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A web of conspiracy?

A web of conspiracy?

It has caused birds to fall out of the sky, could give us brain cancer and will make us the pawns of rogue governments – or so 5G conspiracy theorists would have us believe. Why are people so quick to be taken in by such claims, and how are they harming society as a whole?

Trump and Xi must smooth over the Google-Huawei row or everyone will lose out

Trump and Xi must smooth over the Google-Huawei row or everyone will lose out

The decision by Google to restrict Huawei’s access to its Play Store and suite of apps is a blow to the Chinese phone maker, but not one it will sit back and take on the chin

‘I don’t regret whistleblowing. I only regret not doing it sooner’

‘I don’t regret whistleblowing. I only regret not doing it sooner’

Two young workers who helped to expose the Theranos scandal are now leading a non-profit company to promote ethics in business

A newcomer with an edge

A newcomer with an edge

Google's Pixel 3a and 3a XL are trying to woo the people who were intrigued by the Pixel 3 but turned off by its price

Emotional development: Amazon's latest gadget plan

Emotional development: Amazon's latest gadget plan

Designed to work with a smartphone app, the device has microphones paired with software that can discern the wearer’s emotional state from the sound of his or her voice, according to documents reviewed by Bloomberg

Connected Podcast: Webby nominee Barry O'Sullivan of BBDO

Connected Podcast: Webby nominee Barry O'Sullivan of BBDO

O’Sullivan and his team put together a virtual reality experience to make people see through the eyes of a drunk driver

Alexa, bias, and the trouble with how we think about voices

Alexa, bias, and the trouble with how we think about voices

Are the voices we assign to digital assistants reinforcing stereotypes?

Is the die cast in tech Cold War?

Is the die cast in tech Cold War?

Optimists expect Trump to let Huawei off the hook eventually after using the company as a bargaining chip to squeeze trade concessions from Beijing. It’s unlikely to play out that way, though

Tech companies keep data for own benefit, says author

Tech companies keep data for own benefit, says author

A new dimension for data mining

A new dimension for data mining

Set up by giants IBM and MasterCard last year, Sandyford-based Trūata finds ways for companies to mine data while complying with GDPR. Emmet Ryan meets its chief privacy officer Aoife Sexton

Macron set to defy Trump on Huawei

Macron set to defy Trump on Huawei

In the first public comments by a European leader since Wednesday’s move by Trump, Macron said he did not intend to capitulate to US pressure to block Huawei’s 5G equipment

Lazy lawmaking passes the buck to Facebook

Lazy lawmaking passes the buck to Facebook

The giant social network is scrambling to atone for years of failures on fake news, but current Irish law isn’t giving it much to work with

A little leeway goes a long way

A little leeway goes a long way

People with ASD can contribute hugely to a business, but struggle in a typical office environment. Hiren Shukla wants to change that, writes Emmet Ryan

Gadget watch: The phone which would be king – any other year

Gadget watch: The phone which would be king – any other year

Uber IPO to ride out driver protests

Uber IPO to ride out driver protests

Billed as an international protest in advance of Uber's planned initial public offering this week, drivers in London and nearby cities said they would turn off their apps at 7am on Wednesday