworks sign in Hull written in the local Yorkshire dialect has proved a hit on social media.
By Alastair Reid, Press AssociationA roadworks sign in Hull written in the local Yorkshire dialect has proved a hit on social media.
By Alastair Reid, Press AssociationGollum actor Andy Serkis has revived his Gollum character from the Lord Of the...
By Alastair Reid, Press AssociationA giant red kangaroo dubbed the Arnold Schwarzenegger of the animal world...
Adrian WecklerGrannies have replaced teens on Facebook in Ireland, new figures show.
Daire HickeyFacebook is in crisis and Sheryl Sandberg is to blame. That is the trope being...
Emma Thomasson and Matthias Inverardi Germany's antitrust authority has launched an investigation into whether Amazon is exploiting its market dominance in its relations with third-party retailers who use its website as a marketplace.
By Edd Dracott and Emily Chudy, Press Association A seven-year-old boy who sent a birthday card to his dad “in heaven” received a touching letter from the Royal Mail to say it had been delivered safely.
Gavin McLoughlin Facebook has said it paid an effective tax rate of 15.5pc in Ireland last year.
Declan Brennan A man has avoided jail after threatening to put intimate images of his ex-partner up on Facebook if she didn't pay him €5,000.
Gavin McLoughlin Facebook has said it paid an effective tax rate of 15.5pc in Ireland last year.
By Edd Dracott and Stephen Jones, Press Association A pastor has found online fame after footage was shared of him swooping onstage to give his sermon using wires attached to the ceiling.
Elizabeth Bruenig How unsurprised I was, and yet how dispirited, to read of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg's key involvement in the social media site's latest political dust-up. Though Sandberg has denied it, the...
By Press Association reporter Love Island star Samira Mighty will host a new interactive game show on Facebook, where those taking part can win up to £10,000.
By Edd Dracott, Press Association A pottery firm from Yorkshire has gone viral after one of its potters made a Brexit-themed mug – complete with holes in its sides.
Ronald Quinlan While much of the attention surrounding Facebook's decision to relocate its European headquarters to a new campus on the site of the AIB Bank Centre in Ballsbridge has centred on the thousands...
Louise Kelly Five small businesses are joining forces at a two-day event to encourage consumers to buy local, and Irish, this Black Friday.
Hellen Toby and Nita Bhalla The auction of a South Sudanese girl for marriage on Facebook could spur other families to use social media to demand bigger dowries for their daughters, activists have claimed.
By Craig Simpson, Press Association Channel 4 will provide news content to Facebook to increase the reach of “high-quality” and credible journalism.
Adrian Weckler Imagine Google and Facebook employing 20,000 people in Dublin. What sort of power would that bring? What effect would it have on the city, its economy, its infrastructure, its culture?
Ronald Quinlan Facebook has denied its decision to expand its Irish operations through the addition of 5,000 staff at a new European headquarters in Ballsbridge is in any way linked to the ongoing uncertainty...
Gavin McLoughlin and Ellie Donnelly Facebook is in the sights of the European Commission as it continues its crackdown on multinationals.
Adrian Weckler If the EU opens a tax probe into Facebook, will Ireland go to bat for the company in the same way it has for Apple?
Independent.ie Business Desk The EU is considering a probe into Facebook’s European tax arrangements, with Ireland’s tax treatment of multinationals again in the spotlight, Politico reported.
Adrian Weckler in Lisbon Facebook has endured another day of bashing on the international stage with the European Commissioner for Justice, Vera Jourova, telling the Web Summit that social networks need to be...
By Martyn Landi, Press Association Technology Correspondent Facebook says it has removed 115 accounts from the site and Instagram for suspected “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” as voting begins in the US midterm elections.
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By David Bauder, Associated Press Facebook, NBC and Fox News Channel have all said they will stop airing Donald Trump’s campaign advertisement that featured an immigrant convicted of killing two police officers.
Editorial The statement last week by Tim Berners-Lee, the computer scientist who invented the world wide web in 1989, that technology companies have grown so dominant that they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce their clout, is the latest in a growing body of opinion that believes the manner in...
