Tech firms should be forced to reassess how they impact society under existing EU law.
Effective communication strategies will be crucial if scientists want to counter the worrying anti-vaccination trend.
Every device that you use, every company you do business with, every online account you create – they all collect data about you and analyze it to figure out minute details of your life.
Young people turn to social media for support and encouragement, when society fails to help.
African newsrooms are using media analytics to study their audiences but there's a downside.
Some Australian Facebook users are more worried about over-sharing by friends than the privacy and security of their personal information.
Research shows that the sense of belonging provided by platforms like Facebook trumps our distrust of social media.
For those who still consider memes like the #10yearchallenge as harmless and innocent information sharing perhaps it's time to reconsider.
New research shows that perfectionism has increased dramatically over the last 25 years, and that perfectionists become more neurotic and less conscientious as time passes.
Algorithms used by social media networks expose users to divisive content separating them into bubbles. But the ways in which they are trained amplifies the effects of the filter bubble.
Parents have engaged in forms of 'sharenting' for generations. The digital age has complicated things, but while critics make some valid points, they're not seeing the forest for the trees.
Consuming too much social media when users end up comparing their lives to others more glamorous can leave one with bad feelings say researchers. But pretending or fantasizing is not all bad either.
Facebook's focus on personalizing ads has created new tools for businesses to interact with customers and to connect coworkers.
New activist communities are fighting back against haters to make the world safer for LGBTQ teens.
After 15 years of Facebook, the ways brands use it for marketing and advertising have changed – right alongside the way people make decisions as they scroll through a never-ending feed of information.
Facebook has been acting irresponsibly and selfishly, and promising to do better without actually improving. But that's not the whole story: The company has some positive qualities, too.
For decades, advertisers and marketers struggled to predict the consumption of leisure products such as movies and books. Now, big data reveals how people really spend their leisure time.
The European Union has issued its first fine, cracking down on companies that misuse users' personal data. Why hasn't the US taken a similarly strong approach?
Regulation of the internet is inevitable and governments, rather than businesses, should seek to regulate it.
Blockchain technologies can support users in controlling access to their data through smart contracts that both empower and protect users.