People data from social media could further the understanding of economies and societies, but first we must explore why different motives for sharing data on various platforms may skew our insights
Internet behemoths Facebook and Google collectively dominate the online ad market, so what chance do smaller businesses have in competing?
For an industry that prides itself on creativity, its workforce is homogenous. A former techie-turned-writer shares his experience of working as a black employee in Silicon Valley and tells how the technology sector remains out of reach for many under-represented ethnicities
Social media has transformed the nature of human interaction, but has simultaneously created homogeneous newsfeeds that reinforce our social and cultural biases
In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, Facebook shares plummeted, and it remains to be seen whether other big tech companies will suffer likewise
Facebook’s fracas over misuse of its users’ data may signal a fundamental rethink of how customers’ personal information is treated online
Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief who vowed to protect users from abuse, hate and political interference, gets some advice on how to fix the social network
From Chancellor George Osborne's welfare cuts to the election of Myanmar's first civilian president, we chart March's news highlights