Facebook is not just in the business of providing you with a service. It is also in the business of farming your data.
Do we really want to protect our privacy when we expose it on social networks?
After facing the US Congress the Facebook chief will have learned the easy part is over. From now on things will be tougher.
Facebook says it's going to continue to respond to widespread concerns about its practices and role in society. Researchers of privacy and online trust offer ideas for immediate action.
Not on Facebook? Well the social media giant could still have created a shadow profile for you, without your knowledge or permission.
Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.
Experts reviewed more than five hours of testimony Facebook’s notoriously reserved CEO gave to Congress, searching for nonverbal clues to understand what he’s really thinking.
For years, watchdogs have warned of the potential problems of sharing data with online companies. The Facebook data crisis has made these concerns much more real. What should be done now?
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.
Scholars discuss the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal: what happened, what's at stake, how to fix it, and what could come next.
When building a smart city, it's vital that governments and citizens know up-front who will control the collected data.
The silver lining to the Cambridge Analytica case is that more people are recognising that we pay for online services with not only our own privacy, but that of our friends, family and colleagues.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal wasn't a data breach – it was a violation of academic ethics. Maybe it's universities, not social networks, that need to update their privacy settings.
Smartphones are key elements of two-factor authentication processes. Weakening their security threatens people's digital identities.
What happens to your Facebook account, your iTunes purchases and your email messages when you die?
Companies are compiling your smartphone data into shockingly intimate profiles that can be used against you.
It's not just fitness trackers – mobile phones can reveal users' whereabouts too, even with location tracking turned off.
What scholars know, are learning and are predicting about the privacy of electronic data, online activity, smartphone use and electronic records.
Should police be able to use cellphone records to track suspects – and law-abiding citizens?