Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.
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.
Mark Zuckerberg's decision to heavily restrict Facebook's APIs turns an opaque social network into an unaccountable black box.
The current reckoning with data has been a long time coming, a historian of privacy in the US writes.
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?
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.
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.
The ongoing Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal has generated big headlines, but consumer and marketing research have long questioned the actual effectiveness of psychographic segmentation.
An email from Aleksandr Kogan sheds light on exactly how much your Facebook data reveals about you, and what data scientists can actually do with that information.
Facebook has become a key part of the world's infrastructure, not just another tech company. It's time to start treating it that way.
Zuckerberg's control over the way Facebook is run far outstrips his shareholdings. That can be a problem when scandals hit.
Young people are abandoning Facebook and calls to delete profiles are growing over the alleged exploitation of data for political campaigns.