Tim Healy Facebook's unprecedented Supreme Court appeal aimed at halting a referral to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) of a case concerning the validity of EU-US data transfer channels will be heard in January.
US stocks rallied on the final day of one of the worst months of the bull market, as earnings from Facebook jolted tech shares higher.
Bloomberg US stocks were mixed in volatile early trading after technology shares erased gains ahead of Facebook's earnings report. The Nasdaq 100 Index swung back to a decline, while the S&P 500 Index clung to gains that topped 1pc at their height.
Aoife Nic Ardghail A young Dublin man engaged in "catfishing" to lure teenage boys into sharing explicit images of themselves online, a court has heard.
Aoife Nic Ardghail A young Dublin man who engaged in “catfishing” to lure teenage boys into sharing explicit images of themselves online will be sentenced early next year.
Gavin McLoughlin CPL hasn’t seen any negative financial impact from a documentary highlighting issues relating to content moderation for Facebook by CPL staff, according to chief executive Anne Heraty.
Katherine Donnelly Dublin City University (DCU) says a €330,000 sponsorship deal with Facebook for an online safety training programme for parents and teachers does not compromise the independence of its research...
By Cate McCurry, Press Association A woman whose daughter killed herself after years of online torment has vowed to continue a campaign to change cyber-bullying laws in Ireland.
By Edd Dracott, Press Association It’s not often you can say adding googly eyes is no laughing matter, but that appears to be the case in the city of Savannah in Georgia, US.
Wayne O'Connor When Denis Naughten travelled to New York to address the UN last July, he went out of his way to meet Facebook officials and lambaste them. Minutes and a transcript of the meeting later...
Jack Hardy Facebook has revealed that millions of email addresses, phone numbers and other personal user information were compromised during a recent security breach.
Marianne Power "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" asks American poet, Mary Oliver, in her poem 'The Summer Day'.
By Mae Anderson, Associated Press Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago.
John Mulligan A MAJOR stock market-listed US real estate investment trust, CyrusOne, has been granted planning permission for a massive €400m data centre in Dublin.
Adrian Weckler technology editor The Irish Data Protection Commission is likely to initiate a formal investigation into how Facebook fell victim to a massive data breach affecting up to five million Irish and European users.
Independent.ie Business Desk Facebook's photo-sharing social network Instagram was not working on Wednesday for users across several cities, including London, San Francisco and Singapore.
Laurence Dodds HOW bad is the latest Facebook data breach?
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press Facebook has named Adam Mosseri, a 10-year veteran at the company, as the new head of Instagram.
By Associated Press Reporters Facebook has named Adam Mosseri, a 10-year veteran at the company, as the new chief executive of Instagram.
Talk to anyone about the advantages of private education and, chances are, they will mention not just academic and social privilege but something else, too, something intangible, almost mystical: confidence. When former British Prime Minister David...
Mícheál Ó Scannáil Senior management in Facebook Dublin will be asked to explain to the Oireachtas Committee on Communications why there a data breach has been involving the accounts of 50 million users.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Facebook announced on Friday afternoon that 50 million Facebook accounts had been breached. Here is everything you need to know about the cyber attack.
Margi Murphy in San Francisco Fifty million Facebook users have been exposed to ID fraud in the biggest cyber attack ever on the social media giant.
Louise Kelly Facebook's engineering team has discovered a security issue on the platform that affected almost 50 million accounts.
By Lorne Cook, Associated Press European Union politicians appear set to demand audits of Facebook by Europe’s cyber security agency and data protection authority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Sarah Frier THE founders of Instagram are leaving Facebook after growing tensions with CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the direction of the photo-sharing app, people familiar with the matter said.
Paresh Dave Instagram on Monday said co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer of the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, giving scant...
Munsif Vengattil A former Facebook worker has lodged a suit against the company, alleging that content moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the company.
Brett Campbell Two schoolgirls whose kindness towards a homeless man in Belfast was snapped by a passer-by have played down their actions.
Tanya Sweeney If the power of comedy lies in the ticklish familiarity of truth, it's a no-brainer why Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght have had such success. Born of the Facebook community of the same name,...
