With an office above a grocery shop and a staff of just 50, Ireland's data privacy authority makes an unlikely watchdog for hundreds of millions of European web users.
Facebook on Monday followed in Google's footsteps and began warning users when it appears they are targeted by state-sponsored cyber attacks.
The European Union announced Monday it will launch in December a forum bringing together Internet firms and law enforcement agencies to combat online extremism.
German prosecutors said Monday they were investigating a complaint against three Facebook managers, which alleges they failed to act against racist comments posted by users over Europe's migration crisis.
Daily fantasy sports companies suffered another blow this week as authorities in Nevada deemed them gambling enterprises and ordered them to suspend operations in the state until they have proper licenses.
Google's colossal project to digitize the world's books does not violate copyright law, a US appeals court ruled Friday, affirming a 2013 decision seen as a landmark for the digital era.
Dozens of major websites including Netflix, Uber and the BBC went down simultaneously on Thursday in some areas of the United States, but were soon up again in most cases.
YouTube Gaming on Thursday ramped up its challenge to Amazon-owned Twitch by adding streamed play of mobile games and a new subscription option.
YouTube's top-earning celebrity is a 25-year-old video-game-playing jokester who took in $12 million over the past year.
Yahoo on Thursday set out to make its free email service hip again with upgrades that included getting rid of the need for passwords on mobile devices.