Technology can be used to abuse or harass women, but it can help them too.
There are many recent cases of women being abused or harassed online. But technology can also play a role in preventing violence against women.
The search goliath has spent over $5bn on everything from driverless cars to smart contact lenses in the past three years. The UK tax hounds must be delighted.
Phones out, but today’s students are less likely to have Facebook or Twitter open.
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Young people are starting to skip the very public postings of some of social media's original platforms. Why? And where will that leave the companies that rely on our willingness to divulge everything?
An endless stream of self-obsessed selfies could signal your narcissistic streak.
Free, but at what cost?
New York City is developing a 'free' public Wi-Fi network to be deployed throughout the city, but the poorly appreciated price is our privacy.
Social media can benefit or harm universities – and it must be carefully managed.
Research suggests that universities in South Africa haven't paid much attention to the potential harm that social media could cause - and the benefits it could create.
Free Basics is only some people’s idea of ‘equality’.
Free Basics may be free to the user, but it'll cost India's economy in the long run.
The move that will save Twitter – and improve public debate worldwide – is much more than adding 9,860 characters.
Graphics chips originally built for 3D computer games such as Quake now power our most advanced artificial intelligence software.
Children’s Facebook accounts should not be open doors for journalists.
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Images taken from young people's Facebook are being used by the media with impunity.
A digital age of consent could ensure internet users know what they're getting into. But where to draw the line is tricky.
We’re all watching each other on Facebook.
Studies show that Facebook addiction and Facebook stalking are very real, and do us no good.
He’s tweeted, Instagrammed and Facebooked, but will he get what he wants?
Social media can amplify the fear of missing out, or FoMO, but it can also be a platform for emotional support during the festive season.
Jean Marc Cote
Zuckerburg wants to plough billions into personalised learning, but his way may not be the right way.
Australian law is yet to catch up with new forms of networked digital abuse against women.
In the social media age, perpetrators can devastate their partner or ex-partner psychologically, socially and financially, while remaining cloaked in anonymity from cyberspace.
Social technologies could provide valuable opportunities for isolated older persons to stay connected to the world.
Social isolation in old age is a significant social concern. It is linked to a range of health problems and, in extreme cases, it can lead to people growing old and dying alone.
While firefighters battled widespread fires in New South Wales in October 2013, hundreds of thousands of people turned to social media and smartphone apps for vital updates.
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When disaster strikes, more people than ever are turning to social media to find out if they're in danger. But Australian emergency services need to work together more to learn what works to save lives.
Esenna O'Neill’s dramatic departure from YouTube and Instragram was precipitated by her feelings of inauthenticity.
Essena O'Neill's dramatic rejection of her successful social media channels raises important questions about how advertising and sponsored posts are regulated on social media.
The all-seeing @
The £1m alleged fraud case of James Alan Craig is a salutary warning of the financial power of social media. Here's what we know so far.
Has Facebook found a potential new business venture?
The social network giant is developing new software that could be used to help personalise learning in schools. It's a move that should have some worried they could lose business.