Ronald Quinlan Developer Johnny Ronan is expected to kick-start the development of Facebook's new EMEA headquarters on the site of the AIB Bank Centre in Ballsbridge within weeks.
Jamie Philips Social media is increasingly being used as evidence during divorce cases, a law firm has claimed.
By Jamie Harris, Press Association Technology Reporter Twitter’s systems unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts including some belonging to members of Congress, chief executive Jack Dorsey has admitted.
By Mary Clare Jalonick and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press Facebook and Twitter executives have said they are aggressively trying to root out foreign interests seeking to sow divisions in American democracy as the November elections draw near.
By Mary Clare Jalonick and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press A senior Facebook executive has told a US senate committee that the social media giant has made progress in addressing the issue of meddling by foreign interests in American elections.
By Mary Clare Jalonick and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press Facebook and Twitter executives are expected to defend their companies in congressional hearings, arguing they are aggressively trying to root out foreign actors who want to do the US harm...
Cormac McQuinn A TRAINING project to help the long-term unemployed, refugees, and people with disabilities to get work has seen some participants land jobs in companies like Ryanair and Facebook.
By Jamie Harris, Press Association Technology Reporter Facebook is expanding its Watch video platform globally in a move that will put the social network in competition with the likes of YouTube and Netflix.
By Holly Williams, Press Association Deputy City Editor The Scotsman and Yorkshire Post publisher Johnston Press has seen trading woes compounded after Google and Facebook platform changes knocked online ad sales.
By Victoria Milko Facebook said it is banning Burma’s powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and groups from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation.
Douglas Busvine Germany's competition watchdog expects to take the first steps this year in its probe against Facebook after finding that the social media giant abused its market dominance to gather data on people without their knowledge or consent.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Facebook's announcement on Monday that it was removing accounts connected to Myanmar's military effectively cuts off the armed forces' main channel of communication with the public.
By Kelvin Chan, Associated Press Facebook has banned a third-party quiz app amid concerns over the possible misuse of users’ data and pulled its own security software from Apple’s app store after the iPhone maker tightened data...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Facebook has banned a quiz app from its platform for refusing an inspection and over concerns that data on as many as four million users was misused.
By Associated Press Reporter Facebook has banned a quiz app from its platform for refusing an inspection and over concerns that data on as many as four million users was misused.
By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent Jeremy Corbyn needs “better ideas” than a windfall tax on tech firms to fund journalism, the UK’s technology trade association has said.
Sarah Frier Facebook has for the first time named a country other than Russia that has been using fake accounts to manipulate global politics: Iran.
Ryan Nakashima Facebook has identified and banned more accounts engaged in misleading political behaviour ahead of the US mid-term elections in November.
By Jamie Harris, Press Association Technology Reporter Facebook has confirmed that it measures how trustworthy users are when they report fake news posts, as it attempts to tackle misinformation across the social network.
By Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press Facebook has identified and banned more accounts engaged in misleading political behaviour ahead of the US mid-term elections in November.
Steve Dempsey Who would want to be one of Mark Zuckerberg's PR handlers? Remember when he said "a squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa"? Remember when he said the idea that Russia could influence the election was "crazy"? Remember when he said Holocaust...
The future of Towcester racecourse is up in the air after it was announced the company which owns the track is taking steps to place the business into administration.
By Associated Press Reporters Twitter is joining other prominent tech companies in muzzling Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who has used tech services to spread false information.
Caitlin McBride Chris O'Dowd has revealed the moment "love blossomed" between him and wife of six years Dawn O'Porter.
Kirsty Blake Knox Adults using Facebook may be exacerbating relationship insecurities and heightening intimacy issues.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Italy's UniCredit has stopped using Facebook for advertising and marketing campaigns and will not do so again until the U.S. giant improves its ethical standards, the bank's CEO said on Tuesday.
By Jamie Harris, Press Association Technology Reporter Facebook has denied a report claiming it had asked several large US banks to share financial information about customers.
By Jamie Harris, Press Association Technology Reporter Facebook has confirmed it has started testing its new dating feature internally.
Adrian Weckler This week Adrian Weckler looks at the list of sins Facebook is again having to answer for.
