Tim Berners-Lee's plan to save the internet: give us back control of our data

The web's inventor believes the liberation of our data will help redistribute power on the internet.

Pieter Verdegem, Senior Lecturer, School of Media and Communication, University of Westminster • conversation
Feb. 5, 2021 ~7 min

Instagram's redesign shifts toward shopping – here's how that can be harmful

Instagram's Shop button signals the growing commodification of human interactions on social media.

Nazanin Andalibi, Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~9 min

A circular economy could end waste – at the cost of our privacy

Manufacturers will increasingly track the products they sell to make recycling them more profitable.

Anitha Chinnaswamy, Assistant Professor of Computing, Coventry University • conversation
Nov. 9, 2020 ~7 min