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.
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.
Slacktivism won't cut it in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Noise around extreme practices drowns out how data analytics is being used in everyday ways. To really consider control of our data we must look beyond Cambridge Analytica.
It's time for a new discussion about the rules around privacy and politics in Australia – one in which the privacy interests of individuals are front and centre.
As the internet-connected world reels from revelations about personalized manipulation based on Facebook data, a scholar of virtual reality warns there's an even bigger crisis of trust on the horizon.
Even as digital social innovations (DSI) are booming in Europe, obstacles remain for their being able to provide effective solutions to the big challenges of our times.
How should privacy be protected in a world where data is gathered and shared with increasing speed and ingenuity? Differential privacy, a new model of cyber security, provides a potential solution.
Could an employer or platform claim copyright in a chat group? We’d first have to accept that conversations in a chat group are protected by copyright.
The government's plans to store our biometric data are currently going through parliament. The data could reveal more than we'd like to those who seek to access the information.
Smartphones are key elements of two-factor authentication processes. Weakening their security threatens people's digital identities.
Teen sexting is on the rise. Boys and girls are equally likely to share sexually explicit imagery but girls report feeling more pressure to sext and more judgement about how they do it.
Imagine a collaboratively-designed smartphone app that could provide cues to an autistic individual -- about the emotional state of people they are communicating with.
What happens to your Facebook account, your iTunes purchases and your email messages when you die?
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.
The invasion of privacy through online surveillance can make people ignore the civil rights of others.
Australians can see the impact of dockless bike sharing on the streets of their cities. The huge store of data collected about user journeys is less visible, but just as important.
Should police be able to use cellphone records to track suspects – and law-abiding citizens?
Online usability demands keep trumping security measures that are designed to keep our data safe online.