After the 2016 US election and ensuing Cambridge Analytic scandal, there was a lot of scaremongering around digital election campaigning. But this hysteria is, for the most part, unfounded.
The European Union has enacted a systematic plan to give people more control over their personal data online. But despite these efforts, privacy agreements remain largely unreadable.
The end of the era of self-regulation for big tech companies is nigh.
Trying to figure out if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam or other would-be penitents are sincere? A scholar who analyzed dozens of recent apologies offers a user's guide.
Some Australian Facebook users are more worried about over-sharing by friends than the privacy and security of their personal information.
For those who still consider memes like the #10yearchallenge as harmless and innocent information sharing perhaps it's time to reconsider.
Regulation of the internet is inevitable and governments, rather than businesses, should seek to regulate it.
The issues that captured the world’s attention this year show the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.
The enthusiasm for business creation is not without negative consequences, especially for the many who fail. However, the "all entrepreneurs" discourse remains predominant.
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 social network is stopping researchers accessing its data – with significant consequences.
The case for all things Tor.
Something good could come from the Cambridge Analytica scandal if we used the same data to fix society, rather than profit from it.
Paradoxically, it is only when I disappear into the digital crowd that my personal data becomes interesting for digital merchants.
As Facebook grows and grows, it either drowns out or buys up the competition.
Victims could be entitled to redress – but it won't be easy.
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.
The routine gathering and monetisation of vast amounts of personal data has been normalised.
Social media platforms and data analytics companies need the world to believe in the election-swaying power of big data.
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.