Analysis

Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing

The CEO’s privacy is as vulnerable as ours, and the social network faces a regulation battle

Is Spotify really worth $20bn?

Music service will soon have its IPO and investors think it can be as big as Netflix. Are they right?

Genius or hubris? Why turning down Facebook may be Snapchat’s big mistake

Turning down a $3bn offer made Snapchat famous for its bold vision. But now Facebook is catching up, leading some to predict a ‘long and painful death’

Australia’s plan to force tech giants to give up encrypted messages may not add up

Malcolm Turnbull says the ‘law of Australia’ will prevail over the ‘laws of mathematics’ in new legislation on encryption. But he is on shaky ground

Uber’s scandals, blunders and PR disasters: the full list

The company has had a seemingly never-ending string of missteps, from its controversial CEO to questionable tactics and sexual harassment claims

Inside the darknet: where Australians buy and sell illegal goods

A vendor was offering Medicare details of any Australian. Could this be real, or was it just a scam? The only way to know was to request some data

If Zuckerberg wants to rule the world, does he even need to be president?

The Facebook CEO’s 5,700 word post advocated a strong civil society and ended quoting Lincoln. Is he pitching for office, or already an unofficial Potus?

Facebook Live is changing the world – but not in the way it hoped

Facebook’s betting big on everyone streaming their lives in real time, but has it unleashed a monster it can’t control?

Telling Facebook you’ve changed your phone number – the weird T&Cs you’ve unwittingly signed up to

Nobody reads the small print when they sign up to social media – so no one knows what they’re giving away. Martin Belam has found out for you

Seven things we’ve learned from the first year of Apple Music

Changes ahead for streaming service as, with 15m paying subscribers, it continues the battle with rivals Spotify and YouTube

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