New research suggests that it isn’t the technologically illiterate who fall for the promise of a legacy from a Nigerian prince – the more you use Facebook, the more likely you are to click that link.
Tim Berners-Lee has publicly called for programmers to develop better, more user-friendly cryptography. That way, he says, we can all get back to living private lives again.
“Every relationship becomes a three-way,” July says of the new app, which launched yesterday at the Venice Film Festival.
A subtle change in how Twitter's feed works will make some people very angry, but most people probably won't even notice.
Here’s a helpful guide to what you should and shouldn’t do if you see a woman being harassed on Twitter.
It may be open to the world, but the articles on Wikipedia reflect existing hierarchies of knowledge.
Snark aside, queer women should never be invisible.
Facebook collects and sells our data – and yet we seem to care comparatively little that we don’t get a cut.
Twitter, once the preserve of teens and techies, is now the medium of choice for the political establishment too.
The default assumption when it comes to sex workers on Facebook is that their lives are an open book.
All three of Britain’s main parties insist that data surveillance is for our protection – but this “emergency” is about power and control.
Arguments for digital piracy are drivel – it's high time we steered away from this cultural cliff, argues author Chris Ruen.
The social network admits manipulating its users’ emotions through the content it put in their newsfeeds. Think that’s creepy? A couple of years ago, it influenced their voting patterns, too. When do we get scared about what Facebook could do with its power?
What tips can David Cameron learn from the annual Twiplomacy report, which studies how world leaders use Twitter? He needs a little help – not only because he's regularly insulted online, but because Barack Obama won't follow him back.
It is apparently very easy to trick ordinary computer users into hosting your malware.
Biz Stone clearly left some libertarian coding in Twitter’s DNA. Following Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, Twitter could proudly say that it had not co-operated.
The internet is an answer machine, it doesn’t help us ask better questions. It feeds the illusion that we already know everything we need to know to be well-informed.
The revolution in IT and how it is transforming our world in ways that even economists are struggling to understand.
Social media companies like Twitter and Facebook have essentially erected new borders where such borders did not exist before.
The US Secret Service is seeking some help with its online snooping, and needs a company that can detect sarcasm online - because you need to be able to distinguish between "I love Al Qaeda" and "I love Al Qaeda". Good luck with that, pals!
The scary future of digital gerrymandering – and how to prevent it.
How online dating has turned singles into perfectionists.
And why we should lay off the caps-lock key.
Speed is of the essence in the online world but faced with the Aladdin’s cave of cultural riches, one’s response is invariably one of sluggishness, of planning for a putative future that will never come.
Big coastal cities do not always get good coverage, let alone the outback.
There is good reason to suspect that much of the energy spent on online campaigning is wasted entrenching divisions or preaching aggressively to an already zealous choir.
Let's start by ditching the word "cyber bullying" - this isn't a new phenomenon, but it is harder for parents and teachers to deal with than harassment and abuse than occurs offline.
In the one corner of the American economy defined by its relentless optimism, there is now a large and growing class of highly trained, objectively talented, surpassingly ambitious workers who are shunted to the margins.
“What do I do if I'm ugly?”, and other questions.
A quiet revolution has taken place in gambling, with electronic terminals finely-tuned into the perfect devices for parting you from your money. Rather than thrilling you, they lull you into a calm, machine-like state that gives the illusion of control.