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?
US privacy laws focus on informing consumers what's happening with their data; other countries specifically restrict data collection and analysis.
The end of net neutrality in the US does not mean the rest of the world will follow – and there's plenty of evidence that demonstrates continued commitment to open access.
If access to information online becomes more difficult, then it will be the communities on the fringes that lose out.
As the issue of an open and free internet again comes up for public debate, Congress could participate – and help regulators devise a workable set of policies.
After violence in Charlottesville, internet firms are erasing bigoted content. But should private companies serve as unaccountable regulators and be responsible for policing complex social issues?
Cracking down on extremism online won’t solve the problem of extremist violence, will inevitably censor speech that's important to protect and risks harming political dissidents and democracy itself.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an international cooperative effort to drive terrorists off the internet. How well have other global efforts to manage the internet fared?
As the Trump administration settles into office, regulators and lawmakers have big plans for shifting the country's media landscape, with potentially profound effects on the public.
Trump's FCC chairman Ajit Pai has proposed a major change in internet regulation, doing away with the Open Internet Order. Experts describe what's at stake, and why it matters.
The Digital Economy Bill would effectively create a hackable register of pornography users and block 'unconventional' material.
The developing world is waking up to the internet. We need to know how new generations of children use it.
This year marks the 30th birthday of .au domains. We've come a long way but there's big change ahead.
3D printing is opening doors to amazing opportunities and benefits – as well as some undeniable dangers. Patience and caution about regulating it will yield more innovation.
Not all internet traffic is the same. Despite the recent legal win for network neutrality, many questions remain.
The 'right to be forgotten' won't always help when someone posts something harmful about you – but there are other options.
Sanctions against Russia and China would only escalate cyber-attacks, when what's needed is international agreement.
If there's to be one committee to rule them all, it needs to be handled right.
On Human Experiments – behavioural research is now big online, and you're likely to be part of it whether you know it or not.
All interaction depends on rules, written or unwritten, to ensure a smooth ride. But in cyberspace there are none.