Social media presents a powerful platform for creating multiple stories about Africa.
Organisations are on the losing side, especially those that rely on leveraging personal data to compete. But there will be a net benefit to consumers – and that's a good thing.
The sustainability of the news media is a precondition for good journalism in the public interest. Thus, economic questions should form part of discussions of press freedom.
Many are wondering what Facebook, Twitter and even the government can do to stop the spread of fake news. Behavioral science has an answer: the Pro-Truth Pledge.
Facebook has expressed interest in regulation, but its submission to the ACCC could be a disappointing early indication of how it will downplay its magnitude in future regulatory debates.
Six things you can do to control your social media addiction.
The routine gathering and monetisation of vast amounts of personal data has been normalised.
Social media platforms and data analytics companies need the world to believe in the election-swaying power of big data.
Despite the claims of online dating services, there is little scientific evidence that using self-reported data for matchmaking can lead to long-term compatibility.
We’re at a critical moment as users of Facebook. It's our responsibility to educate ourselves about how our data is bought and sold.
An expert explains how Facebook's privacy issues are linked to a bigger problem – a 'hostile information architecture,' largely controlled by corporate interests.
Facebook grapples with balancing the privacy needs of users with needs of the research community.
Canadians — and consumers around the world — have the power to hold industries accountable for misuse or unauthorized use of our data. It's time to use it.
Knowledge of our selves, quantified in big data and transformed into affective algorithms, is exploited by corporations and political parties to give us our 15 minutes of fame.
Personalisation has made decisions easier and quicker – but it is still large corporations, rather than individual users, who benefit most.
Google and Facebook reign supreme over digital advertising. Yet the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and when the effectiveness of this advertising seems limited, should we ban this model?
In a major blow to Facebook, a judge has ruled that a class action can proceed. If similar actions are brought around the world, Facebook could face billions of dollars in damages.
What kind of information do Canadian voters get through Facebook? It's time for the social media giant to let researchers see exactly what it sends its 23 million users in Canada.
Facebook is not just in the business of providing you with a service. It is also in the business of farming your data.
Parents should inform themselves, and review their and their children's privacy settings.