By Emily Chudy, Press Association A tradesman selflessly paid for a pensioner’s meal at McDonald’s after spotting him struggling with loose change at the counter.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Facebook has attempted to counter a growing public and political backlash by introducing "digital wellbeing" tools that enable users to spend less time on its apps.
Laura Larkin Facebook is considering allowing content showing child physical abuse to remain online for a "specified period" following controversy over its content moderation policies.
By Cate McCurry, Press Association Facebook has launched an investigation into a contractor after it instructed its moderators not to remove extreme, abusive or graphic content from the platform.
By Emily Chudy, Press Association A Michigan family received dinner and a show, as a Hungry Howie’s pizza delivery driver gave an incredible impromptu performance on their piano.
A senior staff member of Facebook has apologised to a government committee after disturbing content was allowed to remain on the social media giant.
By Associated Press Reporters Facebook set off a firestorm on Tuesday, announcing that it had uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to manipulate US politics and by extension the upcoming midterm...
By Associated Press Reporters Facebook said it has uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence US politics on its platforms.
By Mesfin Fekadu Madonna is celebrating her upcoming 60th birthday with a fundraiser for orphans and children in Malawi.
Craig Timberg and Elizabeth Dwoskin Facebook long had a knack for navigating privacy controversies related to its collection of user data. But the cost of its missteps finally caught up with it last week, sending its market value down more than $100bn (€85.7bn) last Thursday in the largest drop in value in Wall Street history.
John McGee In three months' time, the Irish broadcasting industry will mark the 30th anniversary of the Radio and Television Act 1988. It was signed into the statute books in October of that year by that most...
Eilis O'Hanlon Every single thing we do on the internet is logged, recorded, remembered for all time. That's why Facebook is able to amass such a mountain of data on its users and use it to make an obscene...
By Raf Casert, Associated Press The opulent, exuberant nudes of Peter Paul Rubens have been evoking both shock and delight for four centuries and now, in 2018, his Baroque paintings are causing controversy on the internet.
By Alex Veiga A plunge in Facebook shares weighed on US stocks, erasing more than 100 billion US dollars of the social media giant’s market value and ending a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500 index.
By Associated Press Reporter A 19% loss in Facebook’s stock has chopped 119 billion US dollars (£91 billion) off its market value.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Facebook may be heading for the worst day on the markets in its history after the company revealed that user growth has slowed.
By Associated Press Reporter Facebook may be heading for the worst day on the markets in its history after the company revealed that user growth has slowed.
By Associated Press Reporter Indian authorities are to investigate whether personal data from voters and Facebook users was misused by controversial consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.
By Jamie Harris, Press Association Technology Reporter Facebook shares fell by more than 20% after the company’s user growth and revenue missed investor expectations.
Elin Ersson live streamed her protest which prevented the deportation of an asylum seeker to Afghanistan.
James Crisp Facebook has been urged to consider allowing more artistic nudity on its platform by a consortium of Belgian museums who object to the "censorship" of works by the likes of Flemish master Peter...
John McGee With the World Cup now a distant memory and the All-Ireland Championships in full flow, it's been an exciting few months for sports fans. With the summer soon coming to a close - yes, the...
Cormac McQuinn Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said staff who moderate content on all social media websites should undergo child protection training offered by Tusla.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Facebook has suspended analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares data from the site and its Instagram platform.
By Associated Press Reporter Facebook has suspended analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares data from the site and its Instagram platform.
Shane Phelan The Irish company at the centre of the Facebook moderation controversy was founded by a former director of Anglo Irish Bank.
Kevin Doyle If you are planning a global takeover then where better to have as your base than an island "at the centre of the world".
Rachel Farrell Facebook have agreed to release information on advertising used during the Eighth Amendment referendum.
Laura Larkin and Allison Bray Irish political parties have refused to rule out attending free training offered by Facebook to help them boost their profile.
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has clarified his position on Holocaust deniers after fierce criticism on social media.
By Taylor Heyman and Emily Chudy, Press Association A Chicago teacher took to Facebook to thank kind strangers on a plane who donated hundreds of dollars to her low-income students.
Laura Larkin FACEBOOK chiefs have been summoned to an urgent meeting with a government minister over revelations that it instructed moderators to allow extreme content to remain on the site.
