The technology behind blockchain remains a mystery to many, but the it shares many common features with the popular online encyclopedia with which most web users are very familiar.
Healthcare workers are losing trust in the system in South Africa.
An expert in trust assesses how it comes into play while finding a solution that avoids a hard border for Northern Ireland.
Young people are abandoning Facebook and calls to delete profiles are growing over the alleged exploitation of data for political campaigns.
Researchers spent 16 years at a high school and observed security tighten and then loosen up again. What they found is that tighter security had the opposite of the intended effect.
Users shouldn't trust Facebook, but that doesn't mean they should immediately abandon what has become a crucial platform for connectedness.
Their culture places a high value on something many Americans don't.
South African investigative journalists and civil society played a crucial role in bringing a country in the clutches of patronage networks back from the brink.
A scholar of digital trust evaluates Facebook's current efforts and proposes some improvements the company could make.
To ensure the success of global trade, we need to understand and make allowances for cultural differences in trust.
New research on the future of the welfare state found people lack confidence in the whole system of government, rather than individual politicians.
Trust has returned to areas with a higher concentration of ethnically diverse migrants significantly since 2005, but more must to be done if we want to avoid another Cronulla riot.
People prefer human experts even when they're wrong.
Around the world, people are both increasingly dependent on, and distrustful of, digital technology. New research suggests ways this conflict could unfold.
If government and industry overhype autonomous vehicles, the public may expect too much, be disappointed and reject the new technology.
Politicians are always being told to trust what climate scientists are telling them. But can you have too much of a good thing? What happens when the exchange of ideas becomes too cosy?
You may have imagined the blockchain would lead to a world without governments or institutions veryifying transactions, research shows that it probably won't.
Remember that story about the molecule found in turkey that makes you drowsy? Research shows it's a myth – tryptophan doesn't cause you to nod off, but it may be connected to cooperation.
Scientists who engage with the public may have goals about influencing policy or behavior. But they also need to think about the short-term objectives that will help get them there.
There's a science to understanding the ways that trust is formed, broken and rebuilt.