Concerns that regulation could cement Facebook's market position don't account for the unique features of social media business models.
Experts reviewed more than five hours of testimony Facebook’s notoriously reserved CEO gave to Congress, searching for nonverbal clues to understand what he’s really thinking.
For years, watchdogs have warned of the potential problems of sharing data with online companies. The Facebook data crisis has made these concerns much more real. What should be done now?
Voters can no longer check all the posts sent out by political parties in the past. That makes it harder to hold them to account.
The Communications Decency Act was passed in 1996, seven years before the debut of MySpace. It helped online publishing grow – and to escape consequences for the way users might be harmed.
Mark Zuckerberg's decision to heavily restrict Facebook's APIs turns an opaque social network into an unaccountable black box.
A corporate apology is always connected to the benefits it brings to the company. It is not a personal apology, it is a form of institutional positioning.
The current reckoning with data has been a long time coming, a historian of privacy in the US writes.
If you're concerned about privacy, but you're not ready to #deletefacebook here’s what you can do, step by step, to minimise the amount of data you share.
Several critical Canadian elections are looming. Here's what Canada can learn from Europe on how to prevent the digital manipulation of voters.
Personality tests played a central role in the recent Facebook scandal over corporate harvesting of personal data. Why are businesses so interested in them?
It's time programmers looked out old computer text adventures like Zork and Colossal Cave from the 1970s and 1980s.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal has finally brought privacy concerns about personal online data to the masses – and action is urgently needed.
Scholars discuss the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal: what happened, what's at stake, how to fix it, and what could come next.
A new report unpacks the complex role social media play in the lives of Indigenous Australians.
Facebook must confront deep challenges if it's to become a force in the global fight against false narratives.
Third party data brokers trade in personal information and the industry is worth billions. But the activities of these companies remain largely invisible. It's time to shine a light.
Why are the masses not disconnecting from Facebook despite the litany of revelations that the company's brass has long viewed them as dumb sheep?
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook users seek answers on how their data is scraped and targeted.
Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.