Regulation of the internet is inevitable and governments, rather than businesses, should seek to regulate it.
The issues that captured the world’s attention this year show the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.
The enthusiasm for business creation is not without negative consequences, especially for the many who fail. However, the "all entrepreneurs" discourse remains predominant.
On May 25, 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. Four months later, how has the law changed people's perceptions and behaviour?
The social network is stopping researchers accessing its data – with significant consequences.
The case for all things Tor.
Something good could come from the Cambridge Analytica scandal if we used the same data to fix society, rather than profit from it.
Paradoxically, it is only when I disappear into the digital crowd that my personal data becomes interesting for digital merchants.
As Facebook grows and grows, it either drowns out or buys up the competition.
Victims could be entitled to redress – but it won't be easy.
Social media sites aren't the only online systems that can secretly influence people's votes. Search engines can too and may be even more successful – and undetectable.
The routine gathering and monetisation of vast amounts of personal data has been normalised.
Social media platforms and data analytics companies need the world to believe in the election-swaying power of big data.
We’re at a critical moment as users of Facebook. It's our responsibility to educate ourselves about how our data is bought and sold.
An expert explains how Facebook's privacy issues are linked to a bigger problem – a 'hostile information architecture,' largely controlled by corporate interests.
Canadians — and consumers around the world — have the power to hold industries accountable for misuse or unauthorized use of our data. It's time to use it.
Knowledge of our selves, quantified in big data and transformed into affective algorithms, is exploited by corporations and political parties to give us our 15 minutes of fame.
Personalisation has made decisions easier and quicker – but it is still large corporations, rather than individual users, who benefit most.
What kind of information do Canadian voters get through Facebook? It's time for the social media giant to let researchers see exactly what it sends its 23 million users in Canada.
Facebook is not just in the business of providing you with a service. It is also in the business of farming your data.