The Bornean orangutan is being pushed from its natural habitat

Bornean orangutan, whale shark added to 'red list'

08 Jul The Bornean orangutan is on the verge of extinction, a top conservationist body has said, also warning that the world's biggest fish, the whale shark, and a hammerhead shark species were endangered.

The pact will underpin over $250bn of transatlantic trade in digital services

EU approves EU-US data transfer pact

08 Jul A commercial data transfer pact provisionally agreed by the European Union and the United States in February has received the green light from EU governments, sources said.

Data Protection Commissioner looking at use of Standard Contractual Clauses by Facebook

Court hears US government arguments in data case

07 Jul Ten parties, including the US government, have made arguments to the Commercial Court as to why they should be allowed to have a watching brief in a case being taken by the Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon.

The changes apply to the 'Story' function

Snapchat launches new save function for photos

06 Jul Snapchat announced a new feature that enables users to save and share their content, a big change for the popular social messaging app widely used for sending photos and videos that disappear in a day.

Government has pledged to bring a minimum download speed of 30Mbps and 6Mbps upload speed to every home and business across the State

Private sector to own telecoms infrastructure

05 Jul Infrastructure that will be funded by the state to bring high speed broadband to every premises in the country will end up being owned by the private sector following a Cabinet decision today.

The research involved more than 120,000 people

Study confirms saturated fats are bad for health

05 Jul Saturated fats in butter, lard and red meat raise the risk of early death, but replacing these with fats like olive oil can offer substantial health benefits, a three-decade study has confirmed.

An artist's illustration of the space probe

NASA spacecraft nears Jupiter for key mission

04 Jul A NASA spacecraft will tonight have one-shot to slip into Jupiter's orbit for the start of a 20-month-long dance around the solar system's largest planet to learn how and where it formed.

Facebook has its European headquarters in Dublin

Facebook wins case against Belgian data watchdog

29 Jun The Belgian data protection authority has said it lost a legal battle with Facebook in which it sought to stop the social network from tracking the online activities of non-Facebook users in Belgium who visit Facebook pages.

Suspected cases of child sexual abuse material increased by 4%

35% rise in reports of illegal online content

28 Jun The national reporting service for suspected illegal content on the internet has dealt with the second largest number of reports in a single year since its establishment 17 years ago.

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon initiated the case last month

US seeks to join High Court data transfer action

27 Jun The US government has said the Data Protection Commissioner's major action querying the validity of the main channels being used for EU-US data transfers is "of the utmost importance to the United States and to the broader public".