article 19 March 2015 World, United States
The adopted children being given away on Facebook

American parents who adopted children from abroad are advertising them for readoption to strangers on a Facebook group, Channel 4 News finds.

post 27 January 2015
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Crime is changing, and technology is playing a major role

News last week that crime rates had fallen to a record low gives an indication as to how that shift is taking place.

article 15 January 2015 World, Italy
The role of social media in Europe's migrant crisis

Facebook pages apparently set up by smugglers are specifically targeting Syrians as part of a new method of recruiting refugees to pay for places on board ships bound for Europe.

article 06 January 2015 UK
The six books that Mark Zuckerberg should read

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says his 2015 new year's resolution is to read a book every other week - here are six books we think he should read.

article 28 November 2014 UK
Facebook, Twitter told: be clear about how data used

Social networks must simplify terms and conditions, to ensure that their users are clear over how their personal data will be collected and used, MPs say.

article 26 November 2014 UK
Islamic State
by Forget Facebook: jihadists are using different networks

Facebook faces criticism for failing to act over an online chat in which one of Lee Rigby's murderers discussed "killing a soldier" - but it is hardly the only route terrorists use to communicate.

post 26 November 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Is Facebook really capable of monitoring terrorists?

Bearing in mind Facebook moderators sometimes have trouble telling the difference between breastfeeding and porn, I reckon they'd struggle to distinguish angry boasts from genuine threats to life.

article 23 October 2014 UK
Have new government tax rules made any difference at all?

Introduced after the Google, Facebook and Starbucks tax scandals, new tax rules are doing very little to curb similar legal tax avoidance, it is claimed. Is public disquiet having more influence?

video 19 October 2014 UK

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Should you go to prison for being offensive online? - video

Blogger Jamie Bartlett says people should be allowed to upset and offend people online but Labour MP Stella Creasy argues that "it's not free speech if one side of the conversation lives in fear."