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.
Information extracted from copyrighted material should not be seen as an infringement. Such analytical use is good for society.
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.
Women are underrepresented in academic science. New research finds the problem is even worse in terms of who authors high-profile journal articles – bad news for women’s career advancement.
What governments and companies think they know about us – whether or not it’s accurate – has real power over our actual lives.
When smartphone apps get permission to access your location or other activity, they often share that data with other companies that can compile digital profiles on users.
To ease the stress of commuting, don’t ditch the bus – just make it smarter.