Hunt warns tech on mental health
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has added fuel to the social media regulation debate, this week attacking tech giants for not making doing enough to protect children’s mental health – and warning that regulation could follow. Will words translate into action? (more…)
Did Leave cheat with Brexit data?
After last week’s reports that unauthorised data may have helped Donald Trump to victory in the US presidential election, attention this week shifted to the UK and allegations that Leave campaigners breached campaign rules in the way they deployed data to sway the EU referendum vote. (more…)
Tech trust set to plumb new depths
Just as we thought levels of public trust in tech business couldn’t get much lower, this week’s events around Facebook/Cambridge Analytica look certain to take trust down to new lows, as the data abuse story dominates all the headlines. Julian Blake reports. (more…)
Facebook: depression is your fault
After searing criticism from high-profile former execs about its effect on the human condition, Facebook has acknowledged for the first time that social media can harm the mental health of its users. But it absolves itself of responsibility by essentially blaming people for using social tools in the wrong way. Julian Blake reports. (more…)