Tech companies portray virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri as our helpers. In reality, we're helping them gather the behavioural data they need to turn a profit.
Every device that you use, every company you do business with, every online account you create – they all collect data about you and analyze it to figure out minute details of your life.
Smart city planning raises concerns with citizens regarding privacy and the use of their data.
On Feb. 6, 1919, half of Seattle’s workforce went on strike over a demand for higher wages. A labor historian explains why it matters 100 years later.
Until last December, Internet service providers were required to respect the principle of web neutrality. This is no longer the case in the United States. What are the consequences?
The European Union has issued its first fine, cracking down on companies that misuse users' personal data. Why hasn't the US taken a similarly strong approach?
Monopolies are bad for innovation and dismantling them would help the US economy compete.
If you're worried your phone is recording your private conversations, look closer at the data you've already agreed to give away.
Should every country have the right to impose its own laws governing the internet on the rest of the world? If so, the internet could become almost unrecognisable.
Most tech companies make it difficult for users to say no to aggressive surveillance practices. But it is helpful to know about the default settings on your smartphone and how to change them.
Some will point to Apple's lost talisman as the reason for the company's current woes. They needn't bother.
The ACCC would like closer scrutiny of digital platforms such as Facebook and Google – in particular with regards to user privacy, market power and operational algorithms.
Australia might become the first country in the world to submit Google and Facebook's algorithms to a public interest test.
New research shows supporting angel investors, rather than giving startups 'founding' help, fosters entrepreneurship.
Without much delay, Facebook and Twitter could make significant changes to limit political manipulation and propaganda. Will they? And will users ask it of the social media giants?
Companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Airbnb and Tesla are redefining key aspects of daily life such as work, mobility and leisure, using our cities as laboratories for their innovations.
Investment is pouring into urban technology, much of it into innovative ventures that aim to transform how we get around our cities.
A/B testing is leading to a profound change in business process that is filtering through our whole society.
Scholars and skeptics warned about Facebook long before its founder was even born. Technology companies keep asking for more and more data and proving they can't be trusted.
Industrial action by Google workers shows collective representation is needed even in what is meant to be the best company in the world.