From Steve Smith's tearful apology to anonymous apps like Whisper, public confessions can be therapeutic, emancipatory, or potentially exploitative.
The history of how Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiaries manage children and data is a troubling one. How will Sidewalk Labs address concerns about minors and privacy in Toronto's Quayside project?
Greenhouse gas emissions from plastic production in the vinyl era is not a patch on the equivalent from running giant servers today.
YouTube channels are increasingly targeting children, but research shows these young viewers may not understand when they are being sold to.
It's time for social media platforms to be more open about how livestreaming works, how it is moderated, and what should happen if or when the rules break down.
The tech giants are consistently failing to protect children.
New activist communities are fighting back against haters to make the world safer for LGBTQ teens.
With the surprise meticulously planned, all eyes – and lenses – turn to the kids. All they have to do is react as expected: overjoyed. So why don't they?
Banning a handful of breeds has not helped to improve public safety.
Social media entertainers are creative, entrepreneurial and masters at building the communities that support them. But regulations currently under review could strangle this nascent industry.
Mechanisms to keep users safe from violent content may pose serious problems for international justice.
Many tech titans say they can self-regulate online hate speech and extremism with artificial intelligence, but can they?
With nostalgic flashbacks, epic training montages and most of the original cast, Cobra Kai is faithful to the Karate Kid film – all while delivering cutting-edge contemporary social commentary.
In a time of an overwhelming amount of music available, discerning consumers have to be even more strategic.
YouTube steps up to host its own live TV event, but where are the limits on its big stars' behaviour?
Confrontational characters spouting conspiracy theories and fringe ideas have been around since American broadcasting began. With Alex Jones banished from the web, someone else will take his place.
West London group 1011 music group have been banned from making music without police permission.
Social media presents a powerful platform for creating multiple stories about Africa.
The activism of the Parkland teens is a reminder of where social media gets it right. We mustn't forget them in our rush to regulate.
The Communications Decency Act was passed in 1996, seven years before the debut of MySpace. It helped online publishing grow – and to escape consequences for the way users might be harmed.