Louise Kelly Retail Excellence has suspended its partnership with Facebook following revelations made in Channel 4's 'Dispatches' programme, 'Inside Facebook: Secrets Of The Social Network'.
Ralph Riegel A WOMAN whose brother was brutally murdered in the United States has challenged the Government to crack down on the monitoring of social media giants as she warned that trying to have digital...
Ian Begley Facebook may be subject to an investigation by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) after it was advised to explore how the social network targets its two billion-plus users.
Leonid Bershidsky I lost 120 Twitter followers overnight last week. US President Donald Trump lost 340,000, the New York Times 732,000, former US President Barack Obama three million or so. Even Twitter's CEO,...
Independent.ie Business Desk Britain's information regulator said on Wednesday she intends to fine Facebook for breaches of data protection law as her office investigates how millions of users' data was improperly accessed...
Ian Begley DRUG dealers are using social media giant Facebook to sell prescription drugs including painkillers, opioids and powerful sedatives to Irish customers.
By Holly Williams, Press Association Deputy City Editor Social networks need to “do a lot more” to spell out how they collect and share data to earn back trust following the Facebook scandal, the boss of fast-growing Strava has warned.
Steve Dempsey Big tech has been colonising how online users consume news for some time. Facebook, Google and others have been happy to take all the ad money by controlling news distribution through search...
Leonid Bershidsky It's becoming standard practice for US tech giants to follow the letter of European rulings and regulations without really changing their behaviour.
Kyle Edward Facebook will issue alerts to each of its 2.8 million Irish users when a child goes missing in extreme emergency situations.
Rachel Farrell A GROUP protesting the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland in August claims it has been able to book hundreds of tickets to a Mass in the Phoenix Park despite not intending to go.
Michael Liedtke Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube by allowing clips up to an hour long.
By Edd Dracott, Press Association A bear jumping in unison with a young boy on the other side of its enclosure’s glass has taken the internet by storm.
Kevin Doyle As many as 17,000 jobs will be lost unless restrictions on the development of a second runway at Dublin Airport are relaxed, the new chairman of the airport authority will claim today.
Jody Corcoran An interesting finding in the yearly vital statistics published by the Central Statistics Office last week is that in the decade to 2017 there has been a 12pc decrease in the number of registered births.
By Edd Dracott and Emily Chudy, Press Association Six-year-old Joey Roo the cat from Arizona is proving that you don’t need four legs to have fun.
By Barbara Ortutay Facebook has said a software bug led some users to post publicly by default regardless of their previous settings.
By Associated Press Reporter Facebook has said a software bug made some private posts public for as many as 14 million users over several days in May.
Ben Brody and Sarah Frier Facebook said it had data-sharing partnerships with four Chinese consumer device-makers, including Huawei, escalating concerns that the social network has consistently failed to tell users how their...
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By Associated Press Reporters Facebook has said it will fund original news shows created by such news organisations as ABC, CNN and Mic.
By Gerry Shih Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei said it has never collected or stored Facebook user data, after the social media giant acknowledged it shared such data with Huawei and other...
By Associated Press Reporter Facebook has acknowledged it shared user data with several Chinese handset manufacturers as it faces a fresh wave of allegations over its handling of private data.
Kyle Ewald Two farmers in South Africa captured the incredible moment a high-speed asteroid the size of a car exploded before hitting the Botswana savannah.
By Nicola Irwin, Press Association A guy who was left covered in dirt and grime after a hard day’s work has delivered an important message about education.
By Associated Press Reporter Facebook has pushed back against a media report saying that it provided extensive information about its users and their friends to third parties such as phone makers.
By Barbara Ortutay in New York Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated “trending” news section after four years, a company executive says.
Olivia Zaleski and Sarah Frier Snap chief Evan Spiegel launched a stinging critique of Facebook, dismissing both its appeal and its successful attempts to copy Snapchat's most popular features.
Geraldine Gittens Two Irish women who make a range of healthy ice-pops from cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices are set to export their range to the UK in September.
Shane Phelan in Malaga A conference has heard calls for the abolition of the use of juries in defamation cases and for a cap on damages awards.
