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How the Nigerian and Kenyan media handled Cambridge Analytica

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta recently signed into law the Data Protection Bill. Passed after several years of debate and delay, the new law places...

‘Boris the Baby Bot’: The little book about big data

Boris the BabyBot has been dreamt up by researcher and writer Murray Hunter, who focuses on surveillance and data privacy

How to win votes and influence people

A Netflix documentary The Great Hack detailed the connections between Cambridge Analytica, the US election of Donald Trump and Brexit

Predatory Facebook is an illusory friend that uses you

It finds out all about you without your knowledge, to control you for its profit

Lawsuit adds to Facebook woes on data protection

The suit filed in Superior Court in Washington seeks an injunction to make sure Facebook puts in place safeguards to monitor users' data

Spain approves contested data protection law

The law was approved in Spain's upper house of parliament with 220 votes in favour and 21 against

Departing Facebook comms chief takes blame for PR firm controversy

The announcement by Elliot Schrage came after Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg pledged a "thorough" review of its use of a conservative consulting firm

Editorial: Fallout from Facebook

In the latest scandal, the platform realised that it was reporting up to 900% increases in the number of people watching videos

EU warns Facebook not to lose control of data security

In yet another scandal, Facebook has admitted that up to 50 million user accounts around the world had been breached by hackers

SA waits on information regulator

The process of setting up the new body to help safeguard our democracy has met with obstacles

The online battle for the truth

Despite the creation of dozens of fact-checking initiatives in recent years, efforts to stem the proliferation of false information remain weak

Britain to fine Facebook over data breach

​Britain's data regulator says it will fine Facebook half a million pounds for failing to protect users' data

When will Google defend democracy?

Social media sites aren't the only online systems that can secretly influence people's votes

As EU privacy law looms, debate swirls on cybersecurity impact

Some analysts say the concerns about cybercrime are overblown, and that sophisticated cybercriminals can easily hide their tracks

Facebook’s Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing

The social media chief executive will answer questions in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal

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