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.
Facebook's users have wildly different expectations about privacy and security. What may look like inadequate oversight in some places may be considered an overreach in others.
The silver lining to the Cambridge Analytica case is that more people are recognising that we pay for online services with not only our own privacy, but that of our friends, family and colleagues.
Slacktivism won't cut it in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role in elections in Nigeria and Kenya have been overstated.
Noise around extreme practices drowns out how data analytics is being used in everyday ways. To really consider control of our data we must look beyond Cambridge Analytica.
Users shouldn't trust Facebook, but that doesn't mean they should immediately abandon what has become a crucial platform for connectedness.
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.