Shane Phelan A conference has heard calls for the abolition of the use of juries in defamation cases and a cap on damages awards.
As Europe's new privacy law took effect on Friday, one activist wasted no time in asserting the additional rights it gives people over the data that companies want to collect about them.
By Associated Press Reporter Facebook has said it will not compensate users in the scandal over the misuse of their personal data by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
Richard Rodger Last week I discussed all the ways we won't be trying to compete: on service quality; on user experience and design; on geography; on depth of features; on price; and on being the first-mover. If...
Naomi Nix While Facebook has said that it wants to draw the line between news and misinformation, the company has turned down an offer to work with a news media trade group to help resolve a conflict.
By Angela Charlton and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press French President Emmanuel Macron has taken on Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants at a Paris meeting to discuss personal data protection and taxes as France...
Margi Murphy and James Titcomb Mark Zuckerberg has denied allegations from MEPs that Facebook is operating a monopoly, insisting that the social network faces plenty of competition and has helped business across the world to grow.
Kim Bielenberg Courses in social sciences, arts and humanities in Irish universities are undergoing a radical shake-up as colleges try to make them more relevant to the workplace.
Julia Fioretti Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg apologised to European Union lawmakers on Tuesday for a massive data leak, in his latest attempt to draw a line under a scandal that has rocked the world's...
Professor Iain Robertson I realised I was hooked when, in the seven seconds it took to go up the Connolly Station escalator, my finger was stabbing the iPhone, checking for email. This restless swiping of its silky-smooth...
The trick to the whole thing, reveals Al Foran, is to put your whole body into it. He furrows his brow, hunches his shoulders and frowns, wringing his hands. "Like this, yageddit?" he says loudly. "You gotta look the part, and ya gotta swear... a lot. When I...
By Associated Press Reporters Cambridge Analytica, the beleaguered data collection agency that worked for Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, is liquidating existing operations.
Ruaidhrí Giblin A care-worker who sexually assaulted two vulnerable residents in a care home, and "mistakenly" put a video of one of the assaults on Facebook, has been sent to jail after the Court of Appeal found...
Aoife Nic Ardghail A former Ros na Rún actor who orally raped a woman tried to get his lawyers to grill the victim on her sexual history because she changed her Facebook profile picture a week after the attack.
Adrian Weckler Facebook took down 21 million pieces of adult nudity or pornography in the first three months of this year and “applied warning labels” to 3.5m pieces of violent content during the same period,...
Independent.ie Business Desk Facebook has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge...
Laura Lynott The vast majority of secondary school students are concerned about their online privacy, a new study has found.
By David Young, Press Association An Irish Government minister has rejected claims the Taoiseach lobbied Facebook and Google to restrict adverts related to the country’s abortion referendum.
Rachel Farrell and Sasha Brady Gardaí have launched an investigation after a video was shared online of a number of joyriders wreaking havoc in a Dublin housing estate.
Steve Dempsey Last week, Google held its I/O conference in California. As you'd expect, it was a technophile's dream. Google demoed how its personal assistant will soon be able make phone calls on your behalf and sound like a real human being. This new feature is powered, of course, by artificial intelligence (AI). Google photos will be...
Identify and write down the specific stressors that cause you distress, says Dr Harry Barry, and identify how you feel emotionally about them. If you're suffering from toxic stress, you will usually feel anxious, frustrated, angry or depressed.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Their video has gained over 20 million views since it was posted on Facebook last month - and it doesn't seem like stopping.
By Conor Riordan, Press Association Google is to ban all adverts related to Ireland’s abortion referendum.
Adrian Weckler and Ryan Nugent Facebook's move to block ads from abroad ahead of the abortion referendum will not prevent organisations in Ireland using foreign funding for ads on the platform, it has emerged.
Gareth Morgan CYBER experts fear that hi-tech criminals will turn the authorities against everyday businesses - by hacking into their systems and then reporting the data breach unless a ransom is paid.
Adrian Weckler Facebook is to block all ads related to the Eighth Amendment referendum that come from advertisers outside of Ireland.
Wind farms have boosted local tax bases and generated new revenue as they expand across the United States, especially for rural areas, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report this week.
Chris Kahn Most of Facebook's US users have remained loyal to the social network despite revelations that a political consultancy collected information about millions of accounts without owners' permission, a Reuters/Ipsos poll has revealed.
Sophie Donaldson When Sheryl Sandberg, author and CEO of Facebook, published her manifesto Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead in 2013 she couldn't have anticipated how the world would change for women in the next few years.
Thomas Hornall The investigation into Cambridge Analytica and the firm's harvesting of data will continue despite the political analysis firm declaring bankruptcy.
Aodhan O'Faolain Facebook is pressing ahead with its bid to persuade the Supreme Court to hear an appeal over the referral of key issues to the Court of Justice of the EU concerning the validity or otherwise of EU-...
By Michael Liedtke, Associated Press WhatsApp chief executive Jan Koum is breaking ties with his company’s parent, Facebook, amid a privacy scandal that has dogged the social network for weeks.
By Taylor Heyman, Press Association A US police service has celebrated one of its officers’ dedication to the force by releasing a touching video of his radio send off.
David Ingram and Munsif Vengattil Facebook shares rose on Wednesday after the social network reported a surprisingly strong 63pc rise in profit and an increase in users, with no sign that business was hurt by a scandal over the mishandling of personal data.
Kevin Doyle The age at which children can consent to allowing technology giants like Facebook to gather their data looks set to be raised by three years to 16.
Adrian Weckler Facebook is to start allowing appeals for posts that are removed for nudity, sexual activity, hate speech or graphic violence.
Martyn Landi Facebook has reiterated that it does not sell data from its users to advertisers.
By Barbara Ortutay An audit of Facebook’s privacy practices for the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found no problems, even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm had improperly...
By Barbara Ortutay An audit of Facebook’s privacy practices for the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found no problems, even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained...
Tim Healy The identity of a blogger who made allegedly defamatory posts will be kept secret after a Ugandan lawyer lost his appeal.
Sarah Frier and Stephanie Bodoni Facebook is starting to comply with new privacy rules in Europe - and to get ahead of scrutiny everywhere else, the company has said it will extend the same protections to the rest of its two billion users.
By Taylor Heyman, Press Association A golden retriever has achieved internet acclaim for supporting runners in the Boston Marathon.
By Associated Press Reporter Egypt’s top mufti has issued a fatwa saying that buying Facebook “likes” is prohibited under Islam.
Kevin Doyle Facebook chiefs will today describe themselves as "deeply sorry" for not doing enough to prevent their platform being "used for harm".
Independent.ie Newsdesk JD Wetherspoon is closing down its Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for all its 900 pubs and head office with immediate effect following the trolling of MPs and others, the company has...
Rachel Farrell The mother of Elisha Gault has announced she will take part in the annual Darkness into Light event, in memory of her late daughter.
Ryan O'Rourke A small business owner has told of how he fears he may lose customers after a "cyber-attack" left his Facebook page swarmed with one-star reviews.
Steve Dempsey Mark Zuckerberg isn't the first young whippersnapper forced to explain how technology works to an older generation. But the Facebook chief executive may be the most high-profile.
Colm Keys Lee Chin was browsing through Facebook last week when he came across a video promotion of the weekend's Allianz Hurling League final between Kilkenny and Tipperary.
Adrian Weckler Adrian talks about digital consent, kids, Facebook, privacy and all points in between with Dylan Collins, the Tipperary founder and chief executive of SuperAwesome, a ‘kid tech’ company he...
By Associated Press Reporters The EU is calling on Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to give evidence at the European Parliament about the widening data privacy scandal at his company.
Mary Clare Jalonick Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has admitted it is "inevitable" there will be regulation of the social media industry as he revealed his own data was included in the personal information sold to...
By Emily Chudy, Press Association A man has gone viral for telling possibly the best “dad joke” of all time.
Andy Sullivan and Yimou Lee Myanmar civil society groups welcomed a commitment by Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to increase efforts to curb messages inciting violence, but urged the social media giant to...
Dustin Volz and David Ingram Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday navigated through the first of two US congressional hearings without making any further promises to support new legislation or change how...
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