Harvesting data from Facebook's users is within the rules, I should know, I've done this kind of research myself. But the latest scandal may make it harder for us to get any useful data.
It's time for a new discussion about the rules around privacy and politics in Australia – one in which the privacy interests of individuals are front and centre.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal wasn't a data breach – it was a violation of academic ethics. Maybe it's universities, not social networks, that need to update their privacy settings.
How data-driven behavioural sciences are being road tested in the political sphere.
As the internet-connected world reels from revelations about personalized manipulation based on Facebook data, a scholar of virtual reality warns there's an even bigger crisis of trust on the horizon.
Facebook harvests individual users' data and sells it to advertisers, who narrowly target specific messages to particular people not just for profit, but for partisan political gain.
Several critical Canadian elections are ahead. Here's what governments and social media companies must do to assure Canadians that their online personal data won't be used to manipulate results.
The privacy backlash over Cambridge Analytica and Facebook may lead to explosive consequences for academics.
Welcome to the new Wild West.