The numbers are less concerning when viewed in the bigger picture.
Most young people regard reining in the big social media platforms as only part of the solution to the ‘relentless stream’ of abuse and shaming they experience online
Jae C. Hong/AP
Change management never quite goes according to plan. But it’s hard to figure out if Elon Musk even has a plan.
Is a food courier who owns one scooter a worker?
There are ways in which platform workers can resist the rise in job insecurity and poor working conditions brought on by digital labour platforms.
Bill C-18, the Online News Act, is trying to get the dominant digital platforms to negotiate mutually-acceptable agreements with Canada’s online news outlets.
There’s no evidence that news outlets are worse off because of Google, Facebook and other aggregators. If anything, evidence shows that, overall, news outlets would be in worse shape without them.
Peiter “Mudge” Zatko was Twitter’s security chief. What he claims he found there is a security nightmare.
Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Former Twitter security chief alleges in a whistleblower complaint gross security malpractice, with many employees having access to the social media platform’s code as well as user data.
An image of a mock gallows on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is shown as the House select committee holds hearings in June 2022 into the attack.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
It’s easy to consider the erosion of democratic norms in the U.S. as purely political, but it poses serious risks to the country’s economic order. Is democracy in the gallows?
One Medical provides primary healthcare services to people across the US.
Andy Wong / AP
Like the EU and unlike the US, China is trying to rein in the power of big tech companies. Can we learn from these efforts?
Despite its ‘innovator’ status, Apple usually wasn’t the first one to offer groundbreaking new features. But it knew how to adopt existing features in groundbreaking ways.
European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson announced a set of proposed regulations requiring tech companies to report child sexual abuse material.
AP Photo/Francisco Seco
The EU’s proposed regulations don’t align with existing technology. They’re likely to fail – or to break the internet as we know it.
The vast majority of high-profile big tech whistleblowers in recent years have been women.
Elke Meitzel/Image Source via Getty Images
Frances Haugen, Timnit Gebru and Janneke Parrish are at the forefront of a group of high-profile women calling out big tech. Is there a connection between their gender and their role as whistleblowers?
A Meta spokesperson told The Conversation non-news pages had been taken down by mistake. Whistleblower allegations contradict this.
The age of the free speech free-for-all is over – but public online spaces are possible.
To complete his deal, Elon Musk now needs the nod from a majority of Twitter’s shareholders and US corporate regulators.
We are connecting ourselves, our homes and our workplaces to lots of internet-enabled devices: smartwatches, smart lightbulbs, toasters, fridges … How to keep all their data private?
Alphabet, Apple, Meta, Amazon and Microsoft have each taken some form of action against Russia — but the actual impact it will have isn’t clear.
Tech companies do not make it easy or affordable to get products repaired.
Tech companies still make it difficult to get gadgets repaired.
Tech giants such as Spotify like to claim they are platforms, not publishers, and aren’t editorially responsible for the content they host. But with COVID threatening lives, they have to do better.
A number of legal cases were brought forward by regulators this year, in a bid to hold major tech companies accountable.