A number of legal cases were brought forward by regulators this year, in a bid to hold major tech companies accountable.
Social media firms in Europe are well on the way to a thousand cuts.
Several measures need to be put in place to track the code’s effectiveness in protecting news outlets and the public interest.
The knock-on effects from this ruling could be enormous.
Corporate rebranding is fundamental to the spread of metacapitalism which uses increasingly sophisticated technology to shape, exploit and profit from human interaction.
Not knowing how many posts people see on social media overall or where specific types of content get concentrated is keeping researchers in the dark about misinformation.
A proposed online privacy code would give consumers more control over how tech companies collect and use their data
Canada needs to overhaul its approach to addressing online harms if it wants to remain a human rights leader and champion of internet freedom.
Smart glasses like Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories could be used to record you surreptitiously. If the company adds facial recognition, you could be even more exposed.
Each time you visit a page hosting ads, an automated ad auction begins behind the scenes — where the highest bidder wins the chance to target you with their product.
You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media your cognitive biases can lead you astray.
Natural language coding means that people won’t need to learn specialized coding languages to write programs or design websites. But large corporations will control the means of translation.
More advertising and “smarter” search algorithms are changing how Googling works.
If you think the ‘digital natives’ have better online search skills than their parents, you’d be wrong. But simply telling students what to do isn’t the best way to improve their skills.
A terse piece of legislation from 1996 has been credited with creating the internet as we know it – and blamed for the flood of misinformation and other ills that have come with it.
Ireland is the latest country to make the mistake of thinking that algorithms by themselves are the route to untold prosperity.
A proposed global plan to close cross-border tax loopholes compares poorly to a digital services tax imposed by individual countries.
The five bills would apply to Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. If some (or all) of them become law, we can expect some major changes in how they do business.
Once a pioneer of the information age, now stereotyped as the browser of choice for people who are less than web-savvy, the curtain will finally come down on Internet Explorer next year.
Unlike scholars, Google’s search engine can’t automatically decide which sources are the most important, most accurate or most significant.