Searching the web with ChatGPT is like talking to an expert – if you’re OK getting a mix of fact and fiction. But even if it were error-free, searching this way comes with hidden costs.
Our tendency to view machines as people and become attached to them points to real risks of psychological entanglement with AI technology.
The Online News Act could result in the formation of new agreements between news organizations and digital platform giants, which could give rise to a number of worrying developments.
Twitter and Meta are looking to make money from protecting users’ identities. This raises questions about collective security, people understanding what they’re paying for and who remains vulnerable.
Signalling theory tells us lots about the way paid-for verification has disrupted the blue tick system.
Meta is among companies in recent years that have embraced becoming a ‘flatter’ organization – with fewer managers – to become more nimble and innovative.
Mark Zuckerberg says he wants the world to be more “open and connected”, but his decision to block archiving the company’s social media content argues otherwise.
Women need better protection from online hate and misogyny, both while using social media and when working for technology companies.
Facebook and Instagram were recently told by their parent company, Meta, to overhaul their policy on nipple exposure. But the change may not be as radical as people hope. Here’s why.
The numbers are less concerning when viewed in the bigger picture.
The US government regulates many industries, but social media companies don’t neatly fit existing regulatory templates. Systems that deliver energy may be the closest analog.
The metaverse offers novel opportunities for retailers and their customers, but retailers need to be adequately prepared to overcome the challenges of new technology.
The story of Meta’s latest AI model shows the pitfalls of machine learning – and a disregard for potential risks.
Radical change at Twitter shows how quickly strategies and values can shift in Big Tech. New Zealand needs to be less reliant on overseas solutions for its own digital infrastructure plans.
With less than 14% of shares, Meta’s chairman and chief executive controls the majority of votes because of the tech company’s dual-class share structure.
Meta’s focus on virtual reality might free up space for smaller social media players to compete.
The virtual office promised by the metaverse could bring enhanced surveillance and the drawbacks of online culture to the workplace.
Misinformation has bedeviled social media companies for years, and the problem is especially consequential during elections. Are the companies up to the job as the 2022 midterm elections approach?
Augmented reality (AR) uses wearable tech to enhance the physical world. To develop and enhance AR experiences, companies are tracking users’ eye movements, which may be more revealing than intended.
Imposing outright social media bans can do more harm than good.