In-person collaboration between Indigenous communities has been aided by information technologies like Zoom. However, recent attempts to mine personal data raise concerns about data ownership.
Prosecraft creator Benji Smith believed he was honouring copyright laws, while using more than 25,000 books without authors’ consent. What does the law say? A copyright expert explains.
Many people have become resigned to the fact that tech companies collect our private data. But policymakers must do more to limit the amount of personal information corporations can collect.
ChatGPT is fuelled by our intimate online histories. It’s trained on 300 billion words, yet users have no way of knowing which of their data it contains.
Predictive policing has improved in leaps and bounds and become increasingly automated thanks to big data, data mining and powerful computers.
There’s little transparency surrounding how insurance firms collect, analyse and use our personal data when they establish insurance costs.
Proof of Work mining is inherently wasteful, but don’t expect a switch any time soon.
When school officials post photos about students on Facebook, they may be inadvertently enabling data mining firms and others to use the information for other purposes, new research has found.
Have you ever been targeted with ads that are scarily specific to you, and wondered how the app or website could have known?
Bitcoin is attracting attention from big buyers like Tesla. But don’t be fooled – it’s still a disaster for the climate.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to calls for the collection of race-based data. But the risks of algorithmic discrimination must be addressed.
The code seems to oversimplify how news content on big digital platforms should be assigned commercial value.
The US is also ‘looking at’ banning the Chinese social media app.
While some online services such as banking do warrant using your true information, many sites shouldn’t require the same level of disclosure. Here’s how to protect yourself in such cases.
Design bloggers have long had creeping suspicion of a more monolithic web, so a team of researchers decided to analyze the aesthetics of nearly 10,000 websites.
Attitudes about data entry are complex, despite a recent study suggesting it’s the most despised workplace task.
Personal data is valued primarily because data can be turned into a private asset. That has significant implications for political and societal choices.
US lawmakers and regulators are beginning to investigate big tech’s growing power, but they need to look beyond size and into their very natures.
The General Data Protection Regulations have been in force since May 2018. Analysis of its four key measures: labels, liability obligation, portability and pseudonymisation.
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.