On May 25, 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. Four months later, how has the law changed people's perceptions and behaviour?
The strengths of social media are also its weaknesses. Facebook must acknowledge that it has transformed from a startup company into a powerful social force.
The social network is stopping researchers accessing its data – with significant consequences.
The Canadian government is right to hold public consultations on digital and data transformation given how profoundly it affects society at large. But the scope is far too narrow.
Social media sites aren't the only online systems that can secretly influence people's votes. Search engines can too and may be even more successful – and undetectable.
We’re at a critical moment as users of Facebook. It's our responsibility to educate ourselves about how our data is bought and sold.
An expert explains how Facebook's privacy issues are linked to a bigger problem – a 'hostile information architecture,' largely controlled by corporate interests.
Facebook is not just in the business of providing you with a service. It is also in the business of farming your data.