Personalisation has made decisions easier and quicker – but it is still large corporations, rather than individual users, who benefit most.
In a major blow to Facebook, a judge has ruled that a class action can proceed. If similar actions are brought around the world, Facebook could face billions of dollars in damages.
What kind of information do Canadian voters get through Facebook? It's time for the social media giant to let researchers see exactly what it sends its 23 million users in Canada.
Facebook is not just in the business of providing you with a service. It is also in the business of farming your data.
As cities get smarter, we need to examine carefully who gets our data and what it is used for.
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.
Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.
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.
The ban on Queensland Members of Parliament using encrypted messaging apps for government business should be accompanied by a willingness to strengthen official accountability across the board.
If you're concerned about privacy, but you're not ready to #deletefacebook here’s what you can do, step by step, to minimise the amount of data you share.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal has finally brought privacy concerns about personal online data to the masses – and action is urgently needed.
Scholars discuss the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal: what happened, what's at stake, how to fix it, and what could come next.
Facebook must confront deep challenges if it's to become a force in the global fight against false narratives.
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook users seek answers on how their data is scraped and targeted.
Social media provide shortcuts to things we yearn for, like connection and validation. Media effects scholars explain the psychological benefits we get from Facebook that make it so hard to quit.
From predicting suicide risk to chatbot therapy, artificial intelligence is all the rage in suicide prevention. The question is, can it really work?