Tech companies such as SpaceX, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are competing to bring internet to areas without access in the developing world. And that's a problem.
As cities get smarter, we need to examine carefully who gets our data and what it is used for.
The current reckoning with data has been a long time coming, a historian of privacy in the US writes.
US privacy laws focus on informing consumers what's happening with their data; other countries specifically restrict data collection and analysis.
While often lumped with other European populist parties, Beppe Grillo's M5S is a movement of activist fans mobilized by the messages of his "celebrity brand".
It will be hard to adjust. Considering what happened with the onset of car travel and web surfing, society can't just wing it.
Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.
Many more people experience World Heritage online than in person. While that further elevates the status of iconic sites like the Sydney Opera House, it has other more complicated consequences too.
Facebook's users have wildly different expectations about privacy and security. What may look like inadequate oversight in some places may be considered an overreach in others.
Users shouldn't trust Facebook, but that doesn't mean they should immediately abandon what has become a crucial platform for connectedness.
Passwords are an integral part of our daily IT life – and a major source of vulnerabilities. What are the problems and risks, and how can we reduce them?
The Internet provides us with many services thanks to sites hosted by servers. These may be the victims of denial-of-service attacks that paralyze the entire server.
Social media platforms can identify children who are most interested in or vulnerable to junk food and its advertising.
After the hashtag #MeTooInChina was blocked by Chinese authorities in mid-January, social media users made creative use of nicknames and emojis to evade censorship and highlight harassment.
Rebecca Watts, Rupi Kaur, Kate Tempest – the world of poetry is up in arms again. Here's why.
Winnie the Pooh understood the importance of allowing your mind to wander – and the science agrees. It's time we all found the time to daydream.
The digital economy has created millions of jobs that involve intense competition, unregulated working conditions and extremely low rates of pay.
Many people in rural America don't have access to fast, affordable internet access. How might those communities connect to the global exchange of goods, services and ideas?
If access to information online becomes more difficult, then it will be the communities on the fringes that lose out.
China's most popular social media app WeChat is on the rise in Australia thanks to demand from Chinese students and tourists. Here's what you need to know if you plan to use it.