Advocates and opponents of breaking up Facebook, Google and other technology giants are falling prey to some serious misconceptions.
A proposed bill would force tech companies to tell users how much their data is worth. But how can a single number capture data's power to predict your actions or sway your decisions?
Facebook's cryptocurrency and digital wallet will give it unprecedented access to personal data, with the power to take on Amazon and eBay.
Iran has long recognised the benefits of using cryptocurrencies to counter US sanctions.
You can't fix financial literacy with digital wallets.
Australia's latest defamation ruling has made Facebook publishing a minefield, but there are strategies to ensure better social media outcomes for everyone.
We go back to the basics and look at what Libra is, how it compares to other cryptocurrencies and whether you should be concerned about using it when it eventually arrives.
Why the coming generation of cryptocurrencies could force us to rethink the entire monetary system.
Plenty of Western officials and media outlets have criticized Libra – but it's not meant for them.
Journalists are not happy about a decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales finding that media companies could be liable for defamatory comments made under news stories on their Facebook pages.
Tech giants like Facebook are at risk of joining the ranks of Compuserve and MCI Mail to be replaced with the next generation of organizing designed for new models of distributed trust.
Companies scrutinise our online likes, dislikes, searches and purchases to produce data that can be used commercially. And it's often done without us understanding the full extent of the surveillance.
A former senior economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia doubts Facebook's cryptocurrency will take control of monetary policy away from central banks.
US lawmakers and regulators are beginning to investigate big tech's growing power, but they need to look beyond size and into their very natures.
Get it right and libra could be the world's first truly global currency. Get it wrong, on the other hand ...
With the launch of the Libra cryptocurrency, Mark Zuckerberg reveals his dreams of building a new virtual country, perhaps inspired by the Roman Empire.
Students -- and indeed all of us -- must learn to ask questions about what stories are told, and the implications of what stories are not being told.
If "Black Mirror" is one of the most fascinating and disturbing series of the last ten years, it is because of its main character: technology.
Facebook is built on harvesting platform data about its users, crunching that to predict behaviours and allegiances and then selling this package to advertisers. That hasn't changed yet.
Big tech companies compete over who can gather the most intelligence on their users. Countries like Russia and China turn this information against